How much does your life depend on what is occurring in other countries?I know that what occurs in…

# How much does your life depend on what is occurring in other countries?I know that what occurs in…

• MATH

Solve for the unknown? 243^(x-3)=9^x

We have to find x given 243^(x-3) = 9^x Here we use logarithms to accomplish the same. 243^(x-3) = 9^x Take the log to the base 3 of both the sides log (3) [ 243^(x-3)] = log (3) [9^x] Now log a^b…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

How much does your life depend on what is occurring in other countries?I know that what occurs in…

Here are a few examples from my life: In the past year or so, economic crises in places like Greece and Portugal have affected my confidence. This is because their financial problems have affected…

• PHILOSOPHY

DISCUSS PHILOSOPHY AND ITS FOUR MAIN BRANCHCES

In a cursory search, I found that there is no set idea of how many branches there are. I’ve seen anywhere from 4 to 16 branches. But among the most common are: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Logic…

• MATH

Solve the radical equation x=square root (9x+36)

First, we’ll have to impose the constraint of existence of the square root: 9x+36 >= 0 We’ll subtract 36: 9x >= -36 We’ll divide by 9: x >= -4 The range of admissible values for x is: [-4…

• MATH

Given that f(x)=-14x^2+14x-11 and g(x)=13x^2+13x+12, what is f(6)/g(6)

To determine the quotient f(6)/g(6), we’ll have to compute f(6) and g(6). We’ll determine f(6) first, substituting x by 6 in the expression of f(x): f(6) = -14*6^2+14*6-11 f(6) = 504 + 84 – 11 f(6)…

• MATH

Find f(f(4)) if f(x)=14x+13.

To determine f(f(4)), first we’ll have to determine the expression of f(f(x)). For this reason, we’ll have to apply the rule of composition of 2 functions. (fof)(x) = f(f(x)) We’ll substitute x by…

• MATH

Solve the system by using any method. x=53/11-16y/11 x+4y=43

We have to solve for x and y give the equations: x = 53/11 – 16y/11 …(1) x + 4y = 43…(2) From (1) , we get => x = 53/11 – 16y/11 => 11 x = 53 – 16y => 11 x + 16y = 53 Subtract 4*(2)…

• MATH

State whether the lines are parallel, perpendicular or neither. 4x+5y=198 5x-4y=145

To verify if the given lines are parallel, perpendicular or neither, we’ll have to put them first, in the point slope form: y = mx + n We’ll start with the first equation: 4x+5y=198 We’ll keep 5y…

• THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

How should readers view Tom Sawyer for his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech in The…

Tom Sawyer is Mark Twain’s quintessential Romantic. Twain took almost every available opportunity to satirize Romanticism and its proponents in his works, and his creation of Tom is evidence of…

• MATH

Given 2-sec4x=0, what is x ?

We’ll subtract 2 both sides: -sec 4x = -2 We’ll multiply by -1: sec 4x = 2 We’ll use the trigonometric identity: sec 4x = 1/cos 4x We’ll re-write the equation: 1/cos 4x = 2 We’ll put 4y = t 1/ cos…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What do you think is the significance of the island in Lord of the Flies?What is the significance…

As in most any story, the setting plays a role that contributes to the overall message. Golding uses this tropical setting to mirror previous works (see link below and look under setting) that…

• MATH

Find the inverse of f(x)=5tan(3x+4)

We’ll determine the inverse function. We’ll put f(x) = y. y = 5tan(3x+4) First, we’ll interchange x and y: x = 5tan(3y+4) We’ll divide by 5: x/5 = tan(3y+4) 3y + 4 = arctan (x/5) We’ll subtract 4…

Explain the terms ‘ Attitudes and Values’

An attitude is a hypothetical construct that represents an individual’s degree of like or dislike for an item. Attitudes are generally positive or negative views of a person, place, thing, or…

• MATH

Determine whether the function f(x)=(2x-5)/(7x+4) has an inverse and , if so , find the inverse.

To verify if the function has an inverse, we’ll have to check if the function is one to one. There are at least 2 ways to determine if a function is one to one. One of them is to graph the function…

• MATH

Write f(x) = 3sin(x^2-9) as a composition of 2 functions?

We’ll write the rule of the composition of 2 functions: (fog)(x) = f(g(x)) We’ll consider a function u(v) = 3 sin v and another function v(x) = x^2 – 9. We’ll apply the rule of the composition:…

• BRAVE NEW WORLD

Who are the main characters in Brave New World?

The main characters are Bernard Marx, Lenina Crowne, John the Savage, the Controller Mustapha Mond, and Linda. Other than John, all of these characters are test tube babies in a futuristic world….

• MATH

How to find domain of function f(x)=(x-2)/(x^2-4)?

To determine the domain of the given function, we’ll have to solve for x that makes the denominator zero. x^2 – 4 = 0 We notice that the denominator is a difference of squares: (x – 2)(x + 2) = 0…

• HISTORY

In what ways did the Cold War affect American society between 1945 and 1970. Hello =) For…

I have a couple of suggestions. The prompt asks for the effects of the Cold War on society, that is, the social effects on Americans from that long running conflict, so you may want to concentrate…

EconomicsWhat are the effects of international trade on employment and economic growth?

According to economists, the long term effects of international trade are all positive. Economists say that trade will lead to each country producing things in which it has a comparative advantage….

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the significance of the theme of civilization in Lord of the Flies?How is it important,…

The theme of civilization, or more precisely, the various aspects of civilization, is central to “Lord of the Flies”. The question that the novel asks is, “What happens to people when society’s…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Mrs.DuboseMrs Dubose is described as a morphine addict. Does this mean that she misused her…

I do not believe that there is any way to know this for sure. It’s not specifically said. You do not have to misuse morphine to become addicted — the drug is just naturally addictive. So there…

What are the various methods of exchange control?

Foreign exchange controls are ways that countries try to ensure that their own people do not buy “too much” foreign currency and that foreign people do not buy “too much” of the country’s own…

• AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” what point is Bierce making about military formalities?

In this story set during the Civil War, there is one reference made to “military etiquette,” which I assume is the focus of your question. It comes in the first section as the soldiers prepare…

What is the foreign exchange market and what are its functions?

Foreign exchange markets are the markets in which the currencies of various countries are traded. It is through these markets (there are many of them and they are not controlled by any particular…

• LITERATURE

In what ways can we look at fiction as history? Give suitable examples.

While fiction gives us stories about events that never happened, the setting for most fiction is a specific time and place. When a writer sets his or her characters against that backdrop, the…

• HISTORY

Where did the immigrants find assistance in adjusting to American life?

Immigrants to the United States (I am talking about the time in the late 1800s and early 1900s) found assistance in a number of ways. First of all, the immigrants got help from the political…

• JOHN KEATS

Please comment upon John Keats’ poetic style and his sensuousness.

The poetry of John Keats actually comprises two ‘styles’ the earlier and the later. When we talk about ‘later’ with this poet however, it is astonishing to remember that we never got to see the…

• HISTORY

Did Achilles really burn Troy and rescue Helen?In The Iliad, Homer recounts the stories of The…

There is no sure way to do this. There are no Greek records remaining from the time of the Trojan War. In fact, it is not really even known for sure that the Trojan War ever happened. I suppose…

How does the role of relationships affect the theme of self- reflection in Gilead?

One relationship role in Gilead is very specific–that of father and son–and this affects the minister very deeply as he tries to examine and wrestle with his own conscience over feelings of envy…

Define foreign exchange.

Foreign exchange is the currency of other countries with which firms or people wish to trade. In other words, if you are in Country A and you wish to buy from Country B, Country B’s currency is…

How does the role of religion impact the theme of this book?

The role of religion impacts on the book ‘Gilead’ by Marilynne Robinson by showing firstly, how God can separate as well as unite. Religious divisions and disagreements have contributed to wars…

• HAMLET

In Hamlet, what role does family play in a character’s success or failure?I was planning on…

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, family relationships have an undesirable effect on Hamlet’s success in avenging his father’s murder. Hamlet and Gertrude have become disconnected. While Hamlet observes…

• THE COUNTERLIFE

How does the role of religion impact the theme of this book?

Religion influences the storyline tremendously in that it constitutes main element of the internal struggle of the main character. His identity as a Jewish man is ingrained deep within. Yet, he…

• JOHN DONNE’S HOLY SONNETS

What are some of the typical elements of John Donne’s “Holy Sonnets,” including formal elements,…

Although each of John Donne’s “Holy Sonnets” is by definition a unique and distinctive poem, the “Holy Sonnets” as a group nevertheless often share common traits. Among these traits are…

• SONNET 130

Key to understanding this excellent (and rather amusing) sonnet is understanding the way that Shakespeare uses it to ridicule the fashionable and rather over-the-top metaphors other contemporary…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

who does faber blame for burning the books?

He blames himself because He had the chance to disagree with the “bookburning” but He did not do it.

• 1984

How does the theme”things aren’t always what they seem” connect to Winston and 1984?

Winston Smith is a fictional character and the main protagonist of George Orwell’s 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The theme”things aren’t always what they seem” of Macbeth can be connected to…

• MATH

How do you find the point of intersection between f(x)=sin(x) and g(x)=ax?

At the point of intersection of f(x) and g(x), both of the functions have the same value. So f(x) = g(x) => sin x = ax Now, we see that sin x cannot be equal to ax unless x = 0, when sin x = 0…

• THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

How would you describe the message of “The Lady, or the Tiger?”

I think this story has a lot to say about the importance of choice and the consequences that result from that choice. Consider the “beauty” of the arena that the king has created: the prisoner’s…

• THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, what aspects of royalty is Mark Twain poking fun at when…

I will assume that you are asking about the discussion between Huck and Jim in Chapter 14. There, Twain pokes fun at a few aspects of royalty. First, he pokes fun at their greed. He talks about…

• MACBETH

What motive prompted Macbeth to each of his murders so far: Duncan, the grooms, Banquo, and…

The one thing that seems to motivate Macbeth is his “vaulting ambition:” his desire to become and remain King of Scotland. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth must kill the King if he ever hopes to…

• THE GIVER

At the end of The Giver, do Gabe and Jonas simply hear music from their old town, because maybe…

Good, you’re supposed to be confused at the end of the book! It is the first in a series that will answer your question in book three. Book two is Gathering Blue, and the final book is Messenger….

• MACBETH

In Macbeth Act 1, Scene 5 (only), what does the audience learn about Lady Macbeth that it didn’t…

It is this particular scene which proves that Lady Macbeth is rightly termed as the ‘fourth witch’ of the play. In order to emphasize this,Shakespeare has introduced this character to the audience…

• AMY LOWELL

In “Fireworks” by Amy Lowell, what are the metaphors?

I think something has happened with the formatting of enotes – when I edited your question the poem converted into paragraph form. Sorry about that! In this excellent poem by Amy Lowell, she uses…

• THE CRUCIBLE

Why is it so important that Elizabeth Proctor is John Proctor’s wife and that they are married in…

The fact that John Proctor is married makes his affair with Abigail entirely wrong in the Puritan society. In addition, Abigail likes to make many claims about Elizabeth. It is what spurs her…

• LITERATURE

Explain the theme of deformity in Richard III. Is it a metaphor for something?

Deformity, that is, Richard’s deformed physical body, is a symbol of corruption: orruption of the mind and soul of the individual, but also corruption of the kingdom Richard inherits. Richard…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

Why does Hawthorne say the scaffold was “an outrage against our common nature”?Chapter 2 in The…

On Chapter 2, in the The Scarlett Letter, Hawthorne defines the situation at the scaffold as follows: There can be no outrage, methinks, against our common nature,–whatever be the delinquencies…

• A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE

In “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” what gives the older waiter’s life meaning? What qualities does…

The old waiter and the customer (the old man) both have known loneliness, despair and nostalgic melancholy. The old man drowns his sorrows to pacify and occupy his time and the old waiter focuses…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

How is Anne Hutchinson approached in The Scarlet Letter

Anne Hutchinson was a radical Puritan leader in the 1600’s whose resemblance to the character of Hester Prynne was based on the strength of her beliefs and the resilience of her personality, which…