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Allison W.
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Basic Math
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Question:

Matt has 5 times as many books as Lisa. Together, Matt and Lisa have 30 books. How many books does Matt have?

Allison W.

Matt has 25 books. In order to solve this comparison problem, you need to set it up as an algebraic equation. Lisa has an unknown amount of books, which I represent as x. Matt has 5 times as many books, which I represent as 5x. Together, Matt and Lisa have 30 books, so 5x + x = 30. Then, I can solve for x because I know that 5x + x = 6x, and 6x = 30. I can divide both sides by 6 to find that x = 5. Lisa has 5 books. Since Matt has 5 times as many, I know that he has 25 books.

Literature
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Question:

What are the characteristics of a fable?

Allison W.

A fable is a short, fictitious story that teaches a lesson. It typically uses animals as the main characters. These characters have human characteristics, and they face human problems. A fable introduces characters in a setting, develop a problem, and solve it in the end, thus teaching a moral lesson that humans can apply to their own lives.

English
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Question:

What is a complete sentence?

Allison W.

A complete sentence is a group of words that states a complete thought. It begins with a capital letter and ends with appropriate punctuation. It can tell an idea, ask a question, show excitement, or give a command.

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