Tutor.com Linear Equations Session

Dec. 21, 2012

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Session Transcript - Math - Algebra, 11/19/2012 8:03PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 11/19/2012 8:03PM
Length: 11.3 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Algebra


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Jessica (Customer)
[00:00:00] i need help with 4 step problems

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:00:13] Welcome to Tutor.cmo
[00:00:17] http://.com
[00:00:28] what is your first problem?

Jessica (Customer)
[00:01:05] 3t+5/8=-5

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:01:49] is the 3t+5 all divided by 8 or just the 5 divided by 8?

Jessica (Customer)
[00:02:02] all

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:02:12] okay, great thanks for clarifying.

Jessica (Customer)
[00:02:18] ya

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:02:45] and you want to solve for t, correct?

Jessica (Customer)
[00:02:53] yes

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:03:03] what would the first step be?

Jessica (Customer)
[00:04:16] -5x8=-40, then -40-5=-45

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:04:41] that is a different problem, isn't it?
[00:05:08] or wait a second, I see what you did
[00:05:18] the way you wrote it was a little different

Jessica (Customer)
[00:05:36] o sorry

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:05:44] so, you multiplied both sides by 8, and then what did you do after that?

Jessica (Customer)
[00:06:02] got -40

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:06:13] yes, that is good
[00:06:23] and, then what did you do next?

Jessica (Customer)
[00:06:31] -40-5?

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:06:38] Yes, very good!
[00:07:00] so, now you have 3t = -45
[00:07:07] what would you do next?

Jessica (Customer)
[00:07:23] -15?

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:07:35] and, you got that by doing what?
[00:07:52] i just want to make sure you are doing the right operations

Jessica (Customer)
[00:07:55] -45/3

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:08:02] Yes, excellent!
[00:08:20] You are correct. Good job!

Jessica (Customer)
[00:08:29] thanks

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:08:46] any other questions about this one or any other problems
[00:08:51] ?

Jessica (Customer)
[00:10:07] no i don't think so thank you for hlping me.

Scott M (Tutor)
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[00:10:27] Have a great evening!