It was my understanding there would be no math....

Hey Oppo, help out me and my son with this basic math problem. We’re close, but I can’t quite make the jump.

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1) Let n represent the number of minutes an eruption lasts. Write an expression using the variable n that could be used to determine the waiting time until the next eruption.

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2) Use your expression to determine the number of minutes a visitor to the park must wait to see another eruption of Old Faithful after a 12-minute eruption.

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I’m pretty sure you start with n = 46, which means that 2n = n + 12. But that’s as far as I can get.

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