# How did Robert Mugabe come to power?

**SELF-RELIANCE**

**Rewrite the paragraph below for an audience of your peers. Try to follow the original meaning as…**

Emerson’s quote and ideas have much in way of modern relevance. I am not sure that anyone can or should rewrite it for you. Yet, I think that some basic starting points can be given. “Trusting in…

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**HISTORY**

**How did Robert Mugabe come to power?**

Essentially, Robert Mugabe came to hold the amount of power he now has through the corrupt use of political power. Mugabe first came to power through democratic means, but he then used the power…

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**MACBETH**

**According to Macbeth, why does he himself not kill Banquo? What does Macbeth tell the murderers…**

This scene occurs at the beginning of Act III. (If you need the text of the play, eNotes has it available in a highly accessible form, with helpful annotation.) Macbeth cleverly convinces the…

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**ECONOMICS**

**This is related to economics and from concepts of short run and long run?My question is how…**

Businesses are in business to make a profit. Therefore if a business faces a choice on production alternatives it will choose the one it thinks will yield the greatest profit. To maximize profit…

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**THE WEALTH OF NATIONS**

**What general message is set forth in Adam Smith’s book, The Wealth of Nations?**

The major point of this book is that government should stay out of economics for the most part. The book argues that there is an “invisible hand” that will lead to a strong economy if the…

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**THE BEAN TREES**

**Please explain the symbolism found in the following quote from The Bean Trees: “He told me that…**

In order to best understand the quote that you have given us, you need to think about the overall themes of this work and about the passage that comes just before the part that you quote. First of…

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**MATH**

**f(x) = 5x+7/ 2x-1, find f-1(x)**

We have the function f(x) = (5x+7)/ (2x-1) let y = f(x) = (5x+7)/ (2x-1) => (2x – 1)y = 5x + 7 => 2xy – y = 5x + 7 => 2xy – 5x = y + 7 => x( 2y – 5) = ( y + 7) => x = (y+7)/(2y – 5)…

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**MATH**

**Let f(x) = 2x-7 and g(x) = sqrt (2x) -1. Find (fog)(x)**

We have the functions f(x) = 2x-7 and g(x) = sqrt (2x) – 1. We have to find fog(x). fog(x) = f(g(x)) => f( sqrt 2x – 1) => 2*(sqrt 2x – 1) – 7 => 2* sqrt 2x – 2 – 7 => 2* sqrt 2x – 9…

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**MATH**

**A number that can be written as a*4^3*6^2*13^11, has 11^2 and 3^3 as factors. What is the…**

We have a number that can be expressed in terms of factors as a*4^3*6^2*13^11. The number given, needs to have 11^2 and 3^3 as factors. Now, in a*4^3*6^2*13^11 we see there is no factor of 11. 6^2…

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**MATH**

**I need a practical example of inverse functions and their use.**

A practical example of an inverse function could be the following. A particle travels at a varying speed which is given by v(t) = 3t + 6, where t is the time travelled by the particle. Now if we…

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**MATH**

**What is the length of the platform in meters in the following case?A train traveling at 140 km/h…**

In the problem, the train is travelling at 140 km/h. It crosses the man which can be taken as a single point in 2 seconds and it requires 8 seconds to cross the platform. The extra 6 seconds are…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Any help appreciated and thanks in advance.Hi, I had read over internet some of best book “how…**

It’s difficult to understand for what purpose you are needing to change this book information. It seems as if you are writing some sort of academic paper, I highly encourage you to first check out…

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**ARISTOTLE**

**Explain the role of hamartia and catharsis in tragedy**

According to Wikipedia.com, hamartia is a term that was developed by Aristotle and: …can simply be seen as a character’s flaw or error…hamartia is the tragic flaw of the protagonist in a…

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**MATH**

**How many different four letter words with the 1st letter M and the last letter S can be formed…**

We are given the word MATHEMATICS. The 4 letter words that we have to create have to start with M and end with S. Now, for the letters at the 2nd and the 3rd place, we have 2 As, 2 Ts, H, E, M I…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**How have womens’ roles evolved over the centuries?How have womens’ roles evolved over the centuries?**

I think that this is a wide enough scope to only begin the discussion here on enotes. When examining “centuries” as part of anything, the scope becomes so large and expansive that it becomes a…

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**THE CATCHER IN THE RYE**

**Why does Holden think it spoils a conversation if someone asks what religion he is?no**

This question has been previously asked answered. Please see the link below, and thank you for using eNotes!

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**MACBETH**

**What are some examples of personfication in Shakespeare’s Macbeth?**

There are several examples of “personification” in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. First of all, personification is a literary device whereby the author, for the sake of providing a more impactful image,…

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**MATH**

**What is the common point of the line AB and the first bisector if A(2,2) and B(1,3)?**

We’ll have to determine the intercepting point of the line AB and the line that represents the first bisectrix. For this reason, we’ll have to solve the system formed from the equations of the line…

**MATH**

**Evaluate the limit of the fraction f(n+1)/f(n) if n–>infinite and f(x)= x^3+3x+2.**

To evaluate the limit of the fraction f(n+1)/f(n) if n–>infinite and f(x)= x^3+3x+2. f(x) = x^3+3x+2. Therefore f(n+1)/f(n) = {(n+1)^3+3(n+1)+2}/(n^3+3n+2). f(n+1)/f(n) =…

**MATH**

**The angle of elevation of the top of a tree from a point 50 feet from it’s base is 30 degrees ….**

The angle of elevation from a point 50 feet from the base of the tree to the top of the tree is 30 degrees. Now tan 30 = height of tree/ distance of the point from the base => tan 30 = H / 50…

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**MATH**

**Prove the following identity 1-2sin^2a=cos^4a-sin^4a.**

We have to prove that 1 – 2(sin a)^2 = (cos a)^4 – (sin a)^4. We know that (sin a)^2 + (cos a)^2 = 1 (cos a)^4 – (sin a)^4 => [(cos a)^2 – (sin a)^2][(cos a)^2 + (sin a)^2] => [(cos a)^2…

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**GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS**

**Write at least one original kenning for each of the following nouns: poet, dagger, ship, stars,…**

A kenning is a descriptive phrase that is used in place of a standard noun. Many kennings are compound phrases: wound-tool in place of sword. Others use possesive phrases: wave’s horse in place…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In Chapter 17 of To Kill a Mockingbird, why does Atticus keep asking Heck Tate to repeat what he…**

Heck Tate’s courtroom testimony occurs in Chapter 17 of the novel. After the prosecutor has finished questioning Sheriff Tate, Atticus asks Heck Tate several times if a doctor was called to the…

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**MATH**

**If tan x = a/(a+1) and tan y = 1/(2a+1) prove that x+y=pi/4.**

If tan x = a/(a+1) and tan y = 1/(2a+1) prove that x+y=pi/4. tanx = a/(a+1). tany = 1/(2a+1). We know that tan (x+y) = (tanx+tany)/(1-tanx*tany) is an identity. => tan(x+y) = {a/(a+1)…

**MATH**

**The height of a triangle is twice it’s base and the area is 576 square inches . What is the…**

The area of a triangle is given as (1/2)*base*height. Now in the given triangle, the height is twice the base and the area is 576 => (1/2)* base*2*base = 576 => base^2 = 576 => base = 24…

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**MATH**

**A tin can’s diameter is 5 inches and it’s height is two more than three times the diameter . Find…**

Given that the diameter is 5 in. The height = two more that 3 times the diameter. ==> h = 2 + 3*d = 2+ 3*5 = 2 + 15 = 17 Then the height = 17 in. Now we need to find the volume. We know that the…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**Why is scene v of Act I of Romeo and Juliet an effective piece of drama in regard to action and…**

In scene v of Act I, the Capulet’s host a ball. A great deal of time is elapsed in a very little space. Shakespeare jumps from the servants finishing the setting up to Lord Capulet greeting and…

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**MATH**

**What is the natural number n if C(2n-3,2)=3?**

What is the natural number n if C(2n-3,2) = 3. We know that C(2n-3 , 2) = (2n-3)!/{(2n-3 – 2)!*2!} = 3C(2n-3) = (2n-3)!/(2n-5)!*2! = 3 C(2n-3 , 2) = (2n-3)(2n-4)(2n-5)!/(2n-5)!*2 = 3 =>…

**HISTORY**

**Why were Africans successful in gaining independence from colonial rule?**

In general, Africans were successful in gaining independence from colonial rule because the time had come. The time when world opinion would accept colonization had gone by the 1960s and so the…

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**MATH**

**A square is inscribed in a circle, side of the square is 2*squareroot2. What is the circumference…**

Given that the side of the square is 2sqrt2. Then, we know that the diagonal pf the square is the diagonal of the circle. Let us calculate. The diagonal = sqrt(side^2 + side^2)…

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**How is the death of romance in The Great Gatsby portrayed?**

The Great Gatsby is a sophisticated, serious work of fiction. It deals with realities of human existence. Fairy tales and wishes and dreams don’t usually come true: in reality or in serious…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**What did you learn about Afghanistan from reading The Kite Runner?I know it’s impossible to…**

Afghanistan is probably on the short list of “saddest modern historical development.” That’s what I learned from the book. Part of what makes the book so powerful is that the ravaged nature of…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**What did you learn about life from reading The Kite Runner?I know it’s impossible to answer my…**

I think that the aspect of identity revealed through the work is probably what resonates the most. Amir leave Afghanistan and lives in America, and seemingly, exists devoid of his past. Yet,…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**2)Who is your favourite character?why? I know it’s impossible to answer my question as in ‘me’ so…**

I suppose that Amir would be my favorite character. I mean, it’s sort of the automatic choice since he’s the protagonist, but he’s the most interesting character. I like how he has to struggle…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**Explain if you liked or disliked The Kite Runner.I know it’s impossible to answer my question as…**

I did like it. I think that it was difficult for me not to like it. In my mind, the book was able to walk that fine line between showing pain and anguish that is a part of consciousness, but also…

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**HISTORY**

**What challenges did Africans face when they gained independence from colonial rule?**

When African countries won their independence from European colonizers, they faced many challenges. Here are some major types of challenges they faced: Multi-ethnic states that had no logic to…

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**BUSINESS**

**How relevant is fulfilling social responsibilities and ethics for a business?How relevant is…**

Business firms in today’s world have to tread a very careful path. The primary objective of a business has always been to make the most profit for its shareholders; but now they are also expected…

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**MATH**

**What is f'(0) if f(x)=1/(x-1)(x-2)?**

Given that: f(x) = 1/(x-1)(x-2) We need to find f'(0) First we need to find the first derivative f'(x). Let f(x) = 1/(x-1) *(1/(x-2) = u*v such that: u = 1/(x-1) ==> u’ = -1/(x-1)^2 v= 1/(x-2)…

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**JOHN KEATS**

**Is the theme of Keasts’ “On the Grasshopper and Cricket” the cycle of life and how to spend it?**

The theme of Keats’ sonnet “On the Grasshopper and Cricket” must be derived from textual evidence. Three things point to the theme. The first is the title in which Keats introduces specifically…

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**CINEMA**

**What is the group dynamic in The Breakfast Club?**

There are some interesting elements regarding group dynamics in Hughes’ film. On one hand, there is no distinct leader because the exposition reveals all of the characters are from different…

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**MATH**

**If the polynomial f=x^4+x^2+1 is divided by g=x^2+2x+3 what is the reminder of division ?**

Given the polynomial f(x) = x^4 + x^2 + 1 Divided by g(x) = x^2 + 2x + 3. We need to find the remainder. First we will divide and determine the quotient. ==> f(x) = g(x)*P(x) + R where R is the…

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**THE OUTSIDERS**

**With evidence from the text , explain why the novel is titled The Outsiders?answer in paragraph…**

This question has already been asked and answered. Please refer to the link below to review the answer. http://www.enotes.com/outsiders/q-and-a/why-title-book-quot-outsiders-quot-24395

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**MATH**

**Given the equation x^2-3x+1=0 prove that the sum of the squares of the roots is a natural number.**

We have the equation x^2-3x+1=0 x^2 – 3x + 1 = 0 x1 = [-b + sqrt ( b^2 – 4ac)]/2a => [ 3 + sqrt(9 – 4)]/2 => 3/2 + sqrt 5/2 x2 = 3/2 – sqrt 5/2 The sum of the square of these roots is: (3/2 +…

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**MATH**

**Solve for x: lg(8x+9) + lgx = 1 + lg(x^2 – 1)**

We have to solve lg(8x+9) + lgx = 1 + lg(x^2 – 1) for x. Now, we use the relation that lg a + lg b = lg(a*b) lg(8x+9) + lgx = 1 + lg(x^2 – 1) => lg [( 8x + 9)*x] = 1 + lg ( x^2 – 1) => lg […

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**THE CIDER HOUSE RULES**

**In The Cider House Rules explain the significance of the moments of courage that present…**

I would say that the search for courage might rest with Homer. I think that a case could also be made for Dr. Larch, but Homer embodies courage in a couple of ways. Homer’s desire for freedom and…

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**MATH**

**What are the roots of the quadratic equation if the sum is 5 and the product is 6 ?**

We have the sum of the roots of the quadratic equation as 5 and the product of the roots as 6. Let the roots be A and B. Here we don’t need to consider the quadratic equation. We can find A and B…

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**In Chapter VIII of The Great Gatsby, to what does Nick attribute his restless night of sleep?**

Chapter VIII begins with this passage: I couldn’t sleep all night; a fog-horn was groaning incessantly on the Sound, and I tossed half sick between grotesque reality and savage frightening dreams….

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**In The Great Gatsby, to whom does Myrtle believe Jordan is married?so i was absent and missed…**

Myrtle mistakenly believes that Jordan is married to Tom Buchanan. Since Jordan is young, beautiful, and rich, Myrtle feels threatened by this woman she considers to be a rival for Tom’s affections.

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**HISTORY**

**What improvements in the 18th century contributed to the decline of famine?**

Since famine is what happens when there is not enough food for all the people, the best way to stop having famines is to grow more food. This is exactly what happened in the 18th century — the…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**What is a life-lesson learned from The Kite Runner?**

Probably the most important lesson from the book is that there is no wrong time to speak up. Amir’s entire life is defined by his lack of action in protecting Hassan, even though he understands…