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Food For Thought: Four Nutrition Tips To Optimize Mental Acuity

When parents think about the key factors for academic success, they often look at standard pillars of solid education: (1) a collection of good educators, (2) a wealth of solid academic resources, and (3) a diligent routine of practice and study. These components are certainly essential pieces of the puzzle, but they overlook the keystone underpinning that affects every aspect of learning:... read more

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how do I do -5x -2y less than or equal to -8 on the graph (answer)

Hi Toni- i'm from Michigan originally :).  Anyway, here is how you graph an inequality:   1.  Put the function into slope-intercept form: -5x - 2y <= -8 -2y <= 5x - 8 y >= -(5/2)x + 4 (you flip the inequality symbol when you divide both sides by...

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Five Tips To Keep Young Students Attentive And Engaged

Working with high school students is very straightforward. Kids in their mid to late teens are often focused and self-motivated to learn and perform. They are thinking about college and beyond, and usually have some goals in mind that they would like to achieve. Young children, however, are not as determined to plow through hours of mathematical tutelage as their older counterparts. They are... read more

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How Many Practice SATs Should You Take?

Practice is the key to SAT mastery. No matter what preparatory course you take, what tutor you hire, or what study guides you purchase, all of your resources are for naught if you don’t devote significant time and effort towards practice exams. Knocking out a healthy load of practice tests is particularly important for standardized exams. Why? Because standardization means that the test... read more

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(4v11-2v2) (6v11+8v2) (answer)

The important thing to remember with radicals is that they are essentially to be treated like variables.  Let's multiply it out:   (24)(V11)2 + 32(V11)(V2) - 12(V2)(V11) - 16(V2)2   The important thing to remember is that what is inside the square roots can be...

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SAT Prep - Tackling Tough Math Questions

Nailing an 800 on the math portion of the SAT can be a tricky feat, even if you are steadfastly familiar with all of the requisite formulas and rules. A difficult problem can overwhelm even the most prepared individual come test day. Time constraints, test surroundings, and the overall weight of the exam can unnerve the most grounded students. So what do you do when panic strikes and... read more

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-52=4(7+5r) (answer)

Sure, you need to solve this algebraically by isolating r.  So:   -52 = 4(7 + 5r) -52 = 28 + 20r -80 = 20r r = -4

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The Habit Of Reading: Why It's Important And How To Develop It

Of all the important academic exercises, none are as critical to your success as routine reading. Throughout your education, teachers will assign mounds of textbook reading in social studies, English, the sciences, and beyond. While it is imperative that you take your assignments seriously and blast through your requisite reading, that is simply the bare minimum. Your eventual goal should be... read more

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identify types of conic (answer)

First, the basic equations for conic sections are:   Circle x2 + y2 = r2     Ellipse x2 / a2 + y2 / b2 = 1   Parabola 4px = y2     Hyperbola x2 / a2 - y2 / b2 = 1   Now, try and get these equations...

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distance solution (answer)

Hi L- I will roll through the questions in the order posted:   1.  The distance can be found using the distance formula (which is derived from the Pythagorean theorem):   ___________________ \/ (x1 - x2)2 + (y1 - y2)2      ___________________ \/...

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calculating time and half algebra question (answer)

Here's how you do it:   The person gets paid two different salaries: one for the first 36 hours, and another for the remaining 6 hours (42 - 36 = 6).   We can call these salaries x and y.  Now we have an equation:   36x + 6y = 472.50   But...

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4 sin x =-1+2 sin x (answer)

We need to isolate x like any algebraic equation:   4sin(x) = -1 + 2sin(x) 4sin(x) - 2sin(x) = -1 2sin(x) = -1 sin(x) = -1/2 x = sin-1(-1/2) x = -.524   But since the answer must be between 0 and 2pi, you add 2pi to the answer to get it in the right...

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simplify square roots (answer)

1.  You basically have the square root of a2 and b5      This reduces to:      a ------  = ab-5/2  b5/2   2.  I'm not exactly sure what you've written here, but I think you do it like this:   First,...

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Preventing Silly Mistakes On The SAT And ACT

The “silly mistake” is quite possibly the most mischievous and irksome of the math demons. It is a sly beast that lurks in the deepest recesses of your mind, emerging only periodically to sully your scores in a most disturbing way. Because of its crafty nature, it is able to lull you into the false belief that your thorough understanding of mathematic concepts will keep you safe from its clutches... read more

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