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• Shiloh
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• Macbeth
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• Robin Cook
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• Crime and Punishment
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• To Kill a Mockingbird
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• Science
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• Science
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• Parmenides
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• Math
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• The Crucible
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• Social Sciences
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• Political Science
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• The Jungle
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• Science
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• The Pearl
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• Sarah, Plain and Tall
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• Math
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• Palestine
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• Social Sciences
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• Romeo and Juliet
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• History
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• Twilight
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• History
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• In the Time of the Butterflies

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• Of Mice and Men
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• Into the Wild
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• In the Time of the Butterflies
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• The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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• The Giver
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• Of Mice and Men
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• Social Sciences
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• Essay Lab
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• The Bronze Bow
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• Beowulf
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• Social Sciences
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• To Kill a Mockingbird
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• Math
We can solve for x and y using trigonometry. Here, tan 60 = y/x = √3 or, y = √3 x Similarly, tan 30 = y/(1000+x) = 1/√3 . or, √3 y = 1000 + x Substituting the value of y from previous equation, we...

• To Kill a Mockingbird
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