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Utilitarianism

### Explain why John Mill’s philosophy of utilitarianism does not make the world a better place.

We can argue that John Stuart Mill’s idea of utilitarianism would not make the world a better place because it would encourage behavior that is both immoral and unfair to some people. Mill’s...

My Dinner with André

### Why do you think Wally takes a cab home, after the dinner? He complained so much in the beginning about not having...

There is a danger in concentrating on details like this in a piece designed to introduce large philosophical ideas. The author was not trying to depict a realistic, detailed mise-en-scene, but...

Business

### Why is it important to learn about the competition in the area where you intend to locate your business?

It is important to learn about the competition in the area where you intend to locate a business so that you can have some idea as to whether there is enough space left in the market for you. If...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

### Evaluate the ending of Harry Potter and The Sorceror's Stone. A quote would help as well

J.K. Rowling's first novel Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone ends extremely well, fulfilling the promise and anticipation created through the suspense of the plot. One rewarding aspect of the...

Math

### What is the integral `int x^2*e^(x^3) dx`

The integral `int x^2*e^(x^3) dx` has to be determined. Substitute `x^3 = y` `dy/dx = 3*x^2` `=> (dy)/3 = x^2*dx` Substituting this in the original integral gives: `int x^2*e^(x^3) dx` `= int...

Math

### `f(x) = (3x - 1)/(sqrt(x))` Find the derivative of the algebraic function.

`f(x) = (3x-1)/sqrt(x)` `or, f(x) = (3*sqrt(x)) - (1/sqrt(x))` `or, f'(x) = (3/2)*(1/sqrt(x)) + (1/2)*(1/x^(3/2)) ` `or, f'(x) = {(1/2)*(1/sqrt(x))*[3 + (1/x)]` ` `

Hamlet

### Between Act 1 and Act 2, provide 2 character traits for Gertrude, Claudius and Ophelia. Also, provide a...

Gertrude is a loving mother who wants her son to be happy and to accept her marriage to Claudius (Act 1, sc. 2, ll. 68-73). She is worried about her son and his mindset because she knows he loved...

Math

### `g(v) = cos(v)/csc(v)` Find the derivative of the function.

Given: `g(v)=cos(v)/csc(v)` The original function equivalent to `g(v)=cos(v)sin(v).` `g'(x)=cos(v)cos(v)+sin(v)(-sin(v))` `g'(x)=cos^2(v)-sin^2(v)` ``

Math

### `h(t) = 2(cot(pit + 2))^2` Find the derivative of the function.

`h(t) = 2(cot(pit + 2))^2 = 2cot^2(pit + 2)` `h'(t) = 4cot(pit+2)*[-cosec^2(pit+2)]*pi` `or, h'(t) = -4pi*cot(pit+2)*cosec^2(pit+2)` ``

Math

### `f(x) = (x^2)tan(x)` Find the derivative of the trigonometric function.

Note:- 1) If y = tanx ; then dy/dx = sec^2(x) 2) If y = x^n ; where 'n' = constant ; then dy/dx = n*x^(n-1) 3) If y = u*v ; where 'u' & 'v' are functions of 'x', then dy/dx = uv' + vu' Now,...

Math

### `f(x) = 3x/(sqrt(x^2 + 1))` Find the derivative of the function.

`f(x)=3x/sqrt(x^2+1)` Using the quotient rule of the derivative, `f'(x)=3((sqrt(x^2+1)-xd/(dx)(sqrt(x^2+1)))/((sqrt(x^2+1))^2))` `f'(x)=3((sqrt(x^2+1)-x(1/2)(x^2+1)^(-1/2)2x)/(x^2+1))`...

Teaching Community

### As part of designing an IEP, how can I support a learner with emotional problems as well as physical and health needs?

This post is not to answer your question because post two has already done so. This post is to remind you that the parents may have ideas you can use which may help. I know that this idea is...

Health Care

### Where do you see health care in 10 years?

It is very hard to know where the health care system will be or what it will look like in ten years. This is largely because of the degree to which this is a political issue and the extreme...

Business

### A 6.55 percent coupon bond with 19 years left to maturity is offered for sale at $1,125.25. What yield to maturity is...

Assuming a face value (F) of $1000, we are given the following data: present value or bond value, b = $1125.25 Rate of return = 6.55% Coupon payment, C = 1000 x6.55% = $65.5 Time to maturity, t =...

Math

### `(x^2)y + (y^2)x = -2` Find `dy/dx` by implicit differentiation.

`x^2y+y^2x=-2` Differentiating both sides with respect to x, `x^2d/dx(y)+yd/dx(x^2)+y^2d/dx(x)+xd/dx(y^2)=0` `x^2dy/dx+y(2x)+y^2+x(2y)dy/dx=0` `x^2dy/dx+2xydy/dx+2xy+y^2=0`...

Literature 101

### Gold in Beowulf Gold is a constant presence in Beowulf, both literally and symbolically. Why do you think the poet...

I think gold has numerous meanings, but in order to get them all, we have to look at it from both the original pagan ideas that prompted the telling of the story, as well as the Christianity that...

writing/english group

### Composing poetry: writing with pen and paper or composing on a computer? When I compose a poem or even a short...

Pen and paper are my starting points, but then I transfer my drafts to computer, particularly if it is poetry. When using a computer to generate a first draft, the mind, I have found, is more...

Law and Politics

### What is Trial by Jury?

As late as the 1930's the US Supreme Court defined what a "Trial by Jury" meant, having the following 3 components: 1. A jury of 12 people 2. A judge with the power to instruct jurors...

Freak the Mighty

### Why is Freak's birthday two "for the price of one" in Freak the Mighty?

Freak and The Fair Gwen probably know just how lucky he is to have reached his 13th birthday. Kevin doesn't get his wish to take a "ride on the space shuttle," but he does get a new computer "with...

Social Sciences

### Explain the relationship between media and crime? Explain the relationship between media and crime by applying your...

One item in your list caught my attention: dramas. I admit it, I am a crime drama and police procedural fan. These television programs often bring events from the media in and fictionalize them....

Science

### How to make a timeline about the earth's evolution that describes the significance and formation of colonial organisms.

On your timeline you would place the first colonial organisms at 233 million years BCE. "BCE" means "before common era", and is how we represent in scientific terms how long ago something happened....

To Kill a Mockingbird

### What is the theme of To Kill a Mockingbird and why? I am thinking the theme is, "The coexistence of good and evil;...

Fortunately for you, this question has been answered! There are two places you can get the information. First of all, there is the enotes page. Here is the link....

Social Sciences

### How did Europeans change the Americas?

The Americas have been drastically changed through colonization and conquest by European peoples, but I will do my best to address this widespread and complex transformation. Before the arrival of...

Science

### Explain atomic structure and the shells part?

Atoms are the smallest unit of matter. They are comprised of (made of) three subatomic particles - protons, neutrons, and electrons. Protons are positively charged, neutrons are neutral (have...

History

### Civil Rights Movement: Who was important? How does the movement impact one's life?

There were many famous people in the Civil Rights Movement. In the 1940s, A. Philip Randolph threatened a march on Washington, D.C. if the government didn’t end the practice of discriminating in...

Math

### Problem in solving an indeterminate limit [0/0] `lim_(x->0) (sin^2 x)/(1-2sin((5pi)/6 - x)cos x) ` Because I find...

You need to evaluate the following limit such that: `lim_(x->0) (sin^2 x)/(1-2sin((5pi)/6 - x)cos x) = (sin^2 0)/(1 - 2sin((5pi)/6)*cos 0)` Since `sin 0 = 0 ` and `cos 0 = 1` yields:...

Math

### If I took a $3000 three year loan with an 24% yearly interest rate what would be the total interest paid??

The interest paid would depend on whether you are paying simple interest or compound interest. For simple interest, the principal remains the same over the 3 years, and interest is charged at 24%...

The Open Window

### Does "restrained, precise, sparkling, light, formal" or "emotional, rambling, cloudy, heavy, informal" describe...

Saki's style is one of the reasons his stories are such a success - on the whole they are very precise, matter of fact pieces of fiction that adds great humour to the content. Thus given your list...

1984

### What evidence shows that a character is having a conflict in 1984?

Conflict is a major theme in 1984 and we see it most prominently through the character of Winston. Orwell develops Winston's conflict through his dreams. In Part 1, Chapter 3, for example, Winston...

Business

### How can this solution be justified? Solution: Contract with manufacturing companies operating in the U.S. A global...

There are a number of ways in which we can justify the idea of bringing this work back to the United States. Let us look at a few of them. First, we can say that this move will definitely result...

History

### Why did think the Amistad case carry so much weight in America at this time? This question relates to the Amistad...

The Amistad mutiny carried particular weight for at least a few reasons. First, there was existing tension around the issue of slavery in the United States because the Abolitionist Movement had...

Language Arts

### should schools teach the students by giving them activities only besides making them learn i think teachers and the...

As others have said, your definition of "activities" greatly impacts this question. Also important are factors like the subject being considered, the age and ability level of the students involved,...

A Rose for Emily

### Is Homer gay in "A Rose for Emily"? Is that the reason Emily kills him?

This question has been previously discussed. Please see the link below for more information, and thank you for using eNotes!

Romeo and Juliet

### What are some differences in the Romeo and Juliet book and the 1996 movie? I have read the book, watched the 1968...

The obvious difference is of course the time period in which it is set. Some other differences are 1) In Act I, the dialogue between the Montagues and Capulets is reversed; the Montagues say the...

The Bet

### "Your books have given me wisdom" describe the wisdom acquired by the lawyer referring the story 'The Bet'.

Very intense reading has brought about a complete transformation in the lawyer. From a man desiring to be a millionaire, he has become a person who despises the idea of accumulating material wealth...

Science

### How can using moles be useful in doing calculations in stoichiometry? Give at least two reasons. In this unit you...

Stoichiometry is the study of ratios of elements or compounds and the way they react with each other in specific ratios or quantities. Oftentimes, moles are used in describing these releationships...

Blues Ain't No Mockingbird

### Do you think it was unfair of Grandaddy Cain to expose the film in "Blues Ain't No Mockingbird"? Why or why not?

Since such a question as this is subjective, the student should express his/her own feelings based upon the student's character analysis of Granddaddy and Granny, as well as on an interpretation of...

A Passage to India

### What is the summary of A Passage to India written by E.M. Forster (1879-1970)?

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster is the tale of Hindus, Muslims and the British in India and the efforts of the characters in the story to build a friendship that genuinely encompasses all three....

Astronomy

### Name some probes that were sent into outer space.

[eNotes cannot do your assignment or research for you but can happily help you get a better understanding of the topic you are interested in.] A probe is an unmanned vehicle, such as a satellite,...

The Sun Also Rises

### Talk about Brett's personality in "The Sun Also Rises."

Many characters in the novel find Brett not only attractive but also sexually alluring. Brett’s desire for various men (and their competing desires for her) makes her perhaps the chief character in...

Science

### Parathyroid disease I was recently diagnosed with parathyroid disease. Is anyone familiar with this disease? Can...

The number one symptom is fatigue. Since your thyroid regulates your body, you will also not have a normal body temperature. You might feel hot and then cold all the time, like if you had the...

Math

### Trigonometry. Question A ladder leaning against a wall reaches a height of 10m up the wall and makes an angle of 75...

Let us say the point touching the ground in ladder is A, the point of ladder that touch the wall is B and the point of bottom of wall as C. According to the data given; `BC = 10m` `angleBAC = 75...

A Rose for Emily

### In "A Rose for Emily" were Emily and Tobe lovers? It states that on Tobe's bed there was an indention and a gray...

To clarify, it wasn't on Tobe's bed that the indentation and hair was found; it was on a bed up in the attic. On the other pillow was a rotted skeleton of a human man. That's a pretty big...

To Kill a Mockingbird

### How does Harper Lee control the rise and fall of intensity in Chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

This is one of the most interesting chapters in the novel, and author Harper Lee takes her reader on a wild ride full of childish curiosity, intrigue, danger, innocently off-color humor and a near...

History

### In a peaceful demonstration, are all members resposible for the few that are violent? In a peaceful demonstration,...

How can anyone ever be responsible for anyone else? If I choose to go to a demonstration and protest, that's fine. If you go to a demonstration to protest, that's fine, too. If you stand next to...

Romeo and Juliet

### Which two characters in "Romeo & Juliet" explain everything that has happened? Which two characters in "Romeo &...

One of the characters that explains the entire story of what happened after Romeo and Juliet met is Friar Lawrence. After the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Prince Escalus and the two families come...

Thank You, M'am

### How could Mrs. Jones give her ten dollars to Roger, who wasn't just a stranger to her but also had tried to get away...

Though a small-time thief, Roger is still a young boy. Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, an affectionate and sensitive woman, would like to see a positive change in Roger. Instead of handing...

The Kite Runner

### I've chosen to write an essay about how Rahim acted as a better father then Baba did. However im having some...

You have a good idea for a paper on The Kite Runner because there is a great deal of evidence to show that Rahim was a better father than Baba. But I am not certain, when you refer to three...

Science

### Is molarity the most representative form of quantifying acids & bases? What are possible disadvantages of this...

Molarity in the measurement of concentration, it is measured by number of moles of solute present in a liter of solvent. Molarity = moles/volume For example.... If we have 0.05 Molar HCl solution...

Death of a Salesman

### What did Willie have against Charley? Why wouldn't Willie take him up on his job offer? Even when it is apparent that...

The answer above has the names wrong. It is Howard who is the son of Willy's original boss (whose name is Frank), not Charlie. Charlie is Willy's next-door neighbor. He has real sympathy for what...

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