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# I don't get y=m(x) + b (answer)

When graphing, first we need to know what we're looking at. A simple graph will consist of long horizontal line called the x-axis, and long vertical line called the y-axis. Where these two lines meet is the origin with coordinates of (0,0). If you move from the origin the coordinates begin to...

# how many days will it take Lew to finish it alone? (answer)

This is an example of a "work" problem. Typically there is a task that will be completed in some unit of time. The short-cut here is to think in terms of fractions. So, each person can do a portion (fraction) of work in a portion (fraction) of time. The first step is always the hardest with these...

# How do you make a graph out of an equation? (x,y) (answer)

Linear equations are the first step to understanding how graphing works. The default equation which will shortly become permanent in your knowledge of math is: y = mx + b This equation is the slope-intercept form for straight lines where 'm' represents the slope of the line, and 'b' represents...

# Distributive Property: x(3x^2 - 5x + 8) (answer)

When you distribute a constant, you multiply it. Here, it's to each value within the parentheses. So: x(3x2 - 5x +8) =  3x2(x) - 5x(x) + 8(x) When multiplying unknown variables (like 'x'), the product is that variable raised to the sum (addition) of their power. For example: x3(x2)...

# A person in a 60ft tall tower is looking down 18 degrees at a fire how far away is the fire from the person (answer)

Good responses. Like Brad said, if you're "looking down" 18 degrees the adjacent angle is 72 degrees. Just be careful with the wording.  SOH CAH TOA