# Cassius is a character foil to Brutus. How is this shown in Act 1?

**JULIUS CAESAR**

**Cassius is a character foil to Brutus. How is this shown in Act 1?**

A lot of this has to do with their motivations. Cassius is motivated by jealousy. He is clearly jealous of Caesar’s power and feels that Caesar is weak and doesn’t deserve the power he has. When…

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**PHILOSOPHY**

**How does Descartes’ argument for the existence of God in Meditation V fit in with his previous…**

Descartes’ view on God in each meditation: Meditations 1&2: There must be a First Cause from which all other things derive. The more perfect something is, the more real, and God is that…

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**MATH**

**f(x) = (x^2 + 3x -2)^2 find f'(1)**

f(x) = (x^2 + 3x -2)^2 Let us calculate f'(x) f'(x) = 2(x^2 + 3x -2) *(2x + 3) = (2x^2 + 6x -4 )(2x + 3) f'(1) = (2 + 6 -4)(2 +3) = 4*5 = 20 ==> f'(1) = 20

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**THE MIRACLE WORKER**

**How does James feel about Helen and her ability to learn in The Miracle Worker?**

James’ perception of Helen’s ability to learn is clouded by his own sense of resentment and hurt for being neglected. With the focus on Helen, James feels slighted and does not feel that he is the…

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**BEOWULF**

**In the epic poem Beowulf, Beowulf is described as being the strongest of the Geats. What is a Geat?**

Remember that Beowulf is set during the medieval time period of the Anglo-Saxons (the name of the people living in the area of England during the time period around 100AD; sometimes called “The…

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**A TALE OF TWO CITIES**

**Why are Doctor Manette’s “reiterated instructions” to Charles in preparation for the trial so…**

In Chapter 6 of Book the Third of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Charles Darnay, who has returned to France to testify on behalf of M. Gabelle, the tax collector of his uncle’s estate,…

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**SCIENCE**

**What are lacunae in bones for?**

Despite their outward seemingly lifeless appearance, bones are very dynamic. New bone tissue is constantly being modeled/formed from several biochemical activities and various activities of…

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**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**Gie a brief analysis of how useful Diamond deems religion for the average Joe in society.Answer…**

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**What does Jem learn when Atticus forces him to read to Mrs. Dubose as a punishment? Why does he…**

Although Jem only realizes later, this arrangement requires inner strength from both Jem and Mrs. Dubose. Jem must fight with his anger through all of the terrible, cruel things that Mrs. Dubose…

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**HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED?**

**What is the tussle between Pahom and the Devil in “How much land does a man need?”**

You haven’t actually asked a question, but I will focus on the conflict between Pahom and the Devil and how it functions allegorically in this excellent short story. This story is allegorical in…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is the best way to treat arthritis & also possible ways to prevent it??**

Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two bones meet. A joint functions to allow movement of the body parts it connects. Arthritis literally…

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**HEART OF DARKNESS**

**How is Heart of Darkness an epic journey into the underworld symbolized by the Congo?**

The river symbolizes the journey that, in this novel, mankind takes on his way to the dark side – to his heart of darkness. The Congo allows Europeans to journey to the center of Africa without…

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**HEART OF DARKNESS**

**How is Heart of Darkness a vivid travelogue?**

Conrad’s Heart of Darkness could be seen as a vivid travelogue is many ways. At the heart of the story you have the tales of two different white men journeying into the African wilderness at two…

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**MATH**

**x^3 + x^2 + 2x + 1 AND x^3 – 3x + 2 = 0 I’m in college but lately I’ve discovered a weakness in…**

x^3+x^2+2x+1 and x^3-3x+2 =0 Let y = x^3+x^2+2x+1 and y = x^3-3x+2 = 0. x^3+x^2+2x+1 = 0………(1) x^3-3x+2 = 0………………..(2) (1) -(2): x^2 +5x -1 = 0. So x = (5+sqrt29)/2 and x =…

**SELF-RELIANCE**

**How is Emerson’s idea of Self-Reliance different from and similar to the common use of the term?**

To me, Emerson’s idea of self-reliance is very different from that which is commonly used. I think that we usually use this phrase to mean independence — to mean that a person does not need other…

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**SCIENCE**

**What does bone marrow do in the body?**

Bone marrow has several functions, part of it depends on what type of bone the marrow is in or the type of marrow itself. Red marrow produces many kinds of blood cells including white and red…

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**MATH**

**|3x-6|<9 . Decide if x is a value or an interval.**

Let’s establish the rule: -If we solve an equation, the x is a value, the number of solutions depending on the degree of the variable. -If we solve an inequlity, the result is an interval…

**MATH**

**Verify if the number (sqrt3 + 3)^3 – (sqrt3 -3)^3 is an irrational number.**

We know that (a+b)^3 – (a-b)^3 = (a^3+3a^2b+3ab+b^3) – (a^3-3a^2b+3ab^2-b^3) = 6a^2*b – 2b^3 So here a = sqrt3, b =3. So 6a^2b+2b^3 = 6(sqrt3)^2*3+2*3^3) = 6*3*3 -2*3^3 which is not irrational. So…

**MATH**

**Calculate in what quadrant is the vertex of the graph of f=x^2-5x+6**

To determine the quadrant, we’ll have to calculate the coordinates of the vertex of the parable. We’ll apply the formula: V (-b/2a ; -delta/4a) We’ll identify the coordinates a,b,c, of the…

**THE CRUCIBLE**

**What is the literal meaning when Proctor says “We are only what we always were, but naked now….**

This is a great line. Taking it literally, the idea of being naked is one element present. We are what we are and there is little to change it. Yet, our state of human beings is challenged when…

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**MATH**

**Determine the value of the sum f(1)+…+f(500) f(x)=4x+10**

To calculate the sum of values of f(x), we’ll have to substitute x by the values 1, then 2, then 3, and so on, till 500. f(1) = 4*1 + 10 f(2) = 4*2 +10 f(3) = 4*3 + 10 ………………… f(500)…

**TEACHERS**

**Why do you think that the chapter, “Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues” is kept in our syllabus?**

It seems like this is going to be a question that has to be asked of your instructor. Without knowing the exact dimensions or content of the class, it will be difficult for anyone other than the…

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**MATH**

**Evaluate the limit {[sqrt(x+4)-3]/(x-5)}, x–>5.**

In order to evaluate this limit, first we’ll verify if it is an indetermination case, and it is, “0/0” case, so, we’ll apply L’Hospital rule. Let’s recall L’Hospital rule. lim [f(x)/g(x)] = lim…

**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**What is the motivation of Friar Lawrence in the play Romeo and Juliet?**

Friar Lawrence is motivated by two factors in Romeo and Juliet. First, he is a monk. Therefore we must assume that he is living for the greater good, for the glory of God, to serve, etc. This is…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**What happens to Friar Lawrence, the Capulet and Montague families, and the nurse at the ending of…**

Shortly after the Watchman’s report that Juliet, Paris, and Romeo are dead, Friar Laurence, the Capulets, and Montague arrive on the scene. It is important for audiences, who have been so enmeshed…

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**MATH**

**Verify if the functions are even or odd. a. f=3x^7+5x^5 b. f=21-x^16**

For the beginning, we’ll recall what is an odd or an even function: If f(x) satisfies f(-x)=-f(x), for each value of x, from the domain of the function, then the function is odd. If f(x) satisfies…

**GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS**

**What is the definition of objective correlative?**

Concerning “objective correlative,” since you specifically ask for a definition, I’ll quote one from a handbook: …an external equivalent for an internal state of mind: thus any object, scene,…

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**MATH**

**Given that the equation(t-2)*x^2-x+t-2=0 has two distinct solutions wich is th value of t?**

From the enunciation, we’ll conclude over the constraint that the discriminant of the equation, delta, has to be strictly positive, delta >0. This constraint refers to the fact that the equation…

**POETRY**

**Select three sonnets and show which form they are. Discuss how their content reflects the form.**

I think in order to answer your question it is necessary to start with the different sonnet forms. English (or Shakespearean) Sonnet – probably the most common studied in high school literature; 14…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**Can anyone analyze Scout’s characteristics for me in regards to character development?**

There is a good discussion of Scout’s character here on eNotes at the link below, so I will not repeat what you can find there. One thing to keep in mind about Scout is that she is the narrator of…

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**MATH**

**Lim{[(x+2)^1/2 – 4]/(x-14)} . x–>14**

To solve this limit, we’ll verify if it is an indetermination case, and it is, “0/0” like, so, we’ll use L’Hospital rule. This rule claims that if we have an indetermination case, “0/0” or…

**MATH**

**A rectangular box has the values of the edges : 5,6,14 units. Determine the lengths of the…**

We have triangle box with sides: 5, 6 , and 14 The formula for the diagonal is: D = sqrt(length^2 + width^2 + height^2) = sqrt(5^2 + 6^2 + 14^2) = sqrt(25 + 36 + 196) = sqrt(257) ==>…

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**A SEPARATE PEACE**

**What are three examples of irony in A Separate Peace by John Knowles?**

Examples of Irony: 1. The boy who is considered the weakest at Devon–Leper–is the first to enlist in the war effort. Granted, Leper does not make it very far in the training process, but his…

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**MATH**

**Determine x if sin2x=-(sinx)^2.**

sin2x = -(sinx)^2 We know that: sin 2x = 2sinx *cosx ==> 2sinx cosx = -(sinx)^2 ==> (sinx)^2 + 2sinx cos x = – Factor sinx : ==> sinx (sinx + 2cosx) = 0 ==> sinx = 0 ==> x1 = n*pi…

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**MATH**

**Determine the value of the difference f(1)-f'(0) f(x)=xln(x+1)**

f(x) = x ln (x+1) First let us find f'(x) Let f(x) = u*v u = x ==> u’ = 1 v = ln (x+1) ==> v’ = 1/(x+1) Then: f'(x) = u’v + uv’ = x/(x+1) + ln (x+ 1 f'(1) = 1/2 + ln 2 f'(0) = 0 + ln…

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**MATH**

**Determine x in interval[0,2pi]. cos5x+cos6x+cos7x=0**

In order to determine x values, over the interval [0,2pi], we’ll try to solve the expression above, in order to find out the value of the unknown x. For solving the expression, it will be useful to…

**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**In Chapter 14 of the Scarlet Letter, how is the doctrine of predestination reflected in the…**

In this chapter, Hester is asking Roger Chillingworth to forgive Dimmesdale and to stop torturing him. Dimmesdale refuses to do this. He tells Hester that he remembers the teachings of “his old…

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**MATH**

**Calculate the median from A,in triangle ABC, if A(2,3), B(3,4), C(3,-6)**

We have A(2,3) B(3,4) and c(3,-6) Let M be midpoint of BC Mx = 3+3/2 = 6/2 = 3 My = -6+4/2 = -2/2 = -1 Then the point M = (3,-1) Now AM = sqrt[(3-2)^2 + (-1-3)^2 = sqrt(1+16)= sqrt(17)

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**MATH**

**Determine the inverse of the function f(x)= (3x+5)/(3x-5).**

f(x) = (3x+5)/(3x-5) To find the inversem, let f(x) = y y = (3x+5)/(3x-5) Cross multiply: y(3x-5) = 3x + 5 3xy – 5y = 3x + 5 3xy – 3x = 5y + 5 factor out x: x (3y – 3) = 5y + 5 divide by 3y-3…

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**THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER**

**Can you give me some examples of how Tom Sawyer comes of age in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?**

I think there are many examples of Tom coming of age. When he gets the boys to whitewash the fence, using reverse psychology, because he doesn’t want to do it. How many present day kids could do…

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**MATH**

**Given that P(x)=x^4002+2x^4000-5x^3-10x^2+2 and Q(x)=(x-1)(x^2+2x+1), calculate the reminder of…**

We’ll apply the rule of division with reminder: P(x) = Q(x)*C(x) + R(x), where the degree of the polynomial R(x) < the degree of the polynomial Q(x). The degree of Q(x) is third degree, so the…

**MATH**

**Given that a5+a6=8 and r=2 find a1 if a1,a5,a6 are the terms of a.p.**

a5 + a6 = 8 r = 2 we have: a1, a2, a3, a4, a5 , a6 are terms ins A.P We know that: a5= a1+ 4r = a1 + 8 a6 = a1 + 5r = a1 + 10 Now let us add both equations: a5 + a5 = 2a1 + 18 = 8 ==> 2a1 + 18…

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**MATH**

**Find tan(x/2) if sinx=2/7 and x is in the second quadrant.**

sinx = 2/7 find tan(x/2) we know thatL sinx = 2 tan(x/2)[1+ tan(x/2)^2] 2/7 = 2tan(x/2){1+ tan(x/2)^2] Let tan (x/2) = y ==> 2/7 = 2y(1+y^2) Multiply by 7/2 ==> 1 = 7y[1+y^2) Now multiply by…

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**RESOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE**

**What is the theme of Wordsworth’s poem, “Resolution and Independence?”**

As the title suggests, Wordsworth’s poem is centered on the subjective empowering itself. Filled with Romantic imagery, the speaker, presumably Wordsworth, is seemingly at the pitch of prosperity…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Why is public opinion important in a democracy?**

Public opinion is important in a democracy because the people are the ultimate source of power. Therefore, any governmental official has to take public opinion into account when deciding how to…

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**WOLE SOYINKA**

**Discuss the poet’s experience with the lady in the poem “Telephone Conversation” by Wole…**

The poet, or the poetic persona if not the poet’s self, is telephoning about renting a flat in England (“public hide-and-speak. / Red booth. Red pillar-box. Red double-tiered / Omnibus”) and to…

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**A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE**

**What does the title of the play stand for?A Streetcar Named Desire**

Literally, the title, A Streetcar Named Desire, refers to the streetcar Blanche rides into town on. Of course, desire plays a much larger role in the play than that. Desire is why Stella stays…

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**SHADES OF GRAY**

**Do you have material for the book Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder?**

Not yet…but stay tuned! We have them under development.

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**ANNE BRADSTREET**

**How would you best descibe the meter of the poem “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth…**

Anne Bradstreet’s “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet” is a poignant poem which testifies to her Christian faith in the eternal love of her God no matter what evil may befall…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Why is it so paramount for some executives in developing countries to have immunity? What is…**

I assume that you are talking about governmental executives as opposed to business executives. I will answer the question using this assumption. Immunity is a legal rule where some person cannot…