# How does Diamond compare China and the US?

**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**How does Diamond compare China and the US?**

The only comparison between these two countries that I can think of comes at the start of Chapter 16. In a passage there, Diamond talks about how the United States is so much more ethnically…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In To Kill a Mockingbird, discuss two of the many things that Atticus disagrees with Aunt…**

Atticus and Alexandra had a major disagreement earlier (in Chapter 14) when they argued about whether Calpurnia would be remaining in the household. (Scout overheard only a part of the conversation…

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**CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY**

**Name three characters from Cry, the Beloved Country and describe their archetypes.**

An archetype is a symbol that is representative of all human experience and is embedded in what Carl Jung calls the collective conscious, which is the shared experience of a race or culture or of…

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**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**What does the title refer to figuratively and literally?**

Literally, the title of this book refers to a temperature. At the beginning of the book, Bradbury says that this is the temperature at which the paper that books are made of can catch on fire and…

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**THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES**

**What is the significance of the Black Madonna in The Secret Life of Bees. What does she…**

Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Secret Life of Bees, tells the story of a young girl named Lily searching for answers to her violent past. With her nanny, Rosaleen, Lily follows a clue from her…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**In The Crucible, John Proctor tells Elizabeth “an everlasting funeral marches round your heart.”…**

Figurative language is a little tricky, but think of it this way–if it’s not real, it’s figurative. So, in this case, if there’s not really a funeral marching around a heart, it’s a figure of…

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**A RAISIN IN THE SUN**

**Can someone point out the themes, messages and morals of A Raisin in the Sun?**

Two of the major messages in Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun are to never let go of dreams and to recognize the importance of family. Lena Younger wants to help make her late husband’s dreams for…

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**BUSINESS**

**Explain how the following transactions would be recorded in a cash book with Cash and Bank…**

Deposit of cash into Bank: This transaction will be recorded in a cash books by crediting the cash account and debiting the bank account. Withdrawal of money from Bank for office use: This…

**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**What devastating news does Pip get about Estella while visiting Satis House?**

I think that you are asking about something that happens in Chapter 44. In that chapter, Pip is told that Estella is going to marry someone else. Worse yet, she is going to marry Bentley Drummle,…

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**THE CAY**

**I need chapter summaries for chapters 8-19 of The Cay.i need them ASAP if u culd help i culd…**

These chapters have been summarized before on eNotes. Please see the following links: Brief Summary for Each Chapter Chapters 7 and 8 Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12 Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15 Chapters 16,…

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**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**I am having touble finding literary devices in Fahrenheit 451. Any suggestions?yes i do have to…**

My best advice is to start with a couple that are really big (therefore easy) and move to a couple that are a little more obscure (hard to find). Every book has a conflict (usually more than one)….

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**MATH**

**Prove that f is continuous if f(x) = 1 for x = 1 and f(x) = ln (x)/(x-1) for any x except 1.**

To prove that f(x) is a continuous function, we have to evaluate the left limit of function, the right limit of function and the value of function if x=1. If the values of the left limit, right…

**MATH**

**Given the polynomial P = ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d calculate a, b, c, d if the reminder of division…**

P(x)/(x-1)(x+1)(x+2) gives the remainder 3. So P(x) -3 = k(x-1)(x+1)(x+2), where k is a constant. ax^3+bx^2+cx+d -3 = k(x-1)(x+1)(x+2)……….(1) ax^3+bx+^2+cx+d-3 = k(x^3+(-1+1+2)x+(-1*1…

**THE NUN’S PRIEST’S TALE**

**In The Canterbury Tales from The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, use your own words to paraphrase what…**

This interesting quote comes at the resolution of Chanticleer’s misadventure in The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, which is the twentieth tale in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. In order to…

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**HISTORY**

**What was the first political party to disintegrate over the issue of slavery?no**

You have the answer to this in the tag that you put on here — the first political party in the United States to split over the issue of slavery was the Whig Party. This party split up for good in…

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**MATH**

**Calculate the module of the complex number z+2z’=3+i.**

z+ 2z’ = 3 +i Let z = a+bi ==> z= a-bi ==> z + 2z’ = a+bi + 2(a-bi) = a+bi + 2a – 2bi = 3a – bi ==> 3a – bi = 3 +i ==> a = 1 ==> b = -1…

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**MATH**

**Given the sum : 1 + 1/2 + 1/2^2 + … + 1/2^100, prove that 2 >S >1**

S = 1 + 1/2 + 1/2^2 + …+ 1/2^100 We notice that 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 , …., 1/2^100 are parts of a geometric progression swhere r = 1/2 ==> We know that: Sn =( r^n)-1)/ (r-1) = (1-r^n)/(1-r)…

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**MATH**

**Solve in (0,360) sin 2x = 2 sin x**

sin 2x= 2 sin x We’ll apply the formula for the double angle 2x: sin 2x = 2sinx*cosx We’ll substitute sin2x by it’s expression and we’ll re-write the equation: 2 sin x cos x= 2sin x 2 sin x cos x -…

**MATH**

**Prove that 4*[(sqrt68)-8] < 1.**

We’ll consider the function f(x) = sqrt x and the interval [64,68]. To prove the given inequality, we’ll use Lagrange’s theoreme. According to Lagrange’s theoreme, for a function f(x), over the…

**GRAMMAR**

**Why is sentence #1 correct and not sentence #2? 1. Did your hear about my breaking my toe? 2….**

My indicates possession and the act of breaking your toe is possessive. You essentially own the act! It is much the same as if you were to say: “Did you here about my new car!” – You won the car,…

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**MATH**

**Prove that log 16 24*4*log 3 2 = 1 + 3*log 3 2**

(log 16 24)* 3log 3 2 = 1 + 3log 3 2 We know that: log a b = log c b/ log c a ==> log 16 24 = log 3 24/log 3 16 = log 3 (3*2^3)/ log 3 (2^4) =[…

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation (x^3 – x)^1/2 + (2x – 1)^1/2 = (x^3 + x – 1)1/2.**

To solve the equation and to eliminate the square roots, we’ll square raise both sides: [sqrt(x^3 – x) + sqrt(2x – 1)]^2= [sqrt(x^3 + x – 1)]^2 x^3 – x + 2x – 1 + 2sqrt[(x^3 – x)(2x – 1)] = x^3 + x…

**MATH**

**Determine the value of the term of the polynomial P = x^3 – 3x^2 + 3x + a for P to have multiple…**

According to the rule, a multiple root cancels the polynomial, it’s first derivative, the second derivative and so on, depending on the order of multiplicity. P'(x)=3x^2-6x+3=3(x^2-2x+1) P'(x)=0…

**MATH**

**Which is the term that doesn’t contain x from the binomial (x*x^1/3 + 1/sqrtx)^22 ?**

We’ll re-write the terms of the binomial: x*x^1/3 = x^(1+1/3) = x^4/3 1/sqrtx = x^(-1/2) The binomial will become: [x^4/3 +x^(-1/2) ]^22 The general form of any term from the expanding of the…

**THE WEDNESDAY WARS**

**In The Wednesday Wars, why do the other kids make rude remarks about Mai Thi?**

Mai Thi is subjected to rude remarks and other cruelties because the country is suffering from the effects of the War in Vietnam, and Mai Thi is a Vietnamese refugee. She is a victim of…

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**MATH**

**Solve for x : x^(1+log 2 sqrtx) = 16**

x^(1+log 2 sqrtx) = 16 x^(1+log 2 (sqrtx) = 2^4 ==> log 2 [x^(1+log 2 (sqrtx)] = log 2 2^4 ==> [1+log 2 (sqrtx)]*log 2 x] = 4*log 2 2 = 4*1= 4 ==> [1+ (1/2)log 2 x] log 2 x = 4 ==> log…

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**SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT**

**What is Gawain’s reaction when the young lady tries to seduce him?I would like to know each…**

In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain is trying to do the honorable thing–he’s fulfilling the promise he made as a young knight in King Arthur’s court a year earlier. He’s at Bertilak’s…

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**MATH**

**(log 2 x^2)^2 + log 2 x -18 = 0**

l(og 2 x^2 )^2 + log 2 x – 18 = 0 ==> (2log 2 (x))^2 + log 2 x -18 = 0 ==> 4(log 2 (x))^2 + log 2 x -18 = 0 Let us assume that y= log 2 (x) ==> 4y^2 + y – 18 = 0 ==> y1=…

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**A SEPARATE PEACE**

**How was Finny and Gene’s friendship?A Separate Peace by John Knowles**

I’m not sure what you mean by this question, but I’ll try. We see Finny and Gene’s friendship only through Gene’s eyes, so we can only speculate Finny’s feelings toward Gene on the basis of what…

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**MATH**

**determine the reminder of P/Q if P = x^2002 + 2x^2000 – 5x^5 -10x^2 + 2 and Q = (x-1)*x^2 .**

We’ll write 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 polynomialQ(x). Because the degree of Q(x) is 3, so the degree of…

**WUTHERING HEIGHTS**

**Describe Emily Bronte’s style (diction, syntax and tone) in Wuthering Heights.**

One of Bronte’s many writing talents was her particular use of language. The tone is a description of the speaker’s attitude towards his subject, and is best described by an adjective. The tone in…

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**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**In Great Expectations, why does Wemmick give advice at Walworth that contradicts what he has said…**

Wemmick lives in two separate worlds and he tells Pip that he wants to keep these worlds separated from each other. In Jaggers’ office, where he works, he is just like Jaggers. He is business-like…

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**MATH**

**Calculate a if the point A(-1,2) is on the line 2x-ay+1=0**

A(-1,2) 2x – ay + 1= 0 Since the point A is on the line , then A shoulde verify the equation of the line such that: 2xA – ayA + 1 = 0 2(-1) – a(2) + 1 = 0 -2 -2a + 1 = 0 ==> 2a = -1 ==> a = -1/2

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**MATH**

**Verify if arcsinx + arccosx = pi/2 if -1 < x < 1**

arcsin x + arccosx = pi/2 if -1<x<1 Let f(x) = arcsinx + arccosx If f(x) = 1 , then it is a constant , then f'(x) should be 0: f'(x) = (arcsinx + arccosx)’ = 1/sqrt(1-x^2)…

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**MATH**

**Given the expression e^x + x^3 – x^2 + x prove that the derivative of te expression is positive.**

f(x) = e^x + x^3 -x^2 + x f'(x) = e^x + 3x^2 -2x + 1 Let us add and subtract x^2 ==> f'(x) = e^x + 3x^2 + x^2 -2x +1 – x^2 ==> f'(x) = e^x + 2x^2 + (x-1)^2 Then: e^x >0 2x^2>0…

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**MATH**

**Determine the slope and y intercept for d1: -2x+3y+1=0 d2: 2x-3y+1=0**

d1: -2x + 3y + 1 = 0 d2: 2x – 3y +1 = 0 For d1: d1: -2x + 3y +1 = 0 ==> y = (2/3)x + 1/2 Then the slope is m = 2/3The y-intercept is where the function intersect with y-axis, then x should be…

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**MATH**

**Determine the polynomial P=x^7+a*x^5+b*x^3+3 if P'(1)=0 !**

P = x^7 + ax^5 + bx^3 + 3 p'(1) ==> P(1) = 0 ==> P(1) = 1 + a + b + 3 =0 ==> a+b+4 = 0 ……..(1) ==> p'(x) = 7x^6 + 5ax^4 + 3bx^2 ==> p'(1) = 7+5a + 3b = 0 ==> 5a+3b + 7 =…

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation ( 2^x – 1 )*[log 2 (2x)] = 0**

(2^x) – 1) *log 2 (2x) = 0 since we have a product of two functions. the: (2^x – 1) = 0 ==>: 2^x = 1 ==> x= 0 (impossible because the function is not defined for x=0) OR: log 2 (2x) = 0…

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**FRANKENSTEIN**

**Describe the author’s style, and give an example that demonstrates the style.**

This is an epistolary novel, which means the story is told in the form of letters. An objective narrator, Walton, writes letters to his sister Margaret and in these letters, he tells the story…

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**MATH**

**Solve for x, f'(x)=0 if f(x)=x/(x^2+1).**

f(x) = x/(x^2 + 1) To calculate the dericative, first, let us rewrite f(x): f(x) = u/v such that: u= x ==> u’= 1 v= x^2 + 1 ==> v’= 2x Now by dfinition: f'(x) = (u’v-uv’)/v^2 =…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**What are some examples of nature possessing qualities typically associated with people in The…**

I think one of the ways this question can be answered is by looking at descriptions and comparisons of Pearl to sunshine. It seems that wherever Pearl goes, the sunshine follows her – even though…

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**SCIENCE**

**Water in a elec. kettle is connected to 220V supply took 5min to reach its b.p.How long would it…**

To boil water we need to provide energy which is done by using the electric kettle. Now power= voltage^2/R, where R is the resistance of the coil in the kettle. This remains constant. The energy…

**THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK**

**Summarize Chapter 6 (“Of the Training of Black Men”) in The Souls of Black Folk.**

The chapter advocates the importance of higher education of African Americans not only for themselves but for American civilization as a whole. DuBois claims that African American college graduates…

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**MATH**

**A man is employed to count to RS.10710.He counts @180/- per min for 1/2 hrAfter this he counts…**

The man counts 180 per minute for 1/2 hr. or 30 minutes. Therefore he counts till 5400. The amount left is 5310. From the 31st minutes he counts 3 less every minute than he did in the previous….

**BUSINESS**

**What is the purpose of national income measurement? Explain the difficulties of national income…**

National income is typically measured using such statistics as Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The purpose of such measurements is, more or less, to know how big a country’s economy is. This is…

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**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**In Chapter 43-44, what dangers do Herbert and Pip realize Magwitch is in?Is there proof?**

In chapter 43, Pip has just heard Provis’ story. Provis, of course, is Magwitch, Pip’s erstwhile convict and current benefactor. Pip has nicknamed him Provis to protect his identity. Pip and…

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**THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE**

**Comment on the Muriel Sparks’ handling of time in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.**

Although the novel follows chronological time (beginning in 1930), Spark makes use of all three time periods – past, present and future — to tell her story. There are many flashbacks and…

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**HAMLET**

**What are the key Elizabethan ideas we need to know in order to understand Hamlet?The importance…**

There is an Elizabethan idea that you don’t mention which is quite central to the plot of Hamlet — revenge, or more specifically, a Revenge Tragedy. Revenge was quite a popular play topic, and…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**What is negligent homicide?apply to drunk driving**

Negligent homicide is the criminality committed when ones negligent actions are the direct and proximate cause of an others death. The negligent actions of the defendant must have directly caused…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**Why does Romeo feel ashamed after killing Tybalt?**

I don’t know that he really does feel guilty. But if he does, it is because he knows that he has hurt Juliet by killing someone who is her close relative. Right after Romeo kills Tybalt, he…