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maxi 04-29-2013 03:57 AM

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Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 454526)
I understand your frustrations, Max. I really, really do. I've been in that same exact situation countless times. All I've been able to do when things get like that is to take a deep breath, tell myself it's okay if I get some of the questions wrong, but also tell myself that I DO have the ability to get them all correct and to finish them. You will survive this, Max. <:^) You just have to endure the stress of it for a little longer. It IS possible for you to get all of them correct, and it's perfectly alright if you don't. I know you can do it, though. You've done it before, haven't you? And if you're having trouble, there's no shame in asking for help.

So... it's okay if I ask you for help?

TheAshWolf 04-29-2013 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by AlgebraAddict (Post 454524)
It did. Thank you.

Good! :D I'm glad. Tell me if there's anything else I might be able to do to help you out. I'm always open to answering any questions you might have about God, or why things are the way they are, or what we need to do in order to receive Jehovah God's help, or any other question you may have. ^_^

TheAshWolf 04-29-2013 04:05 AM

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Originally Posted by maxi (Post 454527)
So... it's okay if I ask you for help?

O_O Of course! There's a bit of a catch, here, though, when it comes to asking me...I'm not very good with Algebra. <:^D I'm perfectly fine with other kinds of Math--fractions, integers, Geometry, questions like "three to the power of five", all that--but I'm pretty much useless when it comes to square roots, graphing the slope of a line, or finding what a variable equals if there's one on both sides of the equals sign. If you specifically need help with Algebra, I suggest asking someone else. A teacher or a parent or someone you know who's good with Algebra, I mean. SO sorry I can't help with that. x_x

Nevertheless, I'm willing to help you any other way I can when it comes to homework. <:^D What exactly do you need help with?

maxi 04-29-2013 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 454529)
O_O Of course! There's a bit of a catch, here, though, when it comes to asking me...I'm not very good with Algebra. <:^D I'm perfectly fine with other kinds of Math--fractions, integers, Geometry, questions like "three to the power of five", all that--but I'm pretty much useless when it comes to square roots, graphing the slope of a line, or finding what a variable equals if there's one on both sides of the equals sign. If you specifically need help with Algebra, I suggest asking someone else. A teacher or a parent or someone you know who's good with Algebra, I mean. SO sorry I can't help with that. x_x

Nevertheless, I'm willing to help you any other way I can when it comes to homework. <:^D What exactly do you need help with?

Mostly Geography and how the world works and just... integers and Geometry...

TheAshWolf 04-29-2013 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by maxi (Post 454531)
Mostly Geography and how the world works and just... integers and Geometry...

What are you studying in Geography right now? :D I can help with that. Also integers and Geometry.

I'm going to start with integers. Tell me if this helps you at all.

When it comes to adding integers, I like to think of negative integers as empty flower pots, and positive integers as bags of soil. Say you're trying to solve something like this: -4 + 5. So, that's four empty flower pots, and five bags of soil. You fill in the four empty pots with four whole bags of soil. This leaves one bag of soil left over. So, -4 + 5 = 1.

When it comes to subtracting integers, think of a bank account. Say we have the problem -11 + 5. Think of a bank account that you have. Say you have five dollars in the account, but then you spend eleven dollars through your credit card. That means the five dollars get spent, and then you owe six MORE dollars because you did not have those six extra dollars to spend. So, -11 + 5 = -6.

When it comes to multiplying (OR dividing...the same rules work for dividing) integers, all you have to do is ignore the negative or positive value for a moment, then multiply or divide the numbers as usual. Multiplying or dividing two numbers with the same sign (both positive or both negative), the answer will be a positive number. If the two numbers have different signs, then the answer will be negative.

If you remember all that, then all you have to do is remember some of the other rules--like if you see something like this: 5 - (-7). Since there is a subtraction sign right next to the negative sign of a negative integer, that makes the negative integer turn into a positive one, thus making the problem change to 5 - 7.

Like I said before, tell me if that helped...if not, please tell me what you're having trouble with and I'll try to help. ^_^

maxi 04-29-2013 04:28 AM

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Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 454535)
What are you studying in Geography right now? :D I can help with that. Also integers and Geometry.

I'm going to start with integers. Tell me if this helps you at all.

When it comes to adding integers, I like to think of negative integers as empty flower pots, and positive integers as bags of soil. Say you're trying to solve something like this: -4 + 5. So, that's four empty flower pots, and five bags of soil. You fill in the four empty pots with four whole bags of soil. This leaves one bag of soil left over. So, -4 + 5 = 1.

When it comes to subtracting integers, think of a bank account. Say we have the problem -11 + 5. Think of a bank account that you have. Say you have five dollars in the account, but then you spend eleven dollars through your credit card. That means the five dollars get spent, and then you owe six MORE dollars because you did not have those six extra dollars to spend. So, -11 + 5 = -6.

When it comes to multiplying (OR dividing...the same rules work for dividing) integers, all you have to do is ignore the negative or positive value for a moment, then multiply or divide the numbers as usual. Multiplying or dividing two numbers with the same sign (both positive or both negative), the answer will be a positive number. If the two numbers have different signs, then the answer will be negative.

If you remember all that, then all you have to do is remember some of the other rules--like if you see something like this: 5 - (-7). Since there is a subtraction sign right next to the negative sign of a negative integer, that makes the negative integer turn into a positive one, thus making the problem change to 5 - 7.

Like I said before, tell me if that helped...if not, please tell me what you're having trouble with and I'll try to help. ^_^

The only thing I don't understand the stuff like: 8 - (6 - -5) -4 + +70 and stuff like that. It's so complicated. I'm learning about all of the towns and cities in Australia. x_x For Geography.

TheAshWolf 04-29-2013 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by maxi (Post 454536)
The only thing I don't understand the stuff like: 8 - (6 - -5) -4 + +70 and stuff like that. It's so complicated. I'm learning about all of the towns and cities in Australia. x_x For Geography.

For things like that--which is actually Algebra, also--you have to learn the Order of Operations.

The Order of Operations is P.E.M.D.A.S.
That stands for:
Parenthesis (or brackets),
Exponents,
Multiplication,
Division,
Addition, and
Subtraction.

This means, from left to right, you need to solve it in the order of the most "important" sign. Like, in the case of that equation, you'd start with (6 - -5) because it's in parenthesis. Then you would solve the different parts of the equation from left to right, each time in the order of PEMDAS. If there's something you can multiply, multiply it before you divide. After there are no more things to multiply, if there's something you can divide, divide it, and so on and so forth.

maxi 04-29-2013 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 454537)
For things like that--which is actually Algebra, also--you have to learn the Order of Operations.

The Order of Operations is P.E.M.D.A.S.
That stands for:
Parenthesis (or brackets),
Exponents,
Multiplication,
Division,
Addition, and
Subtraction.

This means, from left to right, you need to solve it in the order of the most "important" sign. Like, in the case of that equation, you'd start with (6 - -5) because it's in parenthesis. Then you would solve the different parts of the equation from left to right, each time in the order of PEMDAS. If there's something you can multiply, multiply it before you divide. After there are no more things to multiply, if there's something you can divide, divide it, and so on and so forth.

;-; I don't get anything of this...

TheAshWolf 04-29-2013 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by maxi (Post 454538)
;-; I don't get anything of this...

I know it's hard to understand. <:^/ I don't totally understand it myself. XD XD DX DX Sorry I'm not much help, here, Max. Maybe you should ask someone else for help?

maxi 04-29-2013 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 454540)
I know it's hard to understand. <:^/ I don't totally understand it myself. XD XD DX DX Sorry I'm not much help, here, Max. Maybe you should ask someone else for help?

<:^/


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