# Tutor profile: Tirso T.

## Questions

### Subject: Geometry

A 10 m cable is cut into two pieces such that the first piece is four times larger than the second. Find the length of each piece.

The relationships described in equation form as as follows: P1+P2=10 and P1=4P2 Combining these yields: 4P2+ P2= 10 5P=10 P2= 10/5 or 2 This means that P2= 2m and P1=4(2), or 10m

### Subject: Pre-Algebra

John makes $10/hour gardening. He earned $200 this week. Write the equation for figuring out his wages, and then solve it to find out how many hours he worked.

Step 1: In order to find out how many hours John works, you first need a formula for calculating his wages: (hourly wage)(hours)= total wages Step 2: substitute the known values (hourly wage, total wages) $10g=$200 Step 3: isolate the unknown variable (hours) by dividing both sides by his hourly wage, then solve $10g/$10= $200/10 g=20

### Subject: Basic Math

A video game rewards a player 10 points every time the player finds a treasure chest. How many points will the player get if he finds 5 treasure chests?

10 x 5 = 50 The player will get 50 points if he finds 5 treasure chests.

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