# Explain what Emerson means by “envy is ignorance.”

**SELF-RELIANCE**

**Explain what Emerson means by “envy is ignorance.”**

In order to understand this line, let us look at a bit more of the essay — “your” line and a part that comes after it. Emerson says that a man has to know that envy is ignorance; that imitation…

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**SCIENCE**

The thymus gland is located in the thoracic cavity in the mediastinum. In infants it may be closer to the thyroid gland in the anterior neck. The gland is part of the immunologic system, this…

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**MATH**

**find the area of the triangle whose sides 7, 7, 10**

Let ABc be a triangle where: AB = 7 AC = 7 BC = 10 Let D be a midpoint of BC such that AD is perpendicular to BC ==> BD = CD = 10/2 = 5 ==> AD^2 = AB^2 – BD^2 ==> AD^2 = 7^2 – 5^2 = 49…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Of all the sectors we came across why should one focus on employment & GDP? Could there be other…**

It would be easier to answer this question if you told us something about what other “sectors” you have looked at in the course that you are taking. It would also be good to know what the purpose…

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**MATH**

ln e^3 + ln 6x = 6 We know that ln e^a = alne = a ==> ln e^3 + ln 6x =6 ==> 3ln e + ln 6x = 6 ==> 3 + ln 6x =6 ==> ln 6x = 3 ==> 6x = e^3 ==> x = e^3 /6

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**MATH**

I am assuming that you need to solve for x? l 2x + 3 l < 6 That means: (2x+3) < 6 -(2x+3) < 6 ==> 2x + 3 > -6 ==> -6 < 2x+3 < 6 subtract 3 from all sides: ==> -9…

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**MATH**

**(x^2 -x + 1)/(x^2 -5) find the domain**

Let f(x)=(x^2 -x + 1)/(x^2 -5) We need to find the domain. The domain is all x values such that f(x) is defined. We notice that the function f(x) is a ratio. Then f(x) is not defined if the…

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**MATH**

log 2x – log 5 = 1 We know that loga – logb = log (a/b) ==>log 2x – log 5 = 1 ==> log (2x/5) = 1 Now we know that log10 = 1 ==> log (2x/5) = log 10 ==> 2x/5 = 10 ==> 2x = 50 ==>…

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**MATH**

**simplify: 2x/(x-1) + 5/x – 3x/(x+1)**

2x/(x-1) + 5/x – 3x/(x+1) First we will find the common denomenator: x(x-1)(x+1)= x(x^2 -1) ==>[ 2x(x)(x+1) + 5(x^1 -1) -3x(x)(x-1)]/x(x^2 -1) = [2x^3 + 2x^2 + 5x^2 -5 -3x^3 + 3x^2]/x(x^2 -1) =…

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**THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY**

**World’s Fair today?At one time, the World’s Fair was an exhibition of all things new and creative…**

It’s really too bad. I saw the World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington in 1974, Vancouver, B.C. in 1987 and then again in Seville, Spain in 1991, not because I was going there for the fairs, but…

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**CINEMA**

**What is the mood for the movie The Freedom Writers?I am having trouble with this because the…**

I would say that much of the film contains the tone of empowerment. This is driven home in many of the situations. The fact that the students learn to trust Erin and end up graduating and going…

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**SCIENCE**

**When is it nessessary to do CPR with chest compressions and without?Or is it nessessary to do…**

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is done when a person (typically) has collapsed or is clearly in an emergency situation and the first-responder cannot detect a heartbeat. The purpose of CPR is…

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**HEALTH ISSUES**

**Would a person with frequent sinus and upper respiratory problems have a greater chance of…**

It depends, why does the person have sinusitis? Why do they have respiratory problems? If they have the above illnesses and if they are only due to say allergies or a deviated nasal septum for…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**Symbols in The Crucible?I know that the whole play is a symbol for the McCarthy “witch hunts”,…**

Well, let’s start with the title. A crucible is “a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures” or “a severe, searching test or trial” (according…

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**SAINT MAYBE**

**How did gossip play a role in the downfall of the Bedloe family. Was Danny’s accident Ian’s fault?**

Gossip doesn’t cause the downfall of the Bedloe family, but it does lead to Ian’s fatal accident. Danny takes sole responsibility in this and later in Lucy’s death. Danny copes with his guilt…

**ESSAY LAB**

**Are there differences between the way men and women get work done in the work place?how do…**

There are a number of differences in the way that men and women work in general, so there are a variety of ways that you could approach the essay. You might discuss after doing some research the…

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**THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON**

**What are two major conflicts developed throughout The Face on the Milk Carton?**

In the book The Face on the Milk Carton Janie discovers that she has been kidnapped when she sees her picture on a milk carton at school. She lives next door to a high school student who she has a…

**SCIENCE**

**What causes a person that is malnourished to have what seems like a bloated abdomen?**

It is confusing to many people to see pictures of starving people with what look like swollen or bloated bellies, so it is a common question. But one of the first symptoms of malnutrition or…

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**A ROSE FOR EMILY**

**In the story “A Rose of Emily” by Faulkner, compare Homer Barron to the character of Emily’s father.**

It would be difficult to find similarities between the two men, other than their involvement in Emily’s life, but the differences are sharp and significant. Emily’s father was selfish and…

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**CINEMA**

**Discuss how elements of artistic compostion are used in the film The Freedom Writers.In…**

I would say that one of the most dominant elements present is the composition of literature. I cannot recall a film where the act of student writing played such an important role. The idea of…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Would you combine all Military agencies? Why? Would you completely restructure all agencies?Would…**

Interesting idea. I don’t know that I would go so far as to combine all of them, but some restructuring might be helpful. One of the things that needs to be carefully defined is the actual…

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**BRAVE NEW WORLD**

**From Chapter 6 of Brave New World, support the assertion that Bernard’s protest is more talk than…**

When Lenina is out with Bernard, he objects to playing Electromagnetic Golf at St. Andrew’s, he wants to be alone with her rather than at the wrestling championship, and he wishes to contemplate…

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**CINEMA**

**What film techniques, in terms of media or style, are used in the film “The Freedom Writers” to…**

I am not a film major, but as a teacher of literature, I am drawn to the number of different stories in this film. The director has taken a classroom of students, all suffering from tragedies of…

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**Which characters from The Great Gatsby can fit the description of flat, round, static, foil,…**

I think the flat role would really fit Tom pretty well. He is basically in there to be a boorish, nasty, racist bastard with tons of money. You don’t get a more thorough look at him. As a…

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**LITERATURE**

**What were time factors that promoted the rise of the novel in the 18th century?plz ans me**

The reasons behind the rise of the novel in the 18th century are mostly embedded in the contemporary socio-political reality. The first and most obvious reason is the formation of a specific…

**SCIENCE**

**All are allergic reactions the same?**

The cellular and biochemical processes are the same for all allergic reactions but they vary in severity. When the body is exposed to an allergen (antigen) the leukocytes form antibodies specific…

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**A RED, RED ROSE**

**Identify the type of stanza used by Robert Burns in “A Red, Red Rose.” Is it a standard habbie,…**

Robert Burns poem, “A Red, Red Rose” is written in (b) the ballad stanza. This stanza is a quatrain, in a form that consists of four and three-stress lines. And, usually, only the second and…

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**ONCE UPON A TIME**

**In “Once Upon a Time,” what led the parents to consult the security company?**

I would say that fear is the major factor behind the family consulting the security company. In the end, the family is so afraid of the threats from the outside world that they genuinely believe…

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**LITERATURE**

**what is the relation betwene sience and science fiction in building a colored literature ?**

I admit that I do not understand your question all that well. I think what you want to know is the way the science-fiction genre contributes to the making of coloured literature. Simply put, what…

**THE BRONZE BOW**

**How can you relate to Daniel’s experiences?**

Growing up in the United States during the time that I did, I cannot relate to Daniel’s experiences. I don’t imagine too many people in this country could. Others who grew up in an oppressed or…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**How old do you have to be to work in Israel?**

Israel guarantees the right for all of its citizens to work at the profession, trade or occupation of their choice. Israel’s labor law “discourages” the employment of children under the age of 15….

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**VIRGINIA WOOLF**

**Of what is the Angel of the House a symbol? Why was it necessary for Woolfto kill her? from…**

the angel in the house was a symbol of the ideals that women were to live up to at that time. Being a housewive, taking care of their husbands and children. They were to be the angels of the house….

**ESSAY LAB**

**What is the most important theme of Macbeth? Help w/ a thesis stmt? Include what is Shakespeare’s…**

Well, the beauty of writing an essay is that you get to write what you think, as long as you can support your view or position from the text. So, it seems to me the first thing you need to do with…

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**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**In chapter 28, why does Miss Havisham enjoy ridiculing Pip?Great Expectations by Charles Dickens**

Mrs Havisham has heart turned to stone after she was jilted on her wedding day. She is unable to feel until she begins to seek a cruel pleasure in watching Estella torment Pip as his feelings for…

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**ARISTOTLE**

**What are Aristotle’s views on reality?**

One problem with trying to understand Aristotle’s theory of “reality” is that the modern term does not necessarily correspond to any specific concept or word found in Aristotle. In fact, the…

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**SCORPIONS**

Setting is the place the protagonist or the antagonist is. Such as earth, more specific would be a house. Settings can be anywhere such as on the moon to in a volcano.

**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**I need some indirect characterization quotes from The Merchant of Venice for appearance and inner…**

As an actor, there are several ways of discovering character. First, what does the playwright directly tell you. For example, “enter Shylock, a middle aged, Jewish…” (Shakespeare does not do…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What are party platforms, and what are they used for?**

Party platforms are something that no longer mean what they used to. The party platform is a statement of what the political party believes. This is supposed to serve to guide people in the…

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**SCIENCE**

**What are signs of testicular cancer? Can it be noticed and prevented?**

There are very few signs of testicular cancer besides the actual discovery of a lump in one of the testes or in the scrotum itself. Self-screening is important and recommended for mature men but…

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**DISGRACE**

**What is the signficance of Lord Byron?David Lurie seems to admire the poet Byron but for what…**

I think that Byron is a significant inclusion in Coetzee’s work. One might be able to take it from political and literary points of view. If we examine Byron from a literary point of view,…

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**ARISTOTLE**

**What are Aristotle’s key contributions to Metaphysics?**

Aristotle is considered one of the most important contributors to metaphysics and his work on the topic, oddly enough titled “metaphysics” is still considered perhaps the most important work on the…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What implications can black and white twin sisters in Queensland have for…**

I’m not exactly sure what this question means, but it seems to me there are several explanations for twins being different colors (races). These explanations have implications, as well. Perhaps…

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**MATH**

**Which is the set of solutions of the equation (3x + 2)/2sqrt2 =-4sqrt2 ?**

(3X+2)/2sqrt2 = -4sqrt2 Cross multiply: ==> 3x+2 = 2sqrt2(-4sqrt2) ==> 3x + 2 = 2*-4*2 ==> 3x + 2= -16 Subtract 2 : ==> 3x = -18 ==> x= -18/3 = -6

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**MATH**

**Which are the points from plane xoy for the relation x^2 – y^2 = x-y, to be true ?**

x^2 – y^2 = x-y ==> x^2 – y^2 -x + y = 0 But x^2 – y^2 = (x-y)(x+y ==> (x-y)(x+y) -(x-y) = 0 Now take (x-y) as a common factor: ==> (x-y)[(x+y)-1]= 0 ==> (x-y)(x+y-1) =0 ==> x+ y -1=…

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**MATH**

**If a+b+c = 0, prove that ab + bc + ca <= 0**

a+ b+ c = 0 Let us sqaure : (a+ b+ c)^2 = 0 ==> a^2 + b^2 + c^2 + 2(ab + ac + bc)=0 We know that: a^2 + b^2 + c^2 is always positive: ==> 2(ab+ac+bc) should be < 0 in order for the…

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**MATH**

**Simplify the product (x+1/x)(x^2+1/x^2)(x^4+1/x^4)(x^8+1/x^8)**

(x+1/x)(x^2 + 1/x^2/(x^4 + 1/x^4)(x^8+1/x^8) ==> Let us multiply and divide by x -1/x ==>[ (x-1/x)(x+1/x)(x^2 +1/x^2)(x^4 + 1/x^4)(x^8+ 1/x^8)]/(x1/x)] =( x^2 -1/x^2)(x^2 + 1/x^2 )(x^4+…

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**MATH**

**Having the numbers a = 2 + sqrt3 and b = 2 – sqrt3, find out their arithmetical mean and…**

a= 2+ sqrt3 b= 2-sqrt3 The arthimitical mean = (a+b)/2 =( 2+sqrt3 +2-sqrt3 )/2 = 4/2=2 The geaometrical means = sqrt(a*b)…

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**MATH**

**Prove that the expression is an integer number sqrt(10+4sqrt6) – sqrt(10-4sqrt6)**

sqrt(10 + 4sqrt6) -sqrt(10-4sqrt6) Let us rewrite: 10 + 4sqrt6 = (2+ sqrt6)^2 10 -4sqrt6 = (2 -sqrt6)^2 sqrt(10+4sqrt6)-sqrt(10-4sqrt6)= sqrt(2+sqrt6)^2 – sqrt(2-sqrt6)^2…

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**MATH**

**What is the value for the ratio (a^2 + 2b^2)/ab if the value of the ratio a/b = 2sqrt3**

a/b = 2sqrt3 {a^2 +2b^2)/ab = ? Let us start from a/b= 2sqrt3 ==> a= 2bsqrt3 ==> a^2 = 4*3*b^2 ==> a^2 = 12b^2 ==> (a^2 + 2b^2)/ab = 12b^2 + 2b^2 / (2bsqrt3)*b…

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**MATH**

**What is the value for the biggest angle in the triangle ABC which has the side lenghts 10, 24,…**

If we’ll calculate, according to Pythagorean theorem: 10^2 + 24^2 = 26^2, it is true The triangle that has these lengths of sides is right triangle. A right triangle is inscribed in a semicircle,…