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# As many 8 cm diameter discs as possible are cut from a sheet of rectangular cardboard measuring…

• MATH

As many 8 cm diameter discs as possible are cut from a sheet of rectangular cardboard measuring…

The dimensions of the rectangle are 170 cm by 90 cm. From this the maximum number of circular disks of diameter 8 cm are cut. Looking at the length and width of the sheet we find that 21*11 disks…

• MATH

ABCD is a parallelogram with a base of BC. BFE is an straight line cut through the AD in equal 2…

We have a parallelogram ABCD, with the point F dividing AD in two equal parts. Let us take the distance between the sides BC and AD as d. Now, BC*d = AD*d = 80 cm^2. We have AF = AD/2 The area of…

• THE WASTE LAND

Why did Eliot use the title “wasteland?”

The title comes from the myth in Jessie Weston’s From Ritual to Romance. In this myth, the genitals of the Fisher King are wounded. This affects his fertility and then affects the kingdom, which…

• THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” why are the words in this simile appropriate, considering…

This simile comes at a crucial point in the poem, at the very end of Part III, when Death wins all the crew except for the Mariner, who is won by Life-in-Death. The simile is used to describe the…

• THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET

In The House on Mango Street, what is one stylistic device used in the chapter “Hairs”?

This incredible novel is full of small vignettes, or fragments emerging from the impressions of the young narrator who reports about her life on Mango Street from her perspective. Each vignette or…

• SOR JUANA

Please give a summary of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s “Reply.” “Reply” is also known as “La…

In Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s letter entitled “La Respuesta a Sor Filotea” (also known simply as “Reply”), this brilliant young nun responds to a variety of issues. She writes first about an…

• THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET

In The House on Mango Street, in the chapter “Hairs” is the chapter unified?

What do you actually mean by unified? Do you mean coherent or that it holds together? Certainly, if that is what you are asking about it is clear that this chapter is definitely “unified.” Note how…

• THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET

Is the chapter “Hairs” in The House on Mango Street coherent? If so, how? If not, why?

The chapter is coherent both internally and in the overall narrative. The internal coherence of the chapter is given by the consistent focus on the hairs of the different family members. In…

• INDIAN DRAMA

Describe the Exile of Rama in Ramayana.

I think it’s fair to say that anything involving the Ramayana will involve some level of intricacy and depth. The epic lends itself to this. Lord Rama having demonstrated valor and greatness was…

• HISTORY

How did the illustration ‘The Bradys and the Chinese Dwarf’ help to foster anti-Chinese sentiment…

First of all, this illustration could not have fostered anti-Chinese sentiment in the last half of the 19th century since it’s dated 1907. However, nitpicking aside, it does show the sorts of…

• THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, what are the interpretations that the reader ought to know?Related with issues…

Well, thinking through the areas that you have identified should give you lots of ideas for how to answer your own question. However, just to briefly outline the main thematic elements of this…

• PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES

Identify 2 approaches to helping a client using Person Centered Therapy.Counseling

Since its introduction in the 1940s, “Person Centered Theory” in counseling and therapy has been utilized in many more current therapeutic practices. Generally speaking, Person Centered Theory…

• PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Describe how the heroine Elizabeth Bennet is characterized as a “good woman” in Austen’s Pride…

The character of Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice is characterized as a good woman because she unites the qualities that make her a good friend, a loyal sister, and a person true to herself…

• HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

What is/are suggested by the names the two characters are given in “Hills Like White…

The man in the story is referred to as “the man” or “the American” his companion is referred to as “the girl”. The idea that the man is a “man” while his companion is a “girl” suggests that she is…

In Lady Windermere’s Fan, explain the expository effect of Act I..

There are events that stand out on the first act of Lady Windermere’s Fan. The first is when Lady Windermere’s butler asks her if she will be available for visits and informs her that Lord…

• SAMUEL BECKETT

Catastrophe – Beckett : consider relations of power between the 3.

Whats the question?

• THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

In “There Will Come Soft Rains,” discuss the irony of how technology is shown to be useful in the…

Your question certainly goes to the heart of this excellent story and what Bradbury has achieved by it. Note how at the beginning the house is presented as a complete organism that ironically does…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Why are longitudinal studies used in realtion to language development and intelligence?

A longitudinal study collects data from the same subjects over time. If one is studying language development and intelligence, observation of the same subjects, usually very young children,…

• CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD

Chronicle of a death foretold Essay question i have i need some help with…. According to the…

Perhaps I can point you to an approach that would work. Each one of these statements about love seem to be ironic ones. They are stated as truths, but in each case, when these truths supposedly…

• GRAMMAR

Can you tell me a sentence using the expression “expired in indigent circumstances”?

The phrase “expired in indigent circumstances” is a euphemism for the much harsher phrase “died impoverished.” A euphemism is, as defined by Random House Dictionary, “the substitution of a mild,…

• ESSAY LAB

What should I write about for this quote and how should I go about answering it?I’m trying to…

First of all, let me say how nice it is to hear that someone is practicing their writing on their own. This is a wonderful thing for a writing teacher to hear! To represent this passage, I would…

• MARK TWAIN

ContrastContrast the character Tom Sawyer to Huck Finn.

Huck is, in my opinion, way more likeable and down to earth. Huck (especially in Huck Finn) is the one of the two who really has morals. Tom tends to use people and to do all sorts of things…

• A TALE OF TWO CITIES

What is your opinion of the scene in which Dr. Manette meets Lucie in the attic room in A Tale of…

While Chapter 6 of Book the First, “The Shoemaker” seems rather contrived and melodramatic. For instance, when the demented Dr. Manette begins to recognize the golden hair of Lucie as similar to…

How should I start my essay comparing and contrasting Act 2 Scene 3 and Act 3 Scene 1 of Much Ado…

I think it was me that answered your original question about the differences between these two scenes, so I will carry on and give you some ideas on how to start your essay. Key to making your…

• REFERENCE

What does “a” mean in “playing a in the dark” in the Twitter tweet quoted below?”‘We all dance…

With regard to “tweets,” as anyone can publish them, it’s hard to get a good take on the content. It’s nice that Robert Frost’s poem, “A Secret Sits,” is alluded to, short though it may be….

• OTHELLO

Explain who is considered guilty in Othello.

Part of what makes this so challenging is that little, if anything, is clear from Shakespeare’s drama. There is a struggle to identify concrete and distinct realities that come out of the play,…

• BIOLOGY

What juices are the best sources of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C or L-Ascorbic acid is an essential chemical required by the body for many key chemical reactions. A shortage of Vitamin C leads to Scurvy which can be fatal in severe cases. Vitamin C is…

• THE GIVER

In The Giver, what did Jonas learn about the community’s rule about lying?

From the very start of this excellent dystopian novel concerning a future world where so many choices are taken away from us as humans and people are forced to live in a world without memories and…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are state governments doing to address the immigration problem?

In the last year or so, state governments have taken some of the most high-profile actions on the issue of immigration (especially on the issue of illegal immigration). They have done so in large…

• HISTORY

How did Marx’s ideas come to directly impact society?How did Marx’s ideas come to directly impact…

Marx’s ideas came to impact society most directly after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 in Russia. Karl Marx had written his books around 50 or 60 years before the Bolshevik Revolution. Of…

• PHYSICS

What is the work required to be done to compress a spring by 5 cm from the equilibrium position…

The spring constant provides the force required to change the length of a spring by an infinitesimal length if it has already been compressed by a length x. The force F = kx. Given the force…

• SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

What passages describe or discuss any of the attributes of chivalry in Sir Gawain and the Green…

There are a number of characteristics attributed to chivalric behavior found in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A knight was to adhere to certain rules. Wikipedia.com notes that these included:…

I need some help writing formal “business” letters and wonder where I can see samples of formal…

Ironically, with the progression of technology (including the Internet, email, blogging, “tweeting,” and text messaging), formal business letters have fallen as a method of correspondence. This is…

• THINGS FALL APART

In Things Fall Apart, whom do you think the Ibo would be most likely to vote for as representing…

This is a great question. I believe that members of the Igbo tribe would vote for Obierika to represent manliness in their culture. While Okonkwo might vote for himself as the ultimate example of a…

• SCIENCE

Why are sponges considered colonial organisms?

Sponges are simple animals in the Phylum Porifera. They have two layers of cells with a jelly-like material sandwiched between. They do not have highly specialized systems in the body. Rather, they…

• SCIENCE

explain biological contamination?

Biological contamination is the accidental introduction of foreign material into an experiment, of biotic or living origin. For example, fungi, bacteria, viruses, pollen can all serve to…

• WHITE ANGEL

How do I get the full version of “White Angel” by Michael Cunningham?I am trying to do a research…

You have 3-4 options for obtaining a copy of this text. “White Angel” is a short story that was first published in the July 25th edition of The New Yorker in 1988. In order to read the full story…

• OF MICE AND MEN

Explore the ways Steinbeck develops characterizations in Of Mice and Men.Explore the ways…

I think that Steinbeck is able to develop his characters through an effective use of the third person narrative. His role is that of an outsider, and while this is impersonal, Steinbeck is able to…

• CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD

What ultimately is Marquez saying about love in Chronicles of a Death Foretold? The theme of…

Falconry is a sport in which birds are trained to hunt. These lines are quoted from a poem by Gil Vicente: “the pursuit of love/ is like falconry.” The idea is that love kind of sneaks up on…

• THE AWAKENING

In The Awakening, what does the parrot say?

This classic story about the position of women in a patriarchal society begins unforgettably with the words of a parrot which “hung in a cage outside the door.” The words that it keeps on…

• HISTORY

John Winthrop”We should be like a city on hill…the eyes of all people are upon us” What do you…

Are you asking about this in the context of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, or in our own context today? In the old context, Winthrop was saying that their colony should be an example of godly living…

• MATH

The cost to produce x units of lipstick is c(x)=60x+10000 while the revenue is R(x)=85x Find: a….

The cost to produce x unit of lipstick is given as c(x) = 60x + 10000 and the revenue is r(x) = 85x If the break even is at N c(N) = r(N) => 60*N + 10000 = 85*N => 25N = 10000 => N =…

• THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

What are some possible symbols in The Count of Monte Cristo and what do they stand for?

This story uses two symbols that are common in literature. One is water or the sea. In literature, water is often symbolic of a cleansing or rebirth. By entering the sea after prison, Dantes is…

• MATH

If g(x)=2log(x-3)+1 and the base is 10 what is g-1(x)?

We have g(x) = 2 log (x – 3) + 1 Let y = g(x) = 2 log (x – 3) + 1 => y – 1 = 2 log (x – 3) => (y – 1)/2 = log (x – 3) taking the base of the log as 10 => 10^[(y – 1)/2] = x – 3 => x =…

• MARK TWAIN

WHat are the oxymoron constructions and please explain what they mean in the californian’s tale -…

here and there- means ‘in various places and/or at various times’.now and then-at times, from time to time, now and again, occasionally, on occasionliving dead-means people that are still alive but…

• MATH

If a_b= 5:6 and b_c= 3:7, what is the value of (3c+2a):a? Express your answer as a common fraction.

We have a:b = 5:6 and b:c = 3: 7 We have to find (3c + 2a):a Now a:b = 5:6 => a/b = 5/6 b:c = 3:7 => b/c = 3/7 (a/b)*(b/c) = (5/6)*(3/7) => a/c = 5/14 => c/a = 14/5 (3c + 2a):a =>…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Do you believe the author of “The Most Dangerous Game” intended the story partly as an indictment…

It is doubtful that Richard Connell considered his narrative as an expose for the mistreatment of animals since, while there are references to shooting animals, very little of the plot centers upon…

• SOLDIER’S HOME

In “Soldier’s Home,” what motivates the actions of Harold Krebs and his mother?

In this unforgettable short story, Ernest Hemmingway presents us with one soldier returning from the horrors of World War I to his home. However, it is clear that his experiences have changed him…

• BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

Why does Stephen Vincent Benet give his post-apocalyptic short story the title “By the Waters of…

The title of Stephen Vincent Benet’s post-apocalyptic short story, “By the Waters of Babylon” alludes to the first line of Psalm 137 (136), Super flumina Babylonis: “By the rivers [waters] of…