# Tutor profile: Andrea H.

## Questions

### Subject: German

What does the phrase "Mauer im Kopf" mean (not just a literal translation)? What historical event is this phrase connected to?

Mauer im Kopf is the german phrase that means literally a wall in the head but is used to describe when there has been some sort of social or political change that has not been completely accepted in the minds of the people. This term is connected to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West Germany. After the wall came down there were many changes that happened on both sides but despite the citizens now all being German under the same government the two separate cultures that grew over the years clashed at times and people still had prejudices against the citizens of the former countries, they kept the wall up in their head despite the physical wall being brought down.

### Subject: Art History

Like all art movements the DADA movement started as a reaction to events in history and social movements, what were the artists of the DADA movement reacting to? Name an artwork of the DADA movement and how it fits into the ideals of the movement.

DADAism began as a reaction to World War I, the rise of nationalism, and as an opposing force to the main art culture of the time. The rise in materialism inspired artists of the movement to work in ways that mocked the idea of what makes art different from objects the average person of the time had. An example of this focus of DADA is Marcel Duchamp's Ready Mades and his sculpture "Fountain" (1917), which featured a urinal turned to sit on the ground with the signature "R. Mutt" written on it. He used an everyday object such as the urinal to bring into focus his questioning of the artists role in the creation process and to bring into question what we as a society call fine art. His use of the urinal was also to bring shock value to his piece and generate discussion as a result of people sharing their potential disgust of the piece because of its material.

### Subject: Algebra

Balance the equation to solve for x: 3x-7=2x+10

Your first step will always be to get all variables on one side of the equation and all integers on the other. When moving anything from one side of the equation to another you must take the opposite sign of the one in the equation. As this is about balancing we will do the same thing to both sides of the equation every time we move something. For example: to move the +2x to the other side we will need to subtract 2x from each side 3x-2x-7=2x-2x+10 3x-2x-7=10 We can then move the -7 to the other side of the equation so all integers are on one side together. We have to do the opposite action to the -7 to we will add 7 to both sides: 3x-2x-7+7 = 10+7 3x-2x=10=7 we can now simplify both sides of the equation: 3x and 2x are both the same type of variable and can be treated as you would normal integers but do not forget that the "x" must stay. So 3x-2x is 1x, which can also be written as x. x= 10+7 x=17 The answer to this problem is x=17

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