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Session Transcript - Math - Middle Grades, 9/20/2012 7:53PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 9/20/2012 7:53PM
Length: 14.6 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Middle Grades


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Guest (Customer)
[00:00:01] The soccer, tennis, football, and track seasons are all different lengths. The lengths are 10, 12, 16, and 18 weeks. The soccer season is 6 weeks longer than the tennis season is 2 weeks shorter than track and 8 weeks shorter than football. Which season last the longest...

Moises E (Tutor)
[00:00:09] Welcome to Tutor.com ! Let's get started.

Guest (Customer)
[00:01:46] ok
[00:01:49] The soccer, tennis, football, and track seasons are all different lengths. The lengths are 10, 12, 16, and 18 weeks. The soccer season is 6 weeks longer than the tennis season is 2 weeks shorter than track and 8 weeks shorter than football. Which season last the longest...

Moises E (Tutor)
[00:01:53] I'm working on this...
[00:03:10] Question: all the conditions are for the soccer season? That is, the soccer season is 6 weeks longer than the tennis season, that the soccer season is 2 weeks shorter than the track season and that the soccer season is 8 weeks shorter than the football season?

Guest (Customer)
[00:03:35] Huh??
[00:03:38] Slow down. I'm confused.

Moises E (Tutor)
[00:04:03] I'm not sure if the problem is giving info only for the soccer season, for the way it is written.

Guest (Customer)
[00:04:26] Do i need to go to another tutor

Moises E (Tutor)
[00:05:11] I think I have the answer, but I'm not sure if you will understand me. So in order to not waste your time, I will transfer. Is this ok?

Guest (Customer)
[00:05:20] ok

Moises E (Tutor)
[00:05:30] Give me a moment, please.

Guest (Customer)
[00:05:41] k

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[00:07:04] *** The session has been transferred. ***

Guest (Customer)
[00:07:10] The soccer, tennis, football, and track seasons are all different lengths. The lengths are 10, 12, 16, and 18 weeks. The soccer season is 6 weeks longer than the tennis season is 2 weeks shorter than track and 8 weeks shorter than football. Which season last the longest...

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:07:12] Welcome to Tutor.com
[00:07:46] what is your question? It appears you already started this.

Guest (Customer)
[00:08:12] The soccer, tennis, football, and track seasons are all different lengths. The lengths are 10, 12, 16, and 18 weeks. The soccer season is 6 weeks longer than the tennis season is 2 weeks shorter than track and 8 weeks shorter than football. Which season last the longest...

[00:08:21] its logical reasoning

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:08:43] yes, also some algebra

Guest (Customer)
[00:08:48] yup

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:09:05] do you want to show me the first step?

Guest (Customer)
[00:09:42] IDK where to start

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:10:13] well, first we have to agree on what the question is. It is written kind of vaguely, so I want to make sure I understand.

Guest (Customer)
[00:10:23] k

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:10:39] are they saying this:
[00:10:47] soccer 6 weeks longer than tennis
[00:11:00] soccer 2 weeks shorter than track
[00:11:09] soccer 8 weeks shorter than football
[00:11:19] am i understanding correctly?

Guest (Customer)
[00:11:37] yes. the ? is which season lasts 12 weeks

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:12:10] which season do you think is the longest based on all these statements?

Guest (Customer)
[00:12:27] tennis

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:12:39] tennis? how did you get that?

Guest (Customer)
[00:12:46] idk

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:12:56] we know soccer season is longer than tennis, right?
[00:13:20] does that make sense?

Guest (Customer)
[00:13:27] yes
[00:13:29] so soccer

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:13:47] well, what about track and football? Are they longer or shorter than soccer?

Guest (Customer)
[00:14:15] Fshorter

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:14:25] please read that again
[00:14:34] isn't saying soccer is shorter?

Guest (Customer)
[00:14:47] is it football

Scott M (Tutor)
[00:14:53] You got it!

Guest (Customer)
[00:15:15] I got it! Thanks!