# Tutor profile: Valarie J.

## Questions

### Subject: Basic Math

Use the following problem to answer these two questions: 1/2 + 1/3 a. What is the first step you would take to solve this problem? b. What is the answer?

a. The first is to find a common denominator, which is 6. b. The answer is: 5/6

### Subject: Music Theory

If an alto saxophone in Eb reads a Db, what note will actually sound from the instrument?

The note that will sound is a Fb.

### Subject: Algebra

Using the following equation, solve for x and state how many solutions the equation has. -7x + 5 = 2x + 8 -9x

Step 1- Combine like terms: -7x + 5 = -7x + 8 Step 2- Get the variable on one side of the equal sign by adding 7x to both sides: (7x)+ -7x + 5 = -7x + 8 + (7x) 5 = 8 Since the variable was eliminated on both sides, we are left with 5 = 8. Since 5 can never equal 8, that tells us there are no solutions to this equation.

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