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Political Science

### How do you predict Romney's faith will affect voters in the 2012 election? Will Mitt Romney's membership in the...

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...

Doctor Faustus

### What did Doctor Faustus mean by this quote? "mere old wives' tales"

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...

The Pearl

### It is said that enemies of Kino wear "masks" in their dealing with him in The Pearl. Discuss one character of whom...

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....

A Christmas Memory

### Does the setting in A Christmas Memory provide any conflict for the main character?

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...

Reference

### What is the story of Christmas?

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...

Science

### Changing gender What are the cons about biotechnology to change sexes for the girls?

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...

History

### Is it useful to set some incidents of mass killing apart and call them genocide?

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...

Science

### How does the pelvic girdle size of fish compare with that of land animals?

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...

A Rose for Emily

### How do readers respond to the narration of the story "A Rose for Emily" by Wiliam Faulkner?

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....

Nutrition

### It has been argued that ‘Fast Food’ and the pheonomenon of ‘Slow Food’ are in competition with each other. Is it an...

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...

Science

### what are electron numbers?

Atoms contain subatomic particles. Electrons are negatively charged particles which are found outside the nucleus of an atom. If you use your periodic table of elements, whatever the atomic number...

Harrison Bergeron

### How is Harrison Bergeron's distorted notion of equality related to No Child Left Behind?

In the society of 2025, the method by which everyone has been made "equal" is analogous to the methods of ensuring that "No Child is Left Behind." With No Child Left Behind, in order to to make...

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

### In what historical period did the novel A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver address? In what historical period was...

The novel was set in the time of the early Crusades. Eleanor of Aquitane married Louis the King of France in 1137. She went on the Second Crusade with him. When she divorced him on their return,...

Math

### `x^2 + y = 4, e^x - y = 0` Solve the system graphically or algebraically. Explain your choice of method.

You need to solve the system, hence, selecting to solve it algebraically, yields: `x^2 + y = 4` `e^x - y = 0` Replacing `e^x` for `y` in the first equation yields: `x^2 + e^x = 4` `e^x = 4 - x^2`...

Math

### x=? x^3-x^2+8x+10=0 and x1=3i+1?

You need to know that the complex solutions come in pairs, hence, `x = 1 - 3i` is also a solution to the given equation. You may use the Vieta's formulas to find the missing solution `x_3` , such...

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

### How does Arthur Conan Doyle meet the readers' expectations of a detective story when he writes "The Adventure of a...

The reader expects to see the detective use both the obvious and obscure clues to solve the crime. A clever detective will see through the red herring, to the truth of the case. Also, the reader...

Technology in the Classroom

### SOLO/CoWriter/ReadOutLoud experiences Has anyone had any experience using the above-mentioned programs in their...

We have Co-Writer and would love to have Read Out Loud. Our special education teachers use the Co-Writer with their students. I have seen demonstrations for Read Out Loud and have been very...

Math

### Which of the following is perpendicular to the line y=3/2x+6 and what is the equation of the line through points...

(a) Any line perpendicular to `y=3/2x+6` will have a slope of `-2/3` . ** The product of the slopes of perpendicular lines is -1; or the slopes are opposite reciprocals of each other.** (b) The...

Employee Compensation

### What global issues are impacting compensation in this country?

The answer to this depends to some degree on the type of job in question. However, we can make some general observations that apply to most American jobs. The major global issue that affects...

Education

### What is the contextual significance of tenure in education?

The contextual significance of tenure in K-12 education has to do with the role of tenure in improving or harming the quality of teaching in our schools. In recent times, tenure has become a major...

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

### How did Henry die in A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver?

Henry was wounded in a jousting contest and died several days later. His son Richard then became the king and Eleanor reigns as queen.

Peace Like a River

### Teaching the novel Tonight, I sit here planning the first "discussion" of this text with my students. It's...

I'm very late to this party, but I'm so thankful you're teaching this novel. It is, as you said, one of the few great modern works of literature--at least in my book. Several years ago I gave...

Winesburg, Ohio

### Where, in Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, is the main theme of the book summarized in a single paragraph?

Anyone seeking a single paragraph in Sherwood Anderson’s book Winesburg, Ohio that sums up the main theme of the entire work should turn to the book’s introductory section, which is titled “The...

Science

### Mercury in cosmetics A range of cosmetic products are made from harmful ingredients, such as lead, mercury etc....

Very bad idea. Mercury is very toxic and harmful...even in small doses. Prolonged use over time could have effects such as cancer and birth defects.

Science

### How do you convert three days into minutes?

Days to Minutes: Remember, 1 day has 24 hours and each hour has 60 minutes. i.e., 1 day = 24 hours = 24 hours x 60 minutes/hour = 1,440 minutes so, three days will have 3 x 1440 minutes = 4,320...

Math

### Find the zeros of the polynomial function f(x)=x^3-2x^2+5x-10.

To find the zeros of f(x) = x^3-2x^2+5x-10, we have to solve The equation x^3-2x^2+5x-10 = 0 x^3 - 2x^2 + 5x - 10 = 0 => x^2(x - 2) + 5(x - 2) = 0 => (x^2 + 5)(x - 2) = 0 x - 2 = 0 => x =...

Math

### Is the set of numbers {100,96,28} a Pythagorean triad.

Three numbers a, b and c are a Pythagorean triad if the sum of the square of the smaller numbers is equal to the square of the largest number. Here, 28^2 = 784, 96^2 = 9216 9216 + 784 = 10000 =...

Math

### What is 232 base 5 + 43 base 5 ?

232 in base 5 notation is equal to 2*5^2 + 3*5^1 + 2*5^0 => 2* 25 + 3*5 + 2 => 50 + 15 + 2 => 67 in decimal notation Similarly 43 => 4*5^1 + 3*5^0 => 4*5 + 3 => 23 in decimal...

History

### Identify three amendments from the Bill of Rights. Describe the historical events or conditions that inspired the...

Here are three amendments (or parts of amendments) and their origins: First Amendment, Establishment Clause. This is the clause that says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an...

Law and Politics

### What is the legal age that a child can make their own decision on who they want to live with in the state of West...

I have a nephew that was just able to make this decision at 14 in the neighboring state of Ohio. We were able to find a wonderful attorney with great information on the following site. Hope this...

Math

### Solve the equation: (a+b)^2-4abx-(a-b)^2=0

We have to solve (a+b)^2-4abx-(a-b)^2=0 for x. (a+b)^2-4abx-(a-b)^2=0 => a^2 + 2ab + b^2 - 4abx - (a^2 - 2ab + b^2) = 0 => a^2 + 2ab + b^2 - 4abx - a^2 + 2ab - b^2 = 0 => 2ab - 4abx + 2ab...

Math

### If the diagonal of a square garden is 10 feet long, what is the exact measure of each side?

You are only allowed to ask one question at a time. Here's the solution to your first question. The diagonal of a square and any two sides form a right triangle with the diagonal as the hypotenuse....

Math

### The expenditure on a certain project is given by E'(x)=12x+3, x is number of days since the start. Find the...

The expenditure on the project is the function E(x). We have E'(x) = 12x + 3 wher x denotes the number of days since the project started. For a project that takes 6 days, the expenditure is the...

Math

### A box constructed by cutting out square corners of a rectangular piece of cardboard and folding up the sides has a...

The volume of the box is given as 4x^3 - 52x^2 + 160x where x is the length of the squares cut out from the corners. If the length x = 3, the volume of the box is: 4*3^3 - 52*x^2 + 160*3 => 4*27...

Math

### What is the area between the lines 3x + 2y = 8, 4x - 2y = 0 and the x-axis.

The lines 3x + 2y = 8, 4x - 2y = 0 and the x-axis form a triangle. The point of intersection of 3x + 2y = 8 and the x-axis is (8/3, 0) and the point of intersection of 4x - 2y = 0 and the x-axis is...

Julius Caesar

### Would you paraphrase these two sentences? 1. Ceasar was the victim of the perennial problem of sucessful...

Here are some paraphrases. 1. Successful people have their own problems; the envy of other people. 2. There is one problem that is specific to the successful, the envy of others. Who ever envied an...

Math

### What is the area of a rectangle with sides equal to 14 and 21?

Your question is incorrect as the diagonals of a rectangle are equal. I am changing the question to the lengths of the sides being equal to 14 and 21. The area of a rectangle with sides 14 and 21...

Math

### The sum of two numbers is 8 and their product is 12. How many such pairs are possible.

Let the numbers be X and Y. The sum of the two numbers is X + Y = 8 and the product of the numbers is X*Y = 12. X + Y = 8 => X = 8 - Y Substitute in X*Y = 12 => (8 - Y)*Y = 12 => 8Y - Y^2...

Social Sciences

### Is there a sort of psychology in which nations protect their identities and futures by identifying threats and...

There is in fact a practice -- and this answer will go beyond the narrow confines of U.S. foreign policy and take a more global approach -- of autocratic countries using the notion of foreign...

Poetry

### How do you analyse poetry?

To analyse something means to look closely at its smaller parts and determine how they work together, and to link its function with the history of things like it. For poetry, that means looking...

Guide to Literary Terms

### Define the term Metaphor.

A metaphor is a comparison between two seemingly unlike things without using like or as. This is similar to a simile which is a comparison between two seemingly unlike things by using like or as....

Math

### How much will $6000 deposited at 6% compounded semi-annually become in 3 years?

To calculate the total amount including the principle and the interest that $6000, deposited at an annual rate of interest of 6% compounded semi-annually, becomes after 3 years, we use the...

The Open Window

### What factors show that Framton's visit to Mrs. Sappleton might have worsened his nerve problem?

Framton Nuttel is an example of a character who is created to suit the purposes of the author's plot. Young Vera's practical joke would not be as effective on a man in normal health. Saki takes...

Math

### Please proof the following property of absolute values: -│x│≤ x ≤│x│

We have to prove that: -│x│<= x <=│x│ The absolute value function |x| is defined as |x| = x if x >= 0 and |x| = -x if x < 0 -|x| will always have a negative value or be equal to 0,...

Math

### What is the radius of the sphere x^2 + 4y^2 + z^2 + 4y + 6z - 6 = 0

The general equation of a sphere with center (a, b, c) and radius r is given by (x - a)^2 + (y - b)^2 + (z - c)^2 = r^2. Write the given equation in the general form. x^2 + 4y^2 + z^2 + 4y + 6z -...

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

### What is the connection of The Force that Through the Green Fuse and The Heart of Darkness?

One of the central ideas behind this complex and philosophical poem is the way in which man is intimately part of the created order and is united with it. However, what is interesting about this...

Math

### Given f(x)=8x+12 and g(x)=3x-6 find the function fog(x)

We have the functions f(x) = 8x + 12 and g(x) = 3x - 6. fog(x) = f(g(x)) => f(3x - 6) => 8(3x - 6) + 12 => 24x - 48 + 12 => 24x - 36 The required function fog(x) = 24x - 36

Teaching Community

### Reading Reading is a long-term developmental process.Explain with evidence from your reading the truth of this...

In the beginning, students learn concepts about print. They learn that words printed on a page have meaning. Then they learn letters and finally how to decode words. From then, they learn how to...

Math

### What are the vertical and horizontal lines at the point of intersection of 3x + 4y = 8 and 8x + y = 9

The point of intersection of 3x + 4y = 8 and 8x + y = 9 can be found by solving the equations 3x + 4y = 8 ...(1) 8x + y = 9 ...(2) (1) - 4*(2) => 3x - 32x = 8 - 36 => -29x = -28 => x =...

Math

### Consider F(x)=direct integral from 1 to x^2 of ((t^3)+(t^(1/2))) dt. Find F'(x).

We have F(x) = direct integral from 1 to x^2 of ((t^3)+(t^(1/2))) dt and we have to find F'(x). F(x) = Int[ (t^3 + t^0.5)dt], t = 1 to x^2 => F(x) = [t^4/4 + t^1.5 / 1.5 + C], t = 1 to x^2 =>...

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