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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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Science

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...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2011 9:40 pm UTC

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Harrison Bergeron

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...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2015 11:16 am UTC

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

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,...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2010 9:15 am UTC

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Math

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`...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2016 2:02 pm UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2013 6:31 pm UTC

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The Adventure of the Speckled Band

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...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2012 11:35 am UTC

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Technology in the Classroom

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...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2010 7:35 am UTC

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Math

(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...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 2:54 am UTC

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Employee Compensation

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...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2013 4:10 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2015 7:50 pm UTC

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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.

Latest answer posted February 23, 2010 10:52 am UTC

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Peace Like a River

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...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2010 10:28 am UTC

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Winesburg, Ohio

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...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2011 3:51 pm UTC

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Science

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.

Latest answer posted February 15, 2009 5:30 pm UTC

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Science

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...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2015 1:02 am UTC

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Math

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 =...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2011 6:22 pm UTC

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Math

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 =...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2011 4:50 pm UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2011 1:13 pm UTC

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History

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...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2015 12:13 am UTC

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Law and Politics

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...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2008 7:31 am UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2011 10:20 pm UTC

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Math

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....

Latest answer posted April 9, 2011 12:38 pm UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2011 11:26 pm UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2011 1:32 pm UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2011 1:50 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

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...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2009 11:18 pm UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2011 12:49 pm UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2011 5:38 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

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...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2013 1:57 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2013 7:16 pm UTC

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Guide to Literary Terms

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....

Latest answer posted August 8, 2011 11:38 pm UTC

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Math

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...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2011 3:44 am UTC

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The Open Window

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...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2015 11:33 pm UTC

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Math

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,...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2011 11:49 am UTC

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Math

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 -...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2011 11:20 am UTC

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The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

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...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2012 1:36 pm UTC

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Math

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

Latest answer posted June 20, 2011 3:44 am UTC

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Teaching Community

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...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012 1:48 pm UTC

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Math

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 =...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2011 3:43 pm UTC

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Math

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 =>...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2011 12:58 pm UTC

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