# Is incompetency the same as not guilty because of insanity?

**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Is incompetency the same as not guilty because of insanity?**

No, these are not at all the same thing. One has to do with the defendant’s state of mind at the time of the crime and the other has to do with the defendant’s mental abilities at the time of the…

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**AS YOU LIKE IT**

**justifisation of title ‘as you like it’**

Shakespeare was always very careful in naming his plays. The titles of his plays are appropriate, suggestive, and curiosity provoking. In the tragedies his usual practice is to name the tragedy…

**THE BIBLE**

**How can the study of the Bible strengthen and elevate the mind as no other study can?How can the…**

This is only true if you happen to believe that the Bible is a book that is more meaningful than other books. If you truly believe that the Bible is the revealed word of God, then of course…

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**MATH**

**absolute value of fractionthe problem gives the fraction (a^3+2a^2-a-2)/(a^3-2a^2-a+2) and the…**

You also may form the following groups to ease the process of factorization, such that: (a3−a)+(2a2−2)=a(a2−1)+2(a2−1)(a3-a)+(2a2-2)=a(a2-1)+2(a2-1) Factoring out a2−1a2-1 yields:

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What are the different characteristics of Generation X-ers? What are the different…**

The term “Generation X” generally refers to the generation of people born in the 1960s and 1970s (cultural observers do not all use the same dates). This generation is stereotyped as one that is…

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**MATH**

**Discuss the results. Can I add fractions that do not have same denominators? 4/3x -(5x+6)/6x^2**

You can perform the difference of the fractions only if they have the same denominator, hence, you need to bring the fractions to a common denominator, such that:

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**PHYSICS**

**What is the velocty of the block when it hits the ground at the bottom of the cliff in the…**

In the problem, the acceleration due to gravitational attraction on moon has not been given. This surely cannot be taken as zero. When the block hits the bottom of the cliff its velocity has a…

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**SCIENCE**

**What happens as rocks are changed into different types–metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary?And…**

Once upon a time, a volcano erupted, and magma from deep inside the Earth became lava. The lava cooled outside rapidly to form obsidian, a black shiny igneous rock, without crystals. Some lava…

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**THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN**

**How are Sojourner Truth’s ideas on women rights related to Huck Finn as a character?**

I think that the fundamental connection between both Huck Finn and Sojourner Truth is that both see society as something that is far from what should be. Both Truth and Finn have to operate…

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**HISTORY**

**Was American expansion justified?Why did Americans migrate to the West? Why did settlers move…**

In today’s terms, no, this expansion was not justified. We no longer think that it is acceptable for countries to take land from other countries simply because they are able to. But at the time…

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**THE METAMORPHOSIS**

**What are the possible meanings of the lady with fur in Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis”?Im…**

It is a kind of sad thought that Gregor has a framed picture of a woman in a fur muff on his wall, rather than the picture of a real person in his life. It is kind of juvenile to put up a “pin-up”…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Why was Ted Kaczynski considered competent to stand trial?**

Many people think that someone who does something as seemingly crazy as what Ted Kaczynski did must surely be insane. Therefore, they think, he must not be competent to stand trial. However, this…

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**A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS**

**What minor character reveals development traits/progress for a main character in A Thousand…**

There are quite a few characters of interest that could have been expanded to larger roles by the author in A Thousand Splendid Suns. Perhaps the most fascinating character is Jalil, Mariam’s…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Are literary devices such as similes, hyperboles etc. supposed to be used in academic essays?…**

This is an interesting question! I am not sure what an “isu” essay is, but assuming it is like any other academic essay, I am not aware of any reason why you should not use some literary devices to…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In To Kill a Mockingbird, what would be the consequences for the Ewells if the trial had a…**

The consequences socially would be dramatic for a time, and then, I think they would wear off. Bob, if no legal consequence for him was pursued, would have trouble facing anyone in town, but he…

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**MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT**

**What internal problems or issues is the country of Syria facing?**

Like other countries run by authoritarian regimes hidden under a seemingly republican system, Syria faces problems linked to the lack of democracy. The country does not hold multi-party elections…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**Chapter 8 In The Scarlet Letter what does Hester say is the source of the lessons in morality…**

During Hester’s interview with the Reverend Wilson at the Governor’s Hall in Chapter VIII of The Scarlet Letter, the young woman entreats the authorities to allow her to keep her child, the fruit…

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**HAMLET**

**In Act II of Hamlet, what news does Ophelia bring Polonius?**

Ophelia tells Polonius that in her most recent meeting with Hamlet, Hamlet was disheveled, erratic and “held her hard.” Hamlet is acting out his frustration on Ophelia as representing all women…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**What is an example of “cross-cutting cleavages” in any country, including the United States?**

One major example of cross-cutting cleavages can be seen in rural America. There, you see working class whites whose tendency to side with the Republican Party on social values is cross-cut by…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**How does Scout know about the verdict before she hears it? Also why do the colored people stand…**

Scout has a feeling that she knows the verdict before she hears it. Right before the jury returns with the verdict, she feels the same way that she did the morning Atticus shot the mad dog. Scout…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**How are individual characters developed throughout Chapter 8 in Lord of the Flies.**

In Chapter 8, Jack begins to assert his authority as he has gained complete confidence now in his ability to lead his hunters and has no further need of Ralph and Piggy and the conch or their…

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**UNCLE TOM’S CABIN**

**Can someone give me a good review of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (the movie)???**

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin to protest the Fugitive Slave Act, which was part of the Compromise of 1850. The act meant that runaway slaves could be arrested even in the North and…

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**MATH**

**Given the vectors a and b: a = 4i + 7j b = 10i + 10j Calculate, using a vector method, the…**

The position vectors of A is 4i+7j. The position vector of the point C is 10i+10j. We want the position vector of a point P which divides the vector AB in the ratio 3:2. We know that the position…

**THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY**

**Why do you think the author includes the story of Holmes’ murders “The Devil in the White City”?**

There are many reasons why Erik Larson includes the Holmes storyline into his account of the construction of the Chicago World’s Fair. First, The Devil in the White City is more poignant and…

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**MATH**

**I need an example of the practical use of an exponential or logarithmic function.**

One of the most widely used exponential functions would be the one used to find compound interest. For an amount P deposited at an annual rate of interest r for n years, the amount after n years is…

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**MATH**

**Given the functions g(x)=2x+1 and h(x)=(x+1)^2-3, find g(h(x)) and h(g(x)).**

We have the functions: g(x)=2x+1 and h(x)=(x+1)^2-3 Now, g(h(x)) => g((x+1)^2-3) => 2*[(x+1)^2-3)] + 1 =>2(x+1)^2 – 6 +1 => 2( x^2 + 1+ 2x) – 5 => 2x^2 + 2 + 4x – 5 => 2x^2 + 4x -…

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**MATH**

**Find the domain of f(x) = log (7) [sqrt (x+2) -3].**

The domain of a function f(x) is the values that can be taken on by x so that f(x) yields a real number as the result. Here f(x) = log (7) [ sqrt (x+2) – 3] The logarithm can be derived for all…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is geomorphology and what are geomorphological processes?**

I would say that all of these things that you are talking about ultimately depend on the sun. Wind is caused by differences in atmospheric pressure. This has a lot to with the heating of the…

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**HISTORY**

**Why was the Estates-General reconvened after a century and a half?**

In 1789, King Louis XVI called the Estates General to meet for the first time since 1614. The reason he did this was to try to get more money for his government. His government was in bad…

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**MATH**

**write an equation of the line that passes through (-2,3) and m=2/3 using the formula y-y1=m(x-x1)**

The question provides the formula to be used for writing the equation of the line : y – y1 = m*(x – x1). The value of x1 = -2, y1 = 3 and m = 2/3 Therefore the equation of the line is y – 3 =…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In Chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird, what does Scout’s childish attempt at a conversation…**

Scout’s attempt at a conversation dissipated a potentially violent altercation between the strange men who were talking to Atticus at the jail where Tom Robinson was held. Apparently Atticus…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**Why in Chapter 15 is Atticus so affectionate toward Jem after Jem has disobeyed?Harper Lee’s To…**

A motif of Chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird is bravery. When Mr. Heck Tate and other men ask Atticus Finch to step out to his front yard, Atticus, of course, complies and faces the men’s…

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**MATH**

**Prove that (tan A + tan B)^2 = [((tan(A +B))^2 + (tan A)^2(tan B)^2(tan(A +B))^2 – 2((tan A)(tan…**

We have to prove (tan A + tan B)^2 = [((tan(A +B))^2 + (tan A)^2(tan B)^2(tan(A +B))^2 – 2((tan A)(tan B)(tan(A +B))^2)] An easy way to do this is to start with tan (A + B) = (tan A + tan B)/(1 -…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**What procedures do courts use to determine if a defendant is incompetent to stand trial?**

In general, a person who is accused of a crime must be able to understand the basics of the legal proceedings against them. If not, they will be found not competent to stand trial for the crimes…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Can the defendant be charged with conspiracy, murder or car theft after wanting out of the…**

The short answer is yes. In the case you cited there is a lengthy explanation regarding the differences in the charges and why the case was handled in a particular way. A conspiracy is a separate…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**In the case of people v. terrell 792 N.E.2d 357(Ill. App 2003) should the defendant be convicted…**

Under the circumstances, the Court of Appeals reached the correct conclusion. The Court noted that the applicable statute provided A person commits solicitation of murder when, with the intent…

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**1984**

**How does the novel 1984 relate to Hitler’s rise to power?**

I think that you would probably find a better link to Orwell’s work and Stalin. Yet, the overall idea of a government that seeks to eliminate any real distinction between the public and the…

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**MATH**

**What is the integral of cos^5 x?**

We have to find the integral of f(x) = (cos x)^5. Int [f(x)] = Int [(cos x)^4 cos x dx] => Int [(1 – (sin x)^2)^2 cos x dx] let t = sin x => dt/dx = cos x, => dt = cos x dx. Int [(1 –…

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**REFERENCE**

**home schoolingadvantages and disadvantages**

I spent a couple years being homeschooled when we lived in a place with no English-language schools. To me, the worst thing was the stress it placed on the family. My mother never got a break…

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**MATH**

**simplifyplease help to simplify 3/(x+1)-2/(3x+3)+5/6x(x+1)**

Notice that the commone denominator of the fractions is Bringing the fraction to a common denominator yields: Hence, evaluating the result yields

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**HISTORY**

**Who began the Huguenot faith in France?**

The term “Hugeunots” is generally used to refer to Protestants in France during the 16th and 17th centuries. We do not know what individual French person first became Protestant so we cannot…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**how to manage teenagers timeDiscuss why it’s important that teenagers practice a good management…**

Because they’re soon going to be full-fledged adults with lots of responsibilities to juggle, teens need to learn when the pressure is less (although for some it’s bad enough already in high…

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**MATH**

**why do we need imaginary numbers for?why do we need imaginary numbers for?**

Imaginary numbers are implied in a lot of applications. One of them is finding the roots of a quadratic equation, when it has not real roots. ax^2 + bx + c = 0 We know that if the discriminant of…

**IN COLD BLOOD**

**How is nature versus nurture portrayed in In Cold Blood?**

Capote portrays their idea of “nature vs. nurture” in Dick and Perry. Capote shows sympathy for one of the men, based on his upbringing, and shows the other to be a “natural born killer.” Capote…

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**SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS**

**What is the most importat theme in Shakespeare’s Sonnet II?**

This sonnet is one of the many addressed to the young man that deal with life and beauty and friendship. In this case, the young man is seeking advice, (this is implied) on how to preserve beauty…

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**THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK**

**What parts of the poem reveal the insignificance of Prufrock?**

There are several points in the poem which reveal Prufrock’s contemplation of his insignificance within society, and possibly even within his own life events. Having repeatedly asked himself –…

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**THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK**

**What evidence is there to show that Prufrock is confused?**

Prufrock is clearly confused as indicated by the repetition of questions to himself or the reader throughout the poem. Repetition of lines such as – Do I dare? Three times in the same stanza…

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**THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK**

**Why is the allusion regarding “squeezing time into a ball” relevant in “The Love Song of J….**

Prufrock asks himself – or the reader – whether the great question he has been contemplating would have made a difference to his or other’s lives And would it have been worth it, after…

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**THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK**

**Other than Prufrock’s avoidance of the question, what else shows him to be a coward?**

There is the epigram which is from Dante’s Inferno. It is Dante meeting with Guido da Montefeltro where Dante is requesting advice form Guido. Because Dante is speaking to someone in the…

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**THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK**

**I need to identify lines in the poem that show that Prufrock is a narcissist. Can you please…**

Prufrock’s narcissism is evident in his reaction to the process of ageing and how this will affect him. We see his reaction and contemplation of others’ comments as his hair recedes- With a…