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Secession and Civil War

What were the arguments supporting the Union army's policy of destruction in Georgia and Virgiinia?

There were two main arguments for this policy of destruction which is exemplified by General William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Both of them have to do with the idea that this policy of...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2013 6:15 pm UTC

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The Count of Monte Cristo

What is The Count of Monte Cristo about?

Have you read the analysis of this novel here on eNotes? It gives you an excellent overview of what this novel is about. It is an interesting and fast-paced adventure story that also has important...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2010 12:16 am UTC

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Science

What is affinity chromatography?

Chromatography in general is a laboratory technique for separating specific types of chemicals from other types of chemicals in a mixture. By using chromatography, one can determine what chemicals...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2009 3:56 am UTC

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Science

Are shingles contagious?

Shingles is a skin disorder which is also called herpes zoster. The disorder often erupts on the trunk of the body under the breast area and causes severe itching, and in some people severe pain....

Latest answer posted June 5, 2010 9:43 am UTC

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Grammar

Are there any grammar/stylistic errors in this passage? When I opened it, I found Casey, sitting in the corner with...

First, let me say that the sentence structure is sound. “Put me on end” should probably be “put me on edge.” Now, to comma use. A comma’s main function is to make the reader’s job easier, to...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2012 3:29 pm UTC

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Richard III

What are Richmond's thoughts when preparing for battle with Richard, and after meeting the ghosts in his tent? I have...

Well, it's a little bit black and white, even for a history play. Richmond has a few meetings, with Stanley, and with his lords about the plans for the next day's battle, and goes to sleep with a...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2009 11:30 pm UTC

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Math

If an integer 'n' ends in 3, show why the last digit of n5 is 3. n5 = n to the power of 5

If the last digit of a number is 3, we can represent the number as n=10k+3. Then `n^5=(10k+3)^5=(10k)^5+5(10k)^4(3)+10(10k)^3(3)^2+10(10k)^2(3)^3+5(10k)(3)^4+3^5` Note that each term except the...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2012 8:53 pm UTC

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King Lear

In Shakespeare's King Lear, why did Lear decide to spend a month individually with his two daughters?

In Act I scene 1, when Lear sets up this very strange competition where his daughters are able to bid for their inheritance by flattering him, Lear also describes how he is going to conduct himself...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2012 6:19 am UTC

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The Tunnel

I am translating the first nineteen pages of William Gass's The Tunnel and need some guidance. How are all the...

In The Tunnel by William Gass, Professor Kohler is trying to make sense of the consuming anger he feels. It has prevented him from finishing the introduction to his book satisfactorily and he...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2015 2:47 pm UTC

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Teaching Community

Examine positive influences that educators should leave with their students in their educational career.

The great thinker Swami Vivekananda had some distinct views on education. One of his ideas is that there is a direct connection between the external education instruction and the internal...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2012 2:24 pm UTC

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Globalization and Technological Advancements

How could a manager use knowledge about personality and attitudes to form a high-performance work team?

Personality and attitude are central to the work performance of individuals or teams. An effective manager has a good knowledge of both in his or her people and capitalizes on them to create a...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012 1:32 am UTC

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Hamlet

What happens to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and what is Horatio's opinion of this action in Act Five,scene two?

Rosencratz and Gildenstern, intending to turn Hamlet in to be executed via a letter from Claudius, have been tricked by Hamlet; Hamlet has replaced Claudius' letter with another...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2007 10:47 am UTC

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Law and Politics

When is it morally, legally and religiously justifiable to disclose another person's HIV/AIDS status? When is it...

It's almost never justifiable to reveal another person's medical information, especially as regards HIV, since the potential for discrimination in many forms is so great. However, a person can be...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2011 3:23 am UTC

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Grammar

Please explain about lexical verbs briefly.   Not only about its definition but also about the types and how it is...

This term is unnecessarily confusing. In English, the action words can take “helpers” called auxiliary verbs, that show tense, probability, etc.—can, did, will, etc. So when grammarians wanted to...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2012 4:20 pm UTC

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History

How did cotton benefit the antebellum American economy?

In discussing the impact of cotton on the American economy, we also have to discuss the impact of slavery as the one could not exist without the other in antebellum America. The major impact of...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2012 2:09 am UTC

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North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South is more a novel of sentiment than socio-political analysis....

Novels are not lectures, diatribes or "statements to the house." To compare them with such addresses would not be comparing "like with like." Yet, they can be far more powerful as a means of...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2009 5:09 pm UTC

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

What are the most important words spoken by the main character in The Hound of the Baskervilles? Why?

The most important words spoken by Sherlock Holmes are when he reveals who the killer is. The main character is Sherlock Holmes, a private detective. Holmes is brilliant, but he does not like to...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2012 8:04 pm UTC

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The Monkey's Paw

Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs. What point in the story would be the climax - that intense moment when you finally...

Clearly everyone will have their different ideas based on this question, however, for me, the climax of the tale where it becomes clear how the story will end comes when the couple have wished for...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2009 2:11 am UTC

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King Lear

What is the difference between the plot and sub plot in "King Lear"? Explain the reation between two.

This question has been previously asked and answered. Please see the link below, and thank you for using eNotes.

Latest answer posted October 14, 2008 3:17 am UTC

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Math

On which interval(s) is the function y = x^3 + 3/2x^2 - 6x + 27 increasing? a) (-inf, 1) b) (-inf, -2); (1, inf) c)...

y= x^3 + (3/2)x^2 - 6x + 27 First we will find the first derivative. ==> y' = 3x^2 + 3x - 6 Now we will determine the zeros. ==> 3x^2 + 3x - 6 = 0 Divide by 3: ==> x^2 + x -2 = 0 ==>...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2011 3:26 am UTC

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The Diary of a Young Girl

As revealed in Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl, why were there eight people hiding in the annex and why was it...

Anne Frank's diary reveals many of the difficulties experienced by the families in hiding during The Nazi Occupation. In Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, the reader is told that the family go...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013 11:51 am UTC

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Social Sciences

What 3 angles of argument (social, moral, constitutional or historical) would be the best if you are against capital...

I think that many of these avenues converge on one another at different points. Yet, I think that the moral argument can be highly persuasive depending on how it is advanced. The idea of killing...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2010 8:50 am UTC

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Math

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We are looking to find the charge of a particle with a known mass, moving in a magnetic field with the same path as that of one with a known charge and different mass. The equation that relates...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2014 11:45 pm UTC

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Sir Thomas Wyatt

How might one interpret the poem "Perdie, I said It Not, Nor never thought to do," by Sir Thomas Wyatt?

Important to understanding this poem by Wyatt is the title that he has given this verse: "The Lover Excuseth Him of Words Wherewith He was Unjustly Charged." Let us remember that so many of Wyatt's...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2011 6:34 pm UTC

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Science

A boy drops a golf ball w/a mass of .36 kg off an 80m tall building into a half pipe with a radius of 2.8 m.  Once...

There are two parts in this problem. Before we can measure the centripetal force in the half-pipe, first we need to get the value of the velocity. With the given values, we can first get the...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2013 4:04 am UTC

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History

Garfield's murder led to which of the following? a. the end of the 'spoils system'   b. the end of the political...

Of the choices given here, the best is D. All of these options are true to some extent. The major legacy of the assassination of the president was civil service reform, with the major part of this...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2012 2:22 pm UTC

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Math

7k - -9 <44     

Subtracting a negative number is the equivalent of adding a positive number: `7k - -9 = 7k+9` Therefore: `7k+9lt44` `7klt44-9` `7klt35` `klt35/7` `klt5`

Latest answer posted June 5, 2013 9:41 pm UTC

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Religion

How does the Christian tradition explain the significance of Jesus?

The word "Christian" is derived from the name "Christ," Greek for "the annointed one." He is quite often spoken of as "Jesus Christ," or Jesus the Christ." Jewish tradition had long taught that God...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2011 9:00 am UTC

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Math

Mrs. Carter decides to buy a computer system for her son. She spends 1,500 dollars for a computer and LCD monitor,...

Mrs. Carter decides to buy a computer system for her son. She spends 1,500 dollars for a computer and LCD monitor, 650 dollars for a color printer, and 250 dollars for an external hard drive. What...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2015 7:11 am UTC

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Math

How do i find the shaded area of a curve using integration from this question (question in the picture) 

well, when we substitute x=2 in the gradient (dy/dx) we get e^-2 - 2 e^-2 which can be simplified to e^-2 (1-2) = -e^-2 hope that clarifies.

Latest answer posted May 20, 2015 4:04 pm UTC

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Science

Describe a process starting with the collection of used plastic material to the creation of a product that is used to...

One process involving the recycling of plastics to make another kind of plastic product is the manufacture of railway ties, and structural building products. An innovative company today can...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2012 7:43 pm UTC

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Prisons

What are the responsibilities of a commissioner for corrections in any particular state?

The question, what are the responsibilities of a commissioner for corrections, does not specify any particular state, so the following is a general description. A commissioner for a state...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2013 4:12 pm UTC

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Cat's Eye

Stefan Kanfer, in Time, commented on Atwood's understanding that the humiliations of childhood have deeper effects...

Completely! I think that this excellent novel in a sense is proof of how we take events in our childhood on with us into the rest of our lives. I am no psychologist, but I am sure I remember...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2011 4:27 am UTC

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Science

explain the concept of gravitional field in space  and its effects on our universe? i want to know the clear concept...

It is indeed one of the reasons the LHC at CERN was built: to find the Higgs boson. The Newtonian idea is that for some reason (no one knows) all masses exert a pulling force on each other, for...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2011 5:59 pm UTC

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Math

The solutions to 1-2/(x-2)-(x-1) A(-∞,5)∪(1,∞)   B(-∞,5)∪(-2,1)   C(-5,-2)∪(1,5)   D(-2,1)∪(5,∞)  

The request of the problem is not complete since it is not mentioned if it is an equation or an inequality. The given answers indicates that is an inequality, but it could be both ways, larger or...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2012 6:30 am UTC

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Law and Politics

What considerations do we have to make to consider if someone is a flight-risk?

One factor that comes into play is whether the person has a "stake" in the community, owning a home, for example, having family in the community, and having a job. This sort of stake in a stable...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

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Science

What facts about military pilots and engineers can be known for a project on aviation?

Pilots are people who are responsible for operating the controls of an aircraft while in flight. Simple aircraft will only require manual control of the aircraft's parts. As aircraft becomes more...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2015 3:50 am UTC

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Wallace Stevens

In Wallace Steven's poem, "The Emperor of Ice-Cream," who is the emperor of ice-cream?

This poem is about the death of an unnamed woman. It describes the funeral preparations that surround a death - the "wenches" prepare food (ice cream), the boys "bring in flowers", they prepare for...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2010 10:47 pm UTC

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Math

If f(x) is continuos function then prove  that the negative of the definite integral of f(x)=definite integral of...

f(x) is a continous function and the integral is between the limits x = 1/a and x = a `int_(1/a)^af(1/x)*(1/x^2)dx` Let 1/x = y => dy = -1/x^2 dx => -`int_(1/a)^af(y)dy` =>...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2011 3:11 am UTC

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Religion

How are people associated with corruption, affected by religion? Not necessarily just Christianity, but in general....

I agree with the first answer that this question is hard to answer because it is not clear what you are asking. The effect that religion has on corruption would be very different depending on the...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2010 10:56 pm UTC

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That Evening Sun

How does Faulkner's writing reach beyond the time and place in which so much of it is set?

The short story "That Evening Sun" explores Southern race relations of the early 1900s. The Compson family's maid Nancy is terrified that her husband will kill her because she is pregnant with a...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2010 6:22 am UTC

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eNotes Suggestions

General Site Suggestions Hi guys, please post things you think we could do better on the site. Feel free to post...

I've had problems uploading a new avatar, too. It has been very frustrating, but I'm going to keep trying. I'm very computer savvy, but I cannot figure out why it isn't working. It is a JPEG.

Latest answer posted May 13, 2008 9:46 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

Using some of the best ways you know of to build rapport with someone you are interviewing, should the techniques be...

This question is difficult to answer as building rapport or mutual respect and a sympathetic relationship is different for most people and circumstances. The usual ways to build rapport can be...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2013 2:39 am UTC

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Science

What all are the first aid for first degree,second degree and third degree burns in detail i need to know in detail...

First degree burns are the least serious type of burn and cause the skin to turn pink. There may be mild swelling and tenderness. It only involves the outer layer of the skin which is the...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2010 10:36 pm UTC

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Science

The horseshoe falls on the niagara river are about 48 m high and 780 m wide.  The water at the top of the falls is...

Because the water is continuously falling we can compute only the rate of potential energy change, (the change of potential energy per second). The rectangular section area of the free fall is `S...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2013 9:55 am UTC

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Math

Solve for x (4^x)*(2^x)=12, if x*y=x+y+10.

(4^x)*(2^x) = 12.....(1) x*y = x+y +10........(2) From (2), let us substitute x=4^x and y= 2^x ==> 4^x*2^x= 4^x+2^x +10 But from (1) we know that 4^x * 2^x=12 ==>> 12= 4^x + 2^x +10...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2010 10:00 pm UTC

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World War II

Was the invasion of Poland in WWII a walk in the park like Austria and Czechoslovakia were?

The invasion of Poland was not difficult for the German army. However, it was not as easy as the German occupations of Austria and Czechoslovakia. The Germans did not actually have to invade...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 3:26 am UTC

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Social Sciences

How did welfare states develop?

Welfare states generally developed as countries became wealthier overall. As they did, there came to be more pressure on the government to ensure that various sectors of society were not being...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2011 3:00 am UTC

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Teaching Community

Spelling Hello everyone, I have an adult student I am tutoring who needs help in spelling, and I am finding it hard...

I don't know if the original poster has checked back in on this discussion, but I would love an update on your progress with the adult you are helping. Please let us know if any of these...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2012 10:52 am UTC

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Cat's Eye

What are ways to demonstrate how Cat's Eye shows how difficult it can be for people to come to terms with their past? 

I think that one approach to take in demonstrating how Cat's Eye reflects the difficulty people might possess in coming to terms with their past can be seen in the memories of bullying that Elaine...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2014 10:24 am UTC

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