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Math

If you have roots of quadratic equation `x_1` and `x_2`, then your equation is `a(x-x_1)(x-x_2)=0`, `a ne 0` . So possible equations would be: `(x-0)(x-0)=x^2=0` for `a=1` `-x^2=0` ` ` for `a=-1`...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2012 7:57 am UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Oh, absolutely. Keep in mind that this novel was set in the time period of the 1930s, but it was written by Harper Lee in 1960. What she wrote about racism still existed in 1960, and it still...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2008 8:49 am UTC

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Désirée's Baby

It is important to not deem character traits as either "usual" or "unusual" when it comes to ethnicity, race, or gender. Instead, classify them as either: "stereotypical", "rare", or "based on the...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2012 1:12 am UTC

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History

There were a number of ways in which “policies” connected to World War II affected minorities. There were also ways in which things that were not really policy also impacted those groups. Of...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2013 7:51 pm UTC

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Macbeth

The attached link will help you answer this question. Essentially, they are both corrupted by this decision to kill the King and their relationship falls apart. Lady Macbeth suffers for her part...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2011 12:13 am UTC

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Roo is Olive's sometimes-lover, a working man who spends most of the year in the fields performing manual labor. He is a member of an older class of men, preferring to work with his hands instead...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2013 9:09 pm UTC

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

In Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond says he wrote the book in response to a question from a New Guinean named Yali. Yali's question was this: "Why is it that you white people developed so...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2008 11:17 am UTC

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Global Warming

There are many actions being undertaken by governments and by individuals that are meant, in whole or in part, to reduce the extent to which human action will lead to climate change. Not all...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

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Math

The pizza is cut into 6 equal slices. So each slice has 1/6 of the circumference. The perimeter of the slice also includes 2 other sides equal to the radius of the pizza. The circumference of the...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2011 3:41 pm UTC

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Arts

Born O'Shea Jackson, Ice Cube is a hip-hop artist, lyricist, screenwriter, director, and producer, who has an estimated worth of $120 million. Originally a member of the group C.I.A. that included...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2014 7:27 pm UTC

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World War I

Russia played very little role in the final stages of World War I. To the extent that it was relevant, it was only in a negative way. Russia had performed very poorly in WWI. It had suffered many...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2013 3:21 pm UTC

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Science

Human efforts to preserve as many species as possible are a (somewhat feeble) attempt at repairing the damage we have done to the environment as a “thinking”, greedy species interested in much more...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 9:30 pm UTC

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Guide to Literary Terms

A simple sentence is one which is made up of one independent clause which can stand alone.A compound sentence is one which is made up of two or more independent clauses which can stand alone.The...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2009 5:27 am UTC

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Math

`(x+4)^2=-12y+24` (a) Vertex To determine the vertex, express the given equation of the parabola to its vertex form which is: `y=a(x-h)^2+k` where (h,k) is the vertex. To convert the equation in...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2013 3:53 am UTC

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Math

`int_0^(pi/2) (tan x)^2dx=` You can use the fact that `tan x =(sin x)/(cos x)` to get `int_0^(pi/2)(sin^2 x)/(cos^2 x)dx=`` ` Now you write numerator as `sin^2 x=1-cos^2x`...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2013 7:41 pm UTC

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History

Indian Removal refers to policies enacted by the U.S. in regards to Native American tribes being forced from their traditional homeland. Some tribes submitted to removal orders, such as the Choctaw...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2012 5:56 am UTC

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The Garden Party: And Other Stories

Check out the following links to help you answer your question. There is also an excellent study guide to this short story. The link to that is below as well. Good Luck!

Latest answer posted May 26, 2008 8:16 am UTC

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Management

The first thing that needs to be said in answering this question is that there is a big difference between being a “stern disciplinarian” and accepting what is going on at this sandwich shop....

Latest answer posted November 1, 2013 5:36 am UTC

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Political Science

First, we must recognize that not all people in the US or even in Texas share the same values. In addition, not everyone agrees as to what exactly the values of the Framers of the Constitution...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2012 8:38 pm UTC

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The Devil and Tom Walker

The most peculiar aspect of Irving's depiction of the devil in the form of Old Scratch is that he is very composed and extremely deliberate. The devil is not a fanatic or some type of insane...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2013 3:58 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

One can find this present in how media coverage of political issues is demonstrated. For example, the manner in which the recent Teabag Protests were covered could be an example of how bias might...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2009 10:29 pm UTC

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Thucydides

The Thucydides articles on eNotes come from scholarly encyclopedias. The sources used are listed in the "Further Reading" section.

Latest answer posted January 30, 2012 4:47 am UTC

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Amoretti

The nature of a thesis statement is that it asserts a specific and unique idea that the writer has regarding the literary (or other) text under discussion. Let's start by clarifying the nature and...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2012 8:32 pm UTC

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China

There are many articles on Chine's one-child policy. One interesting article comes from the Washington Post. It states that for some urban dwellers, one child is enough. City dwellers want to get...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2015 1:49 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

First, we need to be clear: Julius Caesar was not an ordinary citizen. Gaius Julius Caesar was a member of the Julian family, which traced their heritage to the goddess Venus. According to...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2013 3:25 am UTC

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By the Waters of Babylon

John takes a journey to the "Great Dead Place" in order to prove that he has what it takes to become a priest. He is the son of a priest, and appears to have obtained the most...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2009 3:47 am UTC

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Science

This is a slightly vague question as it does not really specify what you want to know. After all, for example, cows are immunized for many things and so that is a relationship between cows and...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2010 11:24 pm UTC

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The Cold War

First of all, let us note that it is not technically correct to say that the Soviet Union built the Berlin Wall. It was actually East Germans who built the wall. It is true that the Soviet Union...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2012 11:51 pm UTC

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AP Literature and Composition

I do not have a test for this book, but one idea might be to have students keep a notebook of important things they learn throughout the book. That way, they will have a handy reference for later...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2011 5:17 pm UTC

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History

In the 1620s and 1630s, European missionaries began efforts to convert Africans to Christianity and provide them with a basic education. The Pennsylvania Quakers began organizing educational...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2008 12:01 pm UTC

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Stiffed

I think reading Faludi's text is strongly impacted with the understanding that a woman is writing it. Much of her elemental ideas regarding the changing social dynamic of men and the changing...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2009 9:21 pm UTC

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Math

The quadratic equation ax^2 + bx + c = 0 has a single unique solution when b^2 = 4*a*c For 19x^2 + bx + 16 = 0 to have a single unique solution b^2 = 4*19*16 = 1216 => b = `8*sqrt 19` or b =...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2012 2:07 pm UTC

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All the Years of Her Life

This story is written in the minimalist style. The author gives very little detail to the backstory of the characters or to description. We enter the story in the midst of things - Alfred has...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2008 12:42 am UTC

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Othello

Perhaps the biggest point for the question of racism is that fact that the play was written by a white man for another white man to perform in blackface. At the time, blackface was a novelty in...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2013 7:59 pm UTC

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Endangered Species

First of all, we must acknowledge that not everyone thinks that it is imperative to protect endangered species. There are many people who believe that there is no great harm in allowing various...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2013 2:46 am UTC

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Arts

I think that The Tragedy is a great piece to analyze on both stylistic grounds and thematic elements. In terms of the style in the painting, it would make for fascinating study to examine the...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2011 5:52 pm UTC

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History

Many people erroneously believe that the Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery in the United States. In fact, the Emancipation Proclamation only freed slaves in areas that were in open rebellion...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2013 1:33 pm UTC

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Math

You need to differentiate the function with respect to x, keeping y constant, using chain rule, such that: `(del z)/(del x) = (e^x)'*sin(y + z) + (e^x)*(sin(y + z))'` `(del z)/(del x) = (e^x)*sin(y...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 6:25 pm UTC

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A Children's Tragedy

Spring's Awakening: A Children's Tragedy Summary The play focuses on the confusion and frustration that surrounds puberty. The group of main characters are mostly young adults - Wendla is...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2015 10:51 pm UTC

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Teaching Community

Blocking inappropriate websites is a process that requires much research on the part of the teacher. For this reason it is best to conduct researches at district level and then at an individual...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2013 3:19 pm UTC

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Political Science

I am actually surprised that Romney’s faith has not been more of an issue in this election. There might be some people who are secretly suspicious of him because he is a Mormon, but I have not...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 5:43 pm UTC

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Doctor Faustus

The first quote, "mere old wives' tales," is used to show that Faustus does not believe in the afterlife. An "old wives' tale" basically refers to a silly superstition. Faustus is telling...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2012 3:50 pm UTC

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The Pearl

The Doctor is racist and classist. He will not treat Coyotito because he is Indian (Native) and because he is poor. The Doctor essentially treats Kino, his family and the townspeople like animals....

Latest answer posted January 25, 2011 2:14 am UTC

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A Christmas Memory

The story is set in the rural South, during the Great Depression. Buddy lives in a house that is overcrowded with relatives, but no parents.Yet, Buddy is young and his memories are more sentimental...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2008 12:40 am UTC

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Reference

Yep - as epollock points out, more information is needed to answer your question properly. There are many stories that are part of the festival of Christmas, but I assume you are referring above...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2010 2:07 pm UTC

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Science

I really do not think that changing the sex of the fetuses is a good idea. It's a terrible idea. Any parent that wants to try to change the sex of his or her fetus should not be a parent. Cases...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012 11:40 am UTC

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History

There is, of course, no objective answer to this question. It is possible to argue it from either side. On the “yes” side, are those who would argue that the motives for which mass killings are...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2013 9:00 pm UTC

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Science

Fish do not have a pelvic girdle. If you mean aquatic mammals like a blue whale, they do have pelvic girdles which no longer serve a purpose. Any organ (like this unused pelvis) is referred to as...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2009 3:46 pm UTC

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A Rose for Emily

William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” falls into the category of a timeless masterpiece. Two aspects of the story make it stand out in literature: the fractured time frame and the narration....

Latest answer posted September 14, 2012 3:04 am UTC

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Nutrition

One of the reasons that fast food tends to take priority over slow food has to do with the way that the United States prioritizes food and farm policy as a nation. As the previous poster...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2012 12:46 pm UTC

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