It always amazes me when tutors bring more complicated terms into a question for no reason. If you understood all that nonsense you wouldn't need a tutor!
In this question, you have 2 pipes out of commission so forget about them.
You have 6 working pipes out of 8.
The question is 1/3 ( x + 9 ) = 12. You want to find out the value of x.
The way I sometimes teach the idea behind solving an equation is to first walk through it step-by-step in words:
1. This statement is telling you that
one-third of the value of x +...
Since English and it's counterpart Writing figure among my most important tutoring subjects, I am pleased to announce here that my new novel is now available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. In about eight weeks, it will be in stores. For those who
wish to keep score, that makes two novels and one edited story collection out the door on top of my decades-long publishing history in magazines...
September marks 40 years since I drew up my first lesson plan at the age of ten for an ESL student who needed help in English, reading comprehension, math and study skills. By then I was blessed with a college reading level and felt extremely fortunate to
have a formal opportunity to volunteer in helping my slightly younger peers. By twenty a college had hired me to tutor the accounting material...