# Making connectionsIt is so important that our students take the content we teach them and make…

**SCIENCE**

**Making connectionsIt is so important that our students take the content we teach them and make…**

I was heavily influenced by the writings of Theodore Sizer, including Horace’s Compromise and Horace’s School. One of the things he said was that students can only be as excited about a subject as…

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**THE LOTTERY**

**Discuss the possible symbolism of the elements in “The Lottery.” Specifically the possible…**

As an allegory, The Lottery was written with many purposefully symbolic elements. Like other allegories (such as The Scarlet Letter or The Pilgrim’s Progress) many of the characters names are…

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**THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO**

**Identify and interpret at least three uses of symbolism in “The Cask of Amontillado.” ANALYZE…**

“The Cask of Amontillado” is not an overly symbolic story, but there are some symbols which can easily be identified. One is Montressor’s family crest. It depicts a huge gold heel (foot) in a…

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**THE LOTTERY**

**Exactly what is the point of view in “The Lottery”? Given the specific emotional effect the…**

The story of “The Lottery” describes the annual ritual in this unnamed town, where the townspeople gather to select a name from the box offered up by Mr. Summers. It appears that this exercise has…

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**THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO**

**What are some other possible reasons for Montresor’s feeling sick in his heart at this point in…**

You’re a little overextended on this question, so I’ll choose the one you seem most interested in hearing about: what are some other possible reasons for Montressor’s feeling sick in his heart at…

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**THE LOTTERY**

**How does the lottery link to belonging?**

In “The Lottery,” everyone in the town is expected to participate in the “program.” In this way, crime has been done away with. It is a way of life for this town, but like a lottery, you can…

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**THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO**

**Exactly what does Poe accomplish by using the first person point of view in “The Cask of…**

Imagine reading “The Cask of Amontillado” without knowing exactly what Montressor was thinking, or hearing it in his own words. It wouldn’t be much of a story, of course. If, for example, the…

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**BUSINESS**

**Why is it important for a person working in the tourism industry to have an understanding of…**

If you think about it a bit, I think you will see that the tourism industry might be the one where it is most important to have an understanding of cultural differences. After all, in many places,…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**Why was Betty in The Crucible saying that she saw certain people with the Devil and what…**

The Crucible by Arthur Miller is the story of a particular time and place in American history–a time and place where sin was not tolerated and the punishment for sin was harsh. Betty calls out…

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**OEDIPUS REX**

**How does Oedipus try to discredit Tiresias?**

Oedipus is the story of one man’s pride and his subsequent fall. In the case of Teiresias, Oedipus is particularly cruel and arrogant. At first the he is thrilled that the blind prophet has come…

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**BUSINESS**

**use the function f(x)=1/8x-3 and g(x)x^3 to find th indicated value or function. (g^-1…**

f(x) = 1/(8x-3) g(x) = x^3. To find ( g^-1 composition f^-1 )(-3) Solution: The notation ^-1 stands for the inverse function. First let us find the inverse function of f(x) Or y = 1/(8x-3). Then…

**SONNY’S BLUES**

**How do outside influences factor into Sonny’s work?”Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin**

In James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues,” a revival takes place across from his brother’s house, and the brother watches it as he has so many times before. But, this time, after having lost…

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**SONNY’S BLUES**

**In what way is race featured in the artistic expression of Sonny’s plight?”Sonny’s Blues” by…**

Certainly, the setting of Harlem figures greatly into the suffering that Sonny experiences as he is “trapped in the darkness which roared outside” him. The dark imagery threads through Sonny’s…

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**MATH**

**How Do You Find The inverse function of g(x)=x^3,f(x)=1/8x-3?**

For a function y=f(x), the inverse function g(x) is such that g(f(x))=1. For the functions you have provided: f(x)=x^3y=x^3 Take the cube root of y and x^3, => y^(1/3)=x Therefore the inverse…

**MATH**

**sketch the curve and find the area that it encloses. r^2= 4cos2x x is theta.**

r^2 = 4cos2x. To find the area. Solution: We know that (1/2) r^2dx represent the differential area of the curve enclosed between the radius vector enclosing a diffrential angle dx (or delta theta…

**THE LESSON**

**What are the likely short-term and long-term effects that “The Lesson” will have on the…**

When Miss Moore introduces her “lesson” to the children at F. A. O. Schwartz, the children cannot really appreciate the seriousness of the lesson. After a while, they do realize that Miss Moore is…

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**LITERATURE**

**in “Blasting Music to Drown Out Reality”, how did the author’s diction betrays his bias?**

Diction, of course, is simply an author’s choice of words. The three words which are strong and meaningful in this phrase are blasting, drown, and reality. The writer chose those words…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is the analogy between these terms? biochemistry: cytochrome as homologous organ is to:…**

In this analogy, biochemistry and cytochrome go together because cytochrome is a chemical in a living thing and biochemistry is the study of chemical reactions that occur in living organisms….

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**CINEMA**

**Did anyone watch the movie Supersize Me? Who is responsible for the obesity epidemic? What…**

I saw the movie when it came out in the theaters as an “Art/Indie” film. Great idea that Morgan Spurlock had, and it certainly had an effect on where and what I eat, among other things. I have a…

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**BUSINESS**

**What information might go into routine operational reports for different kinds of organizations?**

One thing is quite certain that information requirements of different kinds of organization will be different. The identification of the nature of information required by a particular type of…

**MATH**

**how do i write the equation of a quadratic function that has zeroes: a. -2 & 4 what is…**

To write the equation of a quadratic, whose zeroes are known, we’ll use Viete’s relations. Because we’ll need the coefficients of the quadratic, first, we’ll write the equation in the general…

**MATH**

**how do i solve this quadratic function x^2-6x+8=0 what i did was i factored it like :…**

you did correctly. The given quadratic equation is in the form x^2-6x+8 = 0. So we factor the left side and apply the zero prodict rule by setting each factor to zero. x^2-6x+8 = 0. The LHS cuold…

**THE KITE RUNNER**

**What are some recurring events in ch22?**

In this chapter, there are some recurring events that recall for Amir some things that happened in his past life. For example, the Taliban official turns out to be none other than his childhood…

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**THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS**

**Which principles of utilitarianism would you connect to the theme of the short story?**

I think that one can see a pretty strict form of utilitarianism represented by those who live in Omelas. The reality is that all of the citizens fully understand that their happiness and state of…

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**SCIENCE**

**When people get white spots on the fingernail, is this a calcium deposit?**

White spots on the nails have usually been associated with calcium deposits or a deficiency of calcium. This is not the correct cause for these. In a majority of cases these marks are the result of…

**THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND**

**In The Adventure of the Speckled Band, in what way is Dr. Roylott as clever as Sherlock? When…**

Dr. Roylott is a worthy adversary to Holmes. To begin with, Roylott is smart enough to track his stepdaughter, Helen, to Holmes’ flat, so this shows that he has the powers of deduction that Holmes…

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**THE JOY LUCK CLUB**

**Analyze the following characters: Lena St. Clair and Ying Ying St. Clair in The Joy Luck Club….**

In “Waiting Between the Trees,” a chapter in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, the narrator Ying Ying St. Clair describes the marriage of her daughter Lena to Harold. Harold is a cold man who asks Lena…

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**MATH**

**Teacher is buying pencils for 315 students. The pencils are sold in boxes of tens. How can she…**

There are 315 students , then the teachers needed 315 pencils. Since the pencils comes in 10- pecils cases, then she can buy 32 cases . Then, each student will have 1 pencil and there will be 5…

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**NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA**

**What racial stereotypes are expressed by Thomas Jefferson in “Notes on the State of Virginia” ?**

Jefferson was pretty flattering, for a man of his time, towards Native Americans, contradicting the popular view that they were inferior to whites in intellect and ability and praising native…

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**ILIAD**

**In Homer’s Iliad, what is time^ a reference to? The carrot mark is suppose to be over the e.**

Can you please tell me what the Book #/line # is and what translation you are using? I remembered the Greek: Time with the accent over the e means honor in classical Greek, thus in the Iliad.

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Explain that quote “Doctors can heal the body, but it is music that uplifts the spirit.”**

The quote you’re wondering about, “Doctors can heal the body, but it is music that uplifts the spirit,” isn’t particularly complex, it seems to me. We all understand, I think, that we are…

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**HISTORY**

**According to gary b. nash why was american culture unique?**

You should ask Gary B. Nash. Look him up in your library’s catalogue. You will get a lot more out of communicating with Gary B. Nash via his books, than from communicating with eNotes editors….

**MATH**

5/3 = x/y First we will cross multiply: ==> 5y = 3x …….(1) It is given that: x- y = 5 ==> x= y + 5 ……..(2) Now we will substitute with x values in (2) 5y = 3x ==> 5y = 3(y+5)…

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**ARTS**

**can you give me a quote on music therapy and explain it**

“Simply put, music can heal people.” This quote by Senator Harry Reid of Nevada speaks of the power within music to create positive transformations within people. In the practice of music therapy,…

**TEACHERS**

**Which one is the best strategy regarding teaching recursive process of writing in elem/ middle…**

Schema Schema Schema. Always first. Even if it takes two lessons prior to the process. Remember that in the taxonomy create is now the last step, so any work done towards the final product has to…

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**THE CATCHER IN THE RYE**

**I need help comparing The Catcher in the Rye to A Seperate Peace, please help me!I am supposed to…**

The best place to start, when writing any essay, is to brainstorm everything you know. Typically, when an assignment says to “compare” two essays, often what the prompt really means is to compare…

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**THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE**

**Can I have a summary of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe?**

“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is the first American detective story. It is set on a fictional street in Paris. The story opens with an unnamed narrator discussing the analytic mind just before…

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**SESTINA**

**In the poem “Sestina” by Elizabeth Bishop, what does the reference to “Little Moons” in the sixth…**

By reading the poem, I would conclude that there has been a loss in the family. There is no mother in the story, so perhaps she has died. The man in the picture the child draws has buttons that…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**What does Lennie first plan to tell George?**

If you could give us a more specific question, it would help us to come up with the answer you are looking for. I am going to assume that you are talking about the part at the beginning of Chapter…

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**MATH**

**Simplify:( x/x^2-16 -1/x-4)/4/x+4 The Quotient of Two Rational Expressions**

[x/(x^2 – 16) – 1/(x-4) ] / [4/(x+4)] First let us simplify: We know that x^2 – 16 = (x-4)(x+4) ==> [ (x – 1(x+4)/ (x^2 – 16) ] / [4/(x+4)] ==> [ -4/(x^2 – 16) ] * (x+4)/4 ==> -4*(x+4)…

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**SONNY’S BLUES**

**I need to describe the relationship between Sonny and his work of art, the source of his artistic…**

When Sonny and his brother look together out the window and witness the revival, Sonny says that the woman’s voice reminds him of what heroin feels like: “It makes you feel–in control….

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**A&P**

**How can I identify the insight of the story “A & P” by John Updike?I already know the theme…**

In order to cover this part of the essay, I think I would focus on the point-of-view. The short story is told by Sammy, who is 19. Consider his tone/attitude and diction (you are hearing his…

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**SCIENCE**

**Describe two examples of diffusion as it occurs in living organisms.Diffusion in living organisms.**

Diffusion or passive transport occurs in living organisms without any additional input of energy. The process simply occurs if the concentration gradient is such that there is a concentration…

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**THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO**

**How does “The Cask of Amontillado” comment on psychological freedom and confinement?**

“The Cask of Amontillado” by Poe is certainly a story about the psychology of the narrator, and confinement is a difficult element to miss in this story. Your phrase is “psychological confinement…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is the accelration of the 1117 kg boat moving through the water with two forces acting on…**

Force is equal to mass*acceleration. This gives acceleration as the net force/ mass. In this question there are two forces acting on the boat. One is a 2.9×1000 N forward force due to the motor and…

**MATH**

**Having trouble with conversions. Please solve and explain these dimensional analysis problems: 55…**

55 Kg= __ mg 1 kg = (10)^6 mg ==> 55 kg = 55,000,000 mg 4lb/ml=__g/ml 1 lb = 453.6 ==> 4 lb = 4*453.6 = 1814.4 g. ==> 4 lb = 1814.4 g 35 cm/hour=__m/s 1 cm = 0.01 m 1 hour = 3600…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**give a quote that relates to music adjusts our moods and explain it**

‘And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music’ – Friedrich Nietzsche (I would have thought this quote is pretty self explanatory, but you could…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Please explain this quote: “Using music as a way of educating kids is a very comprehensive way.”**

I can probably explain the quote you cite; however, I’m not sure I can agree with it. The quote says “using music as a way of educating kids is a very comprehensive way,” and there is a bit of…

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**MATH**

**explain how the range of a quadratic function is related to the vertex of the parabola.**

Let the equation of the parabola be y = ax^2+bx+c. To find a relation between vertex and the range. The range is ax^2+bx+c Let us find the vertex. y= ax^2+bx+c. Divide by a. y/a = x^2+(b/a)x+c/a….

**WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?**

**“She spoke sullenly, careful to show no interest or pleasure, and he spoke in a fas, bright…**

In this story Connie is a adolescent girl who believes she knows all about the world in which she lives, and that her mother hasn’t a clue. Although her mother tries to teach her to behave…