Skip to content. The ALT text used on graphical equations is similar to, but not exactly like Math Speak; a few conventions are borrowed. Exponents are read as supe followed by the exponent then base to signify terms representing the exponent have ended. Subscrpts are read as sub followed be the subscript, then base. Parenthesis are read in line as they occur: left parens opens the parenthetical and right parens closes it. Square brackets are read as left bracket then right bracket. Fractions are always read as numerator followed by denominator. One half would be numerator one denominator two.

## Different Types of TVOM

### Introduction

Can you identify the type of TVOM for each scenario?

Josh and Sarah, both sophomores, want to travel abroad during their senior year of college. They have combined the money they saved from their summer jobs, and will let it collect interest for the next two years. How much money will Josh and Sarah have for their trip?

Taisha and Darrell are planning to get married following graduation this semester. They deposited the extra money that they earned from their part times jobs into a savings account over the past three years. The first year they deposited $900, the second, $1300 and the third, $1,200. How much money do they have for their wedding?