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**MATH**

**0.04 divided by 5 My 11 year old son needs to know the method for dividing decimals as…**

Required to find 0.04/5. Solution: 0.04/5 is a rational fraction. Numerator 0.04 = 4/100 Therefore 0.04/5 = (4/100) /5 = (4/100)*(1/5), as dividing by 5 is equivalent to multiplying by the…

**THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST**

**In The Importance Of Being Earnest, how is humour enhanced through comic timing and patterns in…**

Act Three of any comedy with a three act structure is about tying up all the complications that have been introduced in Act One and developed in Act Two. The Importance of Being Earnest has an…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**In Act 1 of The Crucible, why does Hale think the devil will go to the house of Reverend Parris?**

In Act One, Hale arrives as a self-proclaimed expert on the Devil and all of his wiles. He bears books, which, in his words, are “weighted with authority” and information regarding all of the…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**In The Crucible, what is finally admitted from the girls when the adults leave them alone?**

This section of the play comes in Act One, when Parris and Putnam leave Betty in the care of Abigail and the girls. Crucially, this is the only time that we see the girls by themselves in the…

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**LITERATURE**

**What is cultural studies as it pertains to literature?I need a briefing as to what cultural…**

Cultural studies began to develop in the 1960s thanks to the writings of Raymond Williams, Richard Hoggart and the development of a sociology of culture. Until then, academics had usually taken…

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**MATH TEACHERS**

**First Day of Class IdeasI am looking for some ideas for the first day of my math class. I would…**

I’m not a math teacher, but I can offer some ideas for any classroom that I’ve used and found to be exactly what you are looking for. One way to set a tone for your classroom is to have a seating…

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**MATH**

**Simplify x(3x+2) – (2x-4) 2. f(x)= (x+2) (2x-1) Evaluate f(5.5)3. (a) 4872 correct to 1…**- Simplify x(3x+2) – (2x-4) =x(3x+2) – (2x-4) First let us expand brackets: ==> x*3x + x*2 – 2x + 4 ==> 3x^2 + 2x- 2x + 4 ==> 3x^2 + 4 2. f(x)= (x+2) (2x-1) Evaluate f(5.5) f(5.5) =…

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**INDIAN ENGLISH POETRY**

**Explain about the “Romanticism in lndian English poetry”.**

In Indian English poetry, ‘Romanticism’ has been long present in a very interesting culture-specific way. There is a fusion of the Indian or the Oriental notion of romance with the British or…

**THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES**

**How were Rosaleen and Lily shown having a good relationship in the book The Secret Life of Bees?**

Since Lily’s mother supposed deserted her daughter at an early age, Rosaleen was the only female influence in Lily’s life. At this time in adolescence, puberty becomes an overwhelming issue….

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**A LONG WAY GONE**

**How does Ishmael Beah use A Long Way Gone to treat important contemporary issues in a way that…**

Many people are ignorant to the fact that children are still used in gruesome manners that have been long outlawed in other countries. Children who are forced in labor, used as slaves, and driven…

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**TWELFTH NIGHT**

**What is the importance of Antonio in Twelfth Night?**

In his comedies, not only does Shakespeare explore the trials and tribulations of romantic love, he also explores the nature and constancy of masculine bonds of love or friendship. In…

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**THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA**

**What are the major strengths of the novel, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway?**

The Old Man and the Sea (1952) came after the disappointment of Across the River and Into the Trees. It was an instant bestseller and revived Hemingway’s literary reputation, leading to the award…

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**MATH**

**Prove the following trigonometric identities (a) sec^6A – tan^6A=1 + 3 tan^2 A * Sec^2 A (b)…**

a). sec⁶A – tan⁶A = (sec²A)³ – (tan²A)³ ⇒ use x³ – y³ = (x – y) (x² + y² + xy) = (sec²A – tan²A) [ (sec²A)² + (tan²A)² + tan²A.sec²A ] ⇒ use sec²A – tan²A = 1 = […

**THE GIVER**

**What main idea is explored in The Giver?**

To me, the overarching theme of this book is the question of what it means to be human. We are asked in this book whether the people in Jonas’s community are truly full human beings. We see that…

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**LITERATURE**

**An Author’s Role in Your LifeWhat author has played a big role in your life? And why?**

It may sound a little bit shallow, but I would put Tom Clancy on the list. Not too many people consider his novels to be great literature, but I was always fascinated by the military and Clancy,…

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**MATH**

**Express the area A of a circle as a function of its circumference C**

We know that the area of the circle is given as the following function: A = (r^2)*pi where r is the radius. But we know that: C = 2r ( c is the circumference) ==> r = C/2 Now substitute…

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**HISTORY**

**What are the problems with using the word “civilization” to describe a society?What are the…**

You may have a book that asserts that there are particular problems that you need to know. You might want to check on that. In my own opinion, these are some problems with using the term…

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**THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME**

**Why did General Zaroff first come to the island in “The Most Dangerous Game”?**

The reason that General Zaroff came to this island was so that he would have some place where he would be able to hunt human beings. General Zaroff tells Rainsford that he had hunted every kind of…

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**ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT**

**In All Quiet on the Western Front, where and how does the point of view change?**

All Quiet on the Western Front is told in 1st person point of view and uses present tense verbs. The narrator is Paul Baumer. This means that the entire story is told through his eyes. The point…

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**BENJAMIN FRANKLIN**

**How does social mobility play a major role in Benjamin Franklin’s life? Give some ideas or an…**

Franklin’s Autobiography is considered the quintessentially American autobiography as it describes the author’s self-made “way to wealth”. Franklin has also been hailed as the prototypical American…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Which institution has the power to hold a trial for impeached government officials?**

When officials in the federal government are impeached (as President Clinton was in the late 1990s), it is Congress that impeaches them. Specifically, both houses of Congress play a part in the…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Describe one characteristic of the global capitalist system.**

I would say that the proliferation of profit is one distinct trait of global capitalism. The idea that there are markets in which products can be sold, new ventures that can be undertaken, as well…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What is the term of office for federal judges?**

In the United States, the term of office for federal judges is life during “good behavior.” In other words, a federal judge, once approved by the Senate, can stay on the bench until he or she dies…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What is one piece of evidence that capitalism motivated exploration to and statement in the New…**

It would be naïve and narrow-minded for any student of history to believe that any one factor motivated the exploration and settlement of the New World by southern Europeans. The stated purpose of…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Which political party dominates the U.S. Congress?**

I do not know if it fair to say that this party “dominates” the US Congress, but the party that is in power right now is the Democratic Party. They have majorities in both the Senate and the House…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**What does Lord of the Flies seem to say about the nature of evil?**

Lord of the Flies speaks to Simon at the end of Chapter 8. Here he tells Simon that he is “the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?” He elaborates with “Fancy thinking the Beast…

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**REFERENCE**

I’m not sure of the context of your question; however, I can define this term in common usage. An empirical system is any practice (any subsequent actions) which is based on observation and…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is variability and variations and how are they different, in different species?Grade…**

The terms sound like they should describe the same thing; they are similar, but the main difference is that one is the actual way things are, and the other describes the potential for things to be…

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**THE SNIPER**

**How did the author prepare the reader for the ironic ending of “The Sniper”?**

You are right in indicating that to a certain extent the author foreshadows the ironic and grimly tragic ending of this short story. For me, the foreshadowing comes in when the sniper has killed…

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**ILIAD**

**What are the flaws in the character of the heroes in The Iliad that allow them to meet the tragic…**

The greatest warrior in Homer’s The Iliad is Achilles, and he has many character flaws that lead to his tragic death. At birth, Achilles was dipped in the River Styx which should have made him…

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**GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS**

**I need examples of allegory, symbolism, connotation, and imagery.I prefer the examples to be from…**

One novel with a movie based upon it that might work well in illustrating symbolism and imagery is Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and the film Apocalyse Now. For instance, as Marlow journeys…

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**MATH**

**If two triangles are similar, does that mean they are congruent too?**

When triangles are similar, they could be congruent. However, they do not have to be congruent in order to be similar. So I guess the answer is not always. When triangles are similar, their…

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**RELIGION**

**Discuss in detail the Maccabean revoltRELIGION**

The Maccabean revolt occurred at the beginning of the second century BC. Judea (the Promised Land) had been under the control of several powerful empires for centuries including the Babylonians,…

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**HISTORY**

**Write two paragraphs explaining a famous Roman citizen and his role in government.**

The name Marcus Junius Brutus (85 BC-42 BC), or simply Brutus, has become synonymous with “assassin.” The son of a prominent politician who was killed by Pompey the Great, Brutus’ mother later…

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**HISTORY**

**Describe the history of the Middle Colonies.**

The Middle Colonies – those from the American colonial period that included most of New Netherlands, colonies such as New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, became well known early on for…

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**SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE**

**Why does Billy time travel and what is its significance in “Slaughterhouse-Five”?**

In Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, Billy’s time traveling is his experiencing what all Tralfamadorians experience. The aliens experience all of existence at any given time. Thus, they see their…

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**MATH**

**How do you solve this type of problem/question(s)?For each function, detemine f(4), f(-5), and…**

- a) f(x) = 1/x f(4)= 1/4 f(-5) = 1/-5 = -1/5 f(-2/3) = 1/(-2/3) = -1/(2/3) = -1*3/2 = -3/2 b) f(x)= 2/5x + 11 f(4) = 2/5*4 + 11 = 2/20 + 11 = 1/10 + 11 = 11.1 f(-5) = 2/5*-5 + 11 = 2/-25 + 11 =…

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**MATH**

**f(x)=6xsq/ x-7 need to know the correct way too work this out. I got it wrong, not sure why**

If you want to calculate the division between 6x^2 (supposing that you mean by 6xsq = 6x square raised) and x-7, you could apply the rule of division with reminder. Let’s see how: 6x^2 = (x-7)*Q(x)…

**HISTORY**

**What does the Hammurabi’s Code tell us about Hammurabi’s Babylon?**

Hammurabi was one of the greatest kings of ancient civilization of Babylon, who ruled for 43 years, from 1792 to 1750 B.C.. He is most well known for the legal code introduced by him which now…

**MATH**

**Which are the local extremes of y = x^3 – 9x ?Which are the local extremes of y = x^3 – 9x ?**

y= x^3 – 9x First we will differentiate” y’ = 3x^2 – 9 Now to determine the critical values we need to find the derivative’s zeros. ==> 3x^2 – 9 = 0 ==> 3x^2 = 9 ==> x^2 = 3 ==> x=…

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**THE VELDT**

**What are the personalities of the characters in “The Veldt,” written by Ray Bradbury?**

Authors develop characters through such methods as description, dialogue, other characters’ reactions and comments, and the characters’ thoughts, feelings, and speeches and actions. From what one…

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**MATH**

**Simplify: i) ln(2x) + ln(2/x) ii) ln(x^2 – 1)- ln(x-1) Then solve: i) lnx = 5 ii) lnx + ln5 =…**

- i) ln(2x) + ln(2/x) We know that: ln a + ln b = ln a*b ==> ln (2x)*(2/x) = ln 4 ii) ln(x^2 – 1)- ln(x-1) We know that: ln a – ln b = ln (1/b) ==> ln (x^2-1)/(x-1) = ln (x+1) i) lnx = 5…

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**MATH**

**Which is the module of the complex number z = 3 – 4i ?Which is the module of the complex number z…**

z= 3-4i The module of z is lzl We know that: lzl = sqrt(a^2 + b^2) = sqrt(9 + 16) = sqrt25 = 5 Then the module of z is: lzl = 5

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**THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES**

**In The Secret Life of Bees, what does this quote said by Lily mean?When Rosaleen stands up to T….**

To “cry uncle” is an idiomatic expression meaning to concede defeat. T. Ray, Lily’s father, is a crude, domineering man. His wife had been killed in the midst of a violent argument with him, when…

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**STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING**

**In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by R. Frost, how would you explain the feelings and…**

This poem is usually used as an example of symbolism to help students explore symbolic meaning, or what lies beneath the surface. Therefore, it is important to try and work out or discern what are…

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**MATH**

**Determine x for cos4x = cos2x .Determine x for cos4x = cos2x .**

cos4x = cos2x We know that: cos2x = 1-2cos^2 x ==> cos4x = 1-2cos^2 (2x) Now substitute: ==> 1-2cos^2 (2x) = cos2x ==> 2cos^2 (2x) + cos2x – 1 = 0 Now factor: ==> (2cos2x -1)(cos2x + 1)…

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation : sin5x – sinx = 0Solve the equation : sin5x – sinx = 0**

sin5x – sinx = 0 We know that: sina – sinb = 2cos(a+b)/2*sin(a-b)/2 ==> sin5x – sinx = 2*cos(3x)*sin(2x) = 0 ==> 2cos3x*sin2x = 0 Divide by 2: ==> cos(3x)*sin(2x) = 0 Then we have two…

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**MATH**

**Given that a6 + a9 = 90 – a1 determine a1 + a2 +..+ a10 if a1, a2, … are the terms of an…**

a6+a9 = 90 = a1 we know that: a6 = a2+4r ==> a2+4r + a9 = 90-a1 ==> a1+a2 + a9 + 4r = 90 ==> a1+ a2 + a9 = 90-4r …….(1) Now we need the values of: a1+a2 + a10 = ?? a10 = a9 + r ==>…

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**MATH**

**Write the equation of the line that passes through the point (1,2) and the midpoint of the line…**

The line passes through : A ( 1, 2) and B(xB, yB) where B is midpoint of (2,3) and (2,-5) Let us find B: xB = (2+2)/2 = 2 yB = 3+-5/2 = -2/2 = -1 Then the point B (2,-1) Now we have A and B passes…

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**SCIENCE**

Whenever a measurement is taken, we cannot get an exact result unless we are counting integers. Errors may be due to shortcomings in the instruments being used to take the measurements or due to…