Tutor.com Linear Equations Session

Jul. 18, 2012

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Session Transcript - Math - Algebra, 7/9/2012 11:51PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 7/9/2012 11:51PM
Length: 18.6 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Algebra


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Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:00:00] I need help.

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:00:17] Welcome to Tutor.com ! How can I help you today?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:01:03] solvse.
[00:01:27] 3x - 14 over -2 = 3x - 2

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:02:07] Did I write it on the whiteboard correctly.
[00:02:13] ?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:02:22] yea
[00:02:40] sorry for the errors, my computer is weird.

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:02:49] No problem.
[00:02:56] Any ideas how to start this problem?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:02:58] no.
[00:03:13] cross multiply?

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:03:30] We can. Just remember the 3x-2 is over 1.
[00:04:02] What would we get once we cross multiply?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:04:39] 3x - 14 = 6x - 4

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:05:02] Close. Remember we are multiplying by -2.

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:05:44] ok

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:05:56] Any ideas what to do next?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:06:02] add
[00:06:02] 14

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:06:24] Yep.

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:06:53] 3x=-6x+18

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:07:15] Great! Now what?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:07:32] add
[00:07:34] 6x

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:07:54] Great!

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:08:20] 2

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:08:51] Great job!

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:09:02] i have another one.

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:09:34] Okay.

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:09:56] -4(2x+2)= -4(x+1) over 4

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:10:51] Did I write it correctly.

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:11:05] yea.

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:11:23] Any ideas how we should start?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:11:54] yea.
[00:12:08] -8x -8

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:12:41] What about the right hand side?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:13:00] -4x -4 over 4
[00:14:26] cm?

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:15:29] Now what should we do?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:15:52] i
[00:15:53] have
[00:15:55] the
[00:16:04] answer

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:16:10] Okay.
[00:16:15] What did you get?

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:17:04] -1

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:17:17] Very good!

Guest (Customer) (Customer)
[00:18:03] I have more.

Rachel W (Tutor)
[00:18:18] Since we have finished this question and there are students waiting, it would be best if you log back on and connect to another tutor to ask your next question.