Need an algebra tutor? You've come to the right place.

At the bottom right corner of your screen, type (or copy and paste) the question with which you need help into the dark gray chat box.

If you can wait 20 minutes or so, let me know if you'd prefer a video tutorial.

You'll soon get quick, simple steps for solving your problem. This math help chat room is perfect for word problems.

Moorea Maguire

What if it says "Leave a message," not "Chat with us"?

If the bottom right corner of your screen says "Leave a message," that means I'm offline. Click on it and send me the text of the problem you need help with. Please mention that you're in Algebra 1 (or whatever the name of your math class is). It will ask you for your name and e-mail address. I value your privacy and will not share or sell your e-mail address.

Within 24 hours, I'll e-mail you the link to a video showing you how to solve the problem.

Is this a good resource for taking tests?

No, this website is not appropriate for tests. That would be cheating. We prepare for tests by studying and practicing. Use this website for homework, practice problems, or sample problems.

Word problems with linear equations

Here's a mixture word problem that involves a linear equation:

How many milliliters of pure acid should be added to 15 ml. of 20% acid to make a 55% acid solution?

The following screenshot just shows how to set up the equation to solve:

The following 7-minute video shows how to solve the problem step by step. If you have any questions, contact me in the gray box at the bottom right corner of your screen.