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**harpazo** I want to know your story. Please, answer the following questions in detail, if time allows.

1. This site is obviously not a tutoring site. What is the main goal of the MHF?

2. Why don't you (the math expert) here take time out to answer each question by providing solution steps?

For example: solve 3x = 15 for x.

Most of the time, I try to lead the poster to the solution, after correcting any work they have shown, rather than do the problem for them. That's the best way to learn.

Some posters, not you Harpazo, want us to do their homework for them so they can get the credit. These are usually easy to spot and generally I give them no help at all.

There are heaps of other sites where you could find worked (and explained) solutions to problems such as "Solve 3x=15".

To solve for x, we isolate x on one side of the linear equation. We can divide both sides by the coefficient of x. We can also multiply both sides by the reciprocal of the coefficient of x. In other words, solve each problem ONE STEP AT A TIME regardless of question and/or course.

3. Are you a math major? Yes double major in mathematics and a degree in mathematics education

4. Are you a math teacher or college professor? Yes secondary teacher (semi-retired) and a bit of tertiary, now running PD for teachers in the new mathematics syllabus

5. Most math helpers here are really smart and gifted. So, in light of this talent, why on earth do you not work as a PAID TUTOR for Kaplan, Princeston, Sylvan Learning Center, Kumon, etc? If I had YOUR TALENT, I surely would not be working as a security guard.

I look forward to your reply. Thank you.