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#### 3 Simple Steps for Solving Mixture Problems

Struggling to understand your algebra assignments? Breaking problems down into manageable steps can make them much easier to handle. Here, Tucson teacher Blake C. shares his simple, 3-step process for solving mixture problems with ease: &nbsp; A source of endless confusion for many algebra students is the dreaded mixture problem. These are the problems that ask you things like, if you mix 10lbs of peanuts costing \$1.50 per pound with cashews costing \$2.50 per pound, how many pounds of cashew … Read More

3 Simple Steps for Solving Mixture Problems
Struggling to understand your algebra assignments? Breaking problems down into manageable steps can make them much easier to handle. Here, Tucson teacher Blake C. shares his simple, 3-step process for solving mixture problems with ease: &nbsp; A source of endless confusion for many algebra students is the dreaded mixture problem. These are the problems that ask you things like, if you mix 10lbs of peanuts costing \$1.50 per pound with cashews costing \$2.50 per pound, how many pounds of cashew
9 Places to Find Free, Cool Math Games Online
Looking for cool math games to keep your kids busy and learning, while having fun at the same time? Check out our favorite websites and resources, compiled by Dallas, TX tutor Kristin S.:  &nbsp; Do your kids groan when they hear the word "math?" Is it impossible for them to even imagine doing math outside of school, let alone enjoying it? Check out these fun (and free!) math games from Math-Play.com, and use them during the summer to keep your kids mentally sharp, or strengthen any ar
How to Make Algebra Practice Problems Fun for Kids
Whether you've got a child who needs a little extra time outside of class to understand difficult math concepts, or you're a private tutor looking for ways to freshen up lessons, algebra practice problems with a fun twist can go a long way. And the good news is, you don't need to pull your hair out thinking up ideas. Any normal situation can be turned into an algebra practice problem - all you have to do is get a little creative! Below are a few ideas to get you started...  Coins Using coins
5 SAT Math Tips for the Numerically Challenged
Nervous about the math portion of the SAT? Grab an SAT math practice test, sit down, and review these helpful tips from Merrick, NY tutor Justin L... &nbsp; After you've taken a SAT math practice test or two, most students can admit that the actual "math" on the SAT really isn't that tough -- its figuring out what they actually have to do. Sure, there may be a few shaky topics here and there or something that your teacher hasn't gone over too much, but for the most part it's not th
Math Help: Converting From Exponential to Logarithmic Form
Struggling with exponential and logarithmic forms? Don't sweat! Read on as Tucson, AZ tutor Blake C. shares his strategies for solving the equations without pulling your hair out: For many students first beginning to work with exponential and logarithmic forms, the translation between them becomes an area of confusion. The thing to remember is that, essentially, both of these forms are ways of writing the same thing. Lets begin our discussion by looking at the exponential form a^x=y.