2 cars leave intersection at same time. One is headed south at constant speed of 30 mph, and the…

# 2 cars leave intersection at same time. One is headed south at constant speed of 30 mph, and the…

• MATH

2 cars leave intersection at same time. One is headed south at constant speed of 30 mph, and the…

The speed of the first car is 30 mph and it is headed south. The speed of the second car is 40 mph and it is headed west. So the two cars are headed in directions perpendicular to each other. Now…

• SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS

How would you describe Shakespeare’s diction in his sonnet “Not marble, nor the gilded monuments” ?

Shakespeare’s diction in “Sonnet 55” may be considered harsh when describing the realities of this world and lofty when talking about his love. The theme of the poem is that while the base things…

• THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

Why was the Masquerade Ball truly held in Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death?”

Prince Prospero throws the masquerade in order to flaunt his health and wealth (and that of his thousand closest friends) in the face of the Red Death. After having been fortressed within his…

• MATH

Can you please explain this is easy steps?A small corral is to be built so that is also has fence…

Since there are 60 m of fencing, then the perimeter of the rectangular fence + the separation fence = 60. Let x and y be the sides of the rectangle, let x also be the measure of the fence that…

• THE WIFE OF BATH’S TALE

What punishment does the king initially issue the knight in “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”?

At the start of this tale, the knight meets a young woman and rapes her. When King Arthur hears what the knight has done, he orders that the knight should be executed. So the answer to your…

• MATH

the parabola y=3x^2+18x+19 will have a minimum at what?

y= 3x^2 + 18x + 19 To find the minimum, first we need to determine the derivative’s zeros, then substitute in y: y’ = 6x + 18 = 0 ==> 6x = -18 ==> x= -18/6 = -3 Then the function y has a…

• 1984

In 1984, what do these 3 slogans mean: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is…

At first glance, these slogans seem to be contradictory and illogical. And, they pretty much are, but the society in 1984 is run by a group of people that have pretty much brainwashed or…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

What is ironic about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s allusion to the Madonna and Child in The Scarlet Letter?

In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne introduces the female protagonist Hester Prynne in the second chapter, and we follow her journey from that point until the end of her life. We first see her as she…

• TO HIS COY MISTRESS

Find the irony in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”, giving examples.

“To His Coy Mistress”, by 17th century English poet, Andrew Marvell, is a notable example of metaphysical poetry, a type characterized by among other traits, startling, fanciful metaphors and…

• RICHARD III

Why is Richard shown to be more than a one-dimensional evil man in Richard III?Please just some…

I am going to assume that your question is really “How is Richard shown to be more…” rather than “Why.” We can find examples in the text to support “how” something is shown, but “why” is a…

• JUST LATHER, THAT’S ALL

In “Just Lather, That’s All”, what idea do you suppose the author was developing through the story?

This is a fascinating question, because at first glance it is hard to work out what the meaning is in this excellent tale of suspense. However, for me, the meaning of the story comes at the end of…

• MATH

helpin a 120-volt circuit having a resistance of 12 ohms, the power W in watts when a current I…

w = 120 I – 12 i^2 To find the maximum value, we will need to find the derivativ’es zero. ==> w’ = 120 – 24 I = 0 ==> I = 120/24 = 5 Since the factor of I^2 is negative, then the function has…

• SCIENCE

What are three major contributions made by chemists that greatly helped humanity?

Here are three examples of the application of chemistry for the benefit of worldwide humanity. 1. Food Preservatives Chemistry: Since the time of cavemen there has been a need to preserve food so…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

In the beginning of The Great Gatsby, what is Nick Carraway’s attirude toward the Buchanans and…

Your question is more difficult that it might seem at first glance. Nick is intrigued with Tom’s wealth, Daisy’s charm, and Jordan’s somewhat familiar face. But he is also repulsed by them as…

What is the falling action, resolution and denoument?

The falling action of a story consists of the events that happen after the climax, but before the resolution. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” the climax of the story occurs when Montresor chains…

• CHEMISTRY

What tools and technologies are used by Chemists?

Chemists use many different tools and technologies to perform their work. The study of chemicals requires very accurate equipment that can measure precise weights, analyze reactions and color…

• THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

Referring to Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” what does this question mean: “What is the…

The situation that revolves around the characters is one of evil and disease. Poe describes the Usher house as “a mansion of gloom,” and Roderick is described as having “a ghastly pallor of…

• BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What was the relationship between John and his father like in “By the Waters of Babylon”?

The relationship that John has with his father seems to be one that is founded in respect, trust, honesty and affection. We learn at the beginning that John went on excursions with his father, and…

• YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

Faith’s pink ribbons are mentioned three times in the first 6 paragraphs. Why does the author…

The ribbons are symbols of Faith’s purity and youth. They are decorations that a young, pure, faithful wife can reasonably wear, even in Puritan society, and not be considered vain. Hawthorne…

• HAMLET

What is the role of the Ghost in the play?

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Ghost serves as catalyst for the plot. When he tells Hamlet that his father was murdered and charges Hamlet to get revenge, he ignites the action of the play. This is…

• SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

What is the significance of the hobo saying “this aint so bad’?Thank you thank you this is urgent!!

The hobo’s comment is designed to show that suffering is relative. The hobo is older than the soliers who are locked with him in the box car, and this gives him more things to compare their…

• OF MICE AND MEN

What is a theme statement (1 sentence) for the theme of loneliness?What I have so far is:…

In trying to understand your question, it seems you have already answered it. Therefore, I will help you support it. Before the story, George hooked up with Lennie somehow. Most people don’t go out…

• SCIENCE

Has any year had more than 366 days.

The Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely used calendar accepted as an international standard, has a system in which a normal year has 365 days and a leap year has 366 days. There are no…

• SCIENCE

What difference would it have made if ice were heavier than water.

Life in bodies of water would be unable to exist during cold periods. If ice were heavier than liquid water, it would sink to the bottom and a lake would freeze from the bottom up, killing most of…

• THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What is the likeliest reason that the townspeople react so strongly to the veil?

The intentional meaning of the people’s reactions to the veil, taken from the perspective of the author, is that they will see in his veil the reflection of their own sins. Also, they will take a…

• SCIENCE

Can old satellites that no longer work collide with the new ones?

When old satellites stop working they do not, for the most part, go anywhere. Instead, they tend to simply stay in orbit. Some of them do have their orbits decay and they can fall into the…

• SCIENCE

What is a sonic boom

A sonic boom is basically caused when an object moves faster than the speed of sound. Shock waves are created from the object and eventually this pressure builds up so much that it creates a very…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, how is empathy shown through the social ignorance of the…

This is a great question that requires some thought. The question itself seems to suggest that certain characters show empathy through social ignorance. But this is not the case. The most…

• HISTORY

How has the site of Mohenjo-daro changed over time? Acccording to this artical please answer this…

I think that the answer you are looking for can be found a few pages in to the site you linked to. I am providing a link to the appropriate page. Today, the site of the city is on relatively flat…

• SCIENCE

Do all elements have isotopes. Which element has the largest number of isotopes.

An isotope is a form of an element where the number of protons, or the atomic number is the same but as the number of neutrons differs, the atomic mass is different. It is not necessary for all…

• HISTORY

Who discovered the remains of the Mohenjo- Daro and when? http://www.mohenjodaro.net/index.html

The answer to this question can be found by clicking on the “essay” link at the bottom of the page that you have linked to. I am including a link to that page here. According to that page,…

• SCIENCE

Which properties of water enable plants to obtain water?

Water molecules are polar which means they have a slight negative charge by the oxygen atom and a slight positive charge by the hydrogen atoms. Because of this nature, water tends to stick to other…

• ESSAY LAB

What is the main point of Sven Birkerts’ essay “Into the Electronic Millenium”?…

In his essay titled “Into the Electronic Millenium,” Sven Birkerts suggests that humanity is presently at a turning point in which the culture of the printed word, especially printed…

• THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

The Things They Carried has several different accounts of Kiowa’s death. How does this relate to…

In Chapter 8 of The Things They Carried, O’Brien questions whether or not it is important–or even possible–to tell a true war story. He explores the nature of truth, memory, and story-telling…

• THE TELL-TALE HEART

In the story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” is Poe’s narrator reliable or unreliabler?And what evidence…

Anytime a story is told in 1st person point-of-view, it should be read with a skepticism that the narrator is unreliable. This is even more true in any of Edgar Allan Poe’s literature. One reason…

What are the comparisons of the writings between William Bradford to the writings of Thomas…

One of the most significant differences between their writings is the influence of religion upon their perspectives. Bradford–especially in Of Plymouth Plantation references Providence (God)…

• ANTIGONE

Found some confusing quotes. Could someone please explain what these quotes mean?”You have made…

That’s a multi-part question. Please, only one question per day. But, I will try to explain these three characters’ motivations. Choragos: He’s the head of the Chorus, perhaps the actor who…

• THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

What is the significance of August’s comment about the honeycomb spinner (on page 77)?What does…

‘It separates out the honey,’ she said. ‘Takes out the bad stuff, leaves in the good. I’ve always thought how nice it would be to have spinners like this for human beings…’ Lily has come to…

Compare the poetry of Anne Bradstreet to Phillis Wheatley as to theme, tone, use of…

I’m certainly no expert on either Phillis Wheatley or Anne Bradstreet, but I have read several selections by each of them. As I see no one else has answered your question, I’ll share my…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

When is Hester untrue to the scarlet letter?Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

The only part of the story in which I can think of Hester being untrue to the scarlet letter is towards the end of the story, when she and Dimmesdale get together in the forest and plan to escape…

• ANTIGONE

What is Haimon’s final angry statement to his father at the end of Scene 3?

Haimon pleads earnestly (and respectfully) to Creon to have him consider a reversal of his original decree of death to the person (or persons) who buried Polynices. In this scene, the tension…

• ANTIGONE

Why does Haemon think Antigone shouldn’t punished?

In Antigone, Haemon argues with his father, Creon, over the harsh sentence he has meted out for Antigone’s blatant disregard of his decree. Haemon is engaged to Antigone, but he also loves his…

• ANTIGONE

Who does Creon blame for the events, in the end?please provide evidence from the text

You will find your answer if you look at Creon’s last few statements. He most certainly blames himself. He blames no one else. He says simply, I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my…

• NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

How do Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories compare to his life?

Hawthorne tended to write historically and about topics as a result of his work experiences. Like most writers he performed many side jobs to make ends meet and his writings left a greater mark…

• ANTIGONE

At the end of Antigone who does Creon blame for the events? Give textual support.

As is the nature of tragedy, the tragic hero Creon blames himself for causing the deaths of his son, wife, and niece. He says to the Chorus Leader: Lead me away, I pray you; a rash, foolish man;…

• ANTIGONE

By the end of Antigone, what is the attitude of the Chorus in regards to Creon AND Antigone?

At the end of Antigone the Chorus, being all males, focuses mainly on Creon, the male tragic hero and not Antigone. Antigone’s name is not uttered again after she is carried off by the guards….

• ANTIGONE

After Teiresias leaves, what is Creon’s response?Scene V

Creon up until this point in the story has been nothing if not stubborn. Even Teiresias’ final words seem to fall on deaf ears. It is not until the Priest speaks up and says, basically, I can’t…

• MATH

Find a number such that when you add it to twice its square the sum is minimized.

Let the number be x: ==> the number plus twice its square is: x + 2x^2 now we need to find the values of x such that the sum is minimmum. Let y = 2x^2 + x Since the factor of x^2 is positive,…

• ANTIGONE

With what emotion does Creon respond to Haemon’s desires to let Antigone live, and for Creon not…

Creon attempts, during this scene, to come across as controlled yet authoritative. He repeats (almost comically) short lines of his favor of patriotism and justice. What is really happening…

• RELIGION

Other than yoga, what other means are used by Buddhists and Hindus to discipline the body?

Buddhism is a religion that stresses the achievement of bliss through self knowledge and acceptance. Both Buddhism and Hinduism eschew hedonism and the excessive consumption of the West. There is a…