Tutor profile: Diana S.
Lucas makes $15 an hour mowing lawns. He made $300 this weekend. Write an equation and solve it to show how many hours Lucas worked this week. Let h = hours worked
Equation: h = 300/15 ( or 15h = 300 ) h = 20 hours
Subject: Basic Math
Justin is planning on buying a truck. He plans to put 10% down and pay the 8% in sales tax the day he buys it. How much should he plan to spend that day on a truck with a price of $49,950?
Sales Tax: $49,950 * 0.08 = $3996 Down Payment: $49,950 * 0.1 = $4995 Total Spent on Buying Day: $8,991
Subject: US History
How did the colonists manage to win the American Revolution despite the odds being against them? Britain had a larger and more trained armed forces with access to far more weaponry than the colonists.
The colonists had several key factors that worked in their favor and helped them win the war. First, they had a successful spy network. Colonial spies were planted in the British network keeping track of the movements and communicating using various methods such as invisible ink, notes sewn in clothes, and even notes baked into loaves of bread. Secondly, the colonists sealed a key alliance with France. France then sent in generals, which gave the colonists, who were mostly untrained civilians, access to more training, better weapons, and a more disciplined attitude. Lastly, the colonists had strong leadership. The colonists had the heart and desire to win their independence and were fueled by General Washington's fire and drive to win. He was able to channel their rebellion and fuel their desire to win.
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