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# Anagram Homework

Below is a short story with two groups of words missing. The words within each group are anagrams of each other. The words in group one (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e) are not related to the words in group two (2a, 2b, 2c, 2d).

Can you figure out the missing words?

Sam put down his pencil and let out a sigh, __1a__ me to his trouble. I remembered taking calculus so it was easy __1b__ to his struggles. Rather than calculating the given __1c__, it was sometimes easier __1d__ the problem. In this particular case, once we had solved the problem, we could check the answer by finding the area of a __1e__.

For me, calculus had been optional, but now you need to know it if you want to earn your __2a__. Without a degree, you can't earn any bread, and I don't mean the kind that __2b__. You also don't want to end up as someone who begs or __2c__ bread. I remember when we were first allowed to use calculators in school. Today, some schools allow graphing calculators, but my parents used slide rules and my grandparents just used __2d__.

Can you figure out the missing words?

Sam put down his pencil and let out a sigh, __1a__ me to his trouble. I remembered taking calculus so it was easy __1b__ to his struggles. Rather than calculating the given __1c__, it was sometimes easier __1d__ the problem. In this particular case, once we had solved the problem, we could check the answer by finding the area of a __1e__.

For me, calculus had been optional, but now you need to know it if you want to earn your __2a__. Without a degree, you can't earn any bread, and I don't mean the kind that __2b__. You also don't want to end up as someone who begs or __2c__ bread. I remember when we were first allowed to use calculators in school. Today, some schools allow graphing calculators, but my parents used slide rules and my grandparents just used __2d__.

### Hint

Here are definitions of the missing words:1a. notifying or warning

1b. establishing a sympathetic relationship

1c. number computed by a limiting process

1d. changing or making different

1e. three sided polygon

2a. a pendant ornament consisting of a bunch of threads

2b. loses freshness

2c. takes without permission

2d. writing tablets made of fine-grained metamorphic rock

### Answer

1a. alerting1b. relating

1c. integral

1d. altering

1e. triangle

2a. tassel

2b. stales

2c. steals

2d. slates

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