Tutor profile: Lisa L.
42/x = 6
42/x = 6 means 42 divided by some number is equal to 6. To solve the equation, divide 42 by 6. Your answer is 7. Check yourself by multiplying 6 x 7 to see if your answer is 42.
What is Laurence Sterne speaking of when he writes of hobby horses?
Sterne is referring to Tristram Shandy's Uncle Toby's hobbies when he speaks of Uncle Toby's hobby horses. Hobby horses are simply hobbies.
What is the proper usage of the Oxford comma?
The Oxford comma is appropriately used with 'or' or 'and,' after the second from last item in a list of three or more items. Example: I ate a sandwich of lettuce, tomato, and bacon.
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