# Tutor profile: Matthew M.

## Questions

### Subject: Python Programming

Explain with pseudo-code the steps to create a function that writes the Fibonacci sequence to a certain number of entries.

Start with n = 1, 1, 2 The first few numbers of the Fibonacci, then go through a for loop adding the final two entries in the list and appending the list with that result.

### Subject: Basic Chemistry

Your niece Janice is a sharp eyed six year old and she spots a birthday balloon drifting along her yard. It comes to rest in her yard. Excited for the chance to observe further Janice brings the party balloon inside. Amazingly, the balloon which was shriveled and crinkled begins to reinflate to it's former taught glory before Janice's widening eyes. What property of the ideal gas law is responsible for this ballony rebirth? How would you gently explain to Janice that she does not in fact have the power to return life to inanimate objects?

Assuming the balloon had not leaked any of it's contents during the trip (a poor assumption) It's probable that the balloon had lost volume and pressure due to it's internal gas cooling during transit. When brought back into the house, the gas warmed and returned to it's original volume and pressure, filling the balloon. An experiment is in order! Asking Janice to temporarily turn off her superpowers and repeating the earlier steps of taking the balloon back outside and returning it to a warm room should allow Janice to see that her observations derive from the natural laws of the universe.

### Subject: Algebra

Starting up a business can be hard, but Wendy is determined. She has found an office space for rent for 800 dollars a month with a deposit of 1600 dollars, she also knows that her operating cost for each employee is 456 dollars each month. 1) Write an equation to solve for her total operating expense letting x be the number of months, and e be the number of employees Wendy hires. 2) How much money does Wendy need to ask the bank for to keep her business going for 6 months with 3 employees?

Writing an equation with more than one variable can seem confusing at first for a new student of algebra, but allowing more letters than just x and y is important to reinforce the abstract consents. Y = 800*x + 456*e*x + 1600 Simply substituting x and e to plug and chug to the answer of 14,608, but she should probably be asking the bank for more money than that for unexpected expenses! Notice that the resulting equation is only linear if the number of employees is defined.

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