# THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

**MATH**

**Find the equation of the line passes through ( -3, 4) and parallel to the line 2y-4x + 2 = 0**

Given the line passes through the point ( -3, 4). Then, we will write the equation of the line: y-y1 – m (x-x1) where (x1,y1) is any point passes through the line and m is the slope. ==> y -4 =…

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**MATH**

**What is the volume of the cylinder if the height is 12 and the area of the base is 14**

We know that the volume of the cylinder is given by: V = r^2* pi * h such that: V is the volume, r is the radius, and h is the height of the cylinder. Given the height h= 12 ==> V = r^2 * pi *…

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**MATH**

**what is b in the following series. b, -3 , 4b, -12 if it is a G.P.**

Given the series: b, -3, 4b , -12 . Let r be the common difference. Then we know that: -3 = b*r…………….(1) 4b = b*r^2………….(2) -12 = b*r^3……………..(3) First we will rewrite…

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**MATH**

**If f'(x) = ( 2x+3) /x find f(x) if f(1) = 3**

Given the first derivative: f'(x) = (2x+3)/x We need to find f(x). First we will simplify f'(x). ==> f'(x) = 2x/x + 3/x ==> f'(x) = 2 + 3/x Now we know that f(x) = intg f'(x). ==> f(x) =…

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**MATH**

**solve the eqation: log (2x+2) = 1 – log 3x**

log (2x+2) = 1 – log 3x First we will use the logarithm properties to solve. We know that 1 = log 10 ==> log (2x+2) = log 10 – log 3x Now we know that log a – log b = log a/b ==> log (2x+2) =…

**HENRY VI, PART 1**

**Discuss Shakespeare’s view on power politics as evidence in Henry VI, Part I.**

When Shakespeare wrote the history plays, he was exploring power, politics, and generally what makes a good ruler. Shakespeare used England’s recent and turbulent history to explore these…

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**MATH**

**solve the system 2x-4y = 12 x+3y = 3**

Given the equations: 2x – 4y = 12 …………..(1) x + 3y = 3 ………………(2) We need to solve for x and y. We will use the substitution method to solve. First, we will rewrite equation…

**MATH**

**if 2 + 3 l 3x+1 l = 11 what is x?**

Given the equation: 2+ 3 l 3x +1l = 11 First we need to isolate the absolute value. Let us subtract 2 from both sides: ==> 3 l 3x + 1l = 11 – 2 ==> 3 l 3x + 1l = 9 Now we will divide by 3….

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**1984**

**What is Winston’s most dominant characteristic in 1984?**

I tend to think that there are two strongly defining characteristics of Winston. On one hand, I think his normalcy and his “anyman” quality is undeniable. Orwell’s giving him the most common last…

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**JULIUS CAESAR**

**Discuss which character is the most Machiavellian in seeking what is best for Rome in Julius Caesar.**

You might want to review your appraisal of The Prince (Machiavelli’s treatise on the ruler and the best ways for him to maintain power) in considering your question. The most “Machiavellian”…

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**MODERNISM**

**How is the theme of war treated throughout the 1920-1945 literary period?Highlight how changing…**

As consistent with modernist writing, I think that war was seen as an incomplete entity. This is in stark opposition to what governments and social orders constructed war. War was seen by states…

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**A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM**

**What is the most important part of Act 2, Scene 1 in A Midummer Night’s Dream?**

Thank-you Naneta but I was more looking for the most important unit of the Act 1 Scene 2 when looked at individually, putting the rest of the piece out of mind. I am still having trouble with this…

**ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING**

**Beloved, thou has brought me many flowers” 1.) What advice does the speaker give her beloved…**

She is telling her beloved that he should take her love and cherish it. She is telling him that he should take the flowers from her flower bed and put them somewhere where they will not get…

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**KUBLA KHAN**

**What is the main theme in “Kubla Khan”?**

I memorized Coleridge’s poem “Kublai Khan” for a 9th grade English course; some 25 years later, I can still recite it, even if I occasionally miss a line or two. I still don’t fully…

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**MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN**

**How does Salman Rushdie reflect magical realism in his book Midnight’s Children?**

I think that one can see magical realism best displayed in Rushdie’s protagonist. Saleem’s unique ability of being able to possess a strong sense of smell helps to allow the idea of magical…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**Describe the changes that have taken place in the Red House in Silas Marner.**

I assume you are referring to the changes in the Red House in Book II, once Godfrey Cass has married Nancy Lammeter and sixteen years have passed. Of course, Book II details some of the series of…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**What are Eppie’s plans for the future in Silas Marner?**

It is towards the end of Chapter 16, after a description of the massive changes that have taken place between the end of Book I of the novel and the beginning of Book II, that we are given an…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**What kind of person has Eppie grown to be in Silas Marner? Cite evidence from the novel.**

Being brought up by a single weaver living by himself on the outskirts of the village and with no experience of bringing up children must have been an interesting experience for Eppie, however when…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**What changes are there in Silas’ home in Silas Marner?**

I assume you are referring to the changes in the home of Silas Marner after he has taken in Eppie and in Book II of this great novel. We can find the answer to this question in Chapter 16, which…

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**A CHRISTMAS CAROL**

**How is A Christmas Carol different than other novels?**

I think that all works of literature are different from one another. I think that Dickens’ work possesses a sense of purity an authenticity that distinguishes it from other works of literature….

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**WAITING FOR GODOT**

**Explain the meaning of this quote about the theatre of the absurd and Waiting for Godot.”The…**

The statement refers to the lack of redemption in absurdist drama. There is a certain hopelessness in absurdist drama, according to the quote, because of a landscape where the human condition is…

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**MATH**

We have to find x if x^(1+log3 x)=9x^2 x^(1+log3 x)=9x^2 Take the log to the base 3 on both the sides. (1 + log3 x) log3 x = log3 (3x^2) => (1 + log3 x)* log3 x = 2 log3 3x => (1 + log3 x)*…

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**MATH**

We have to solve for x given sin 3x = 2*(sin x)^3 Now sin 3x = 3 sin x – 4 (sin x)^3 So we get 3 sin x – 4 (sin x)^3 = 2*(sin x)^3 => 3 sin x = 6* (sin x)^3 => 3 = 6* (sin x)^2 => (sin…

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**TO AN ATHLETE DYING YOUNG**

**What is the plot to this poem? A. E. Housman’s “To an Athlete Dying Young” I’m trying to write…**

Since enotes only allows one question at a time, yours was edited. A. E. Housman was a poet who felt keenly the disappointments of life. Reflecting his sense of the contradictions of life, his…

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**WUTHERING HEIGHTS**

**What is the significance of chapter 1 in Wuthering Heights?**

The significance of Chapter 1 in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is that if Nelly was to jump into the story and have the ending like it is, there would be serious confusion. It has major…

**MATH**

**Solve for x, a/(ax-1) + b/(bx-1) = a+b**

a/ax-1 + b/bx-1 = a+b => ( a- ax) / ax + ( b-bx)/ bx = (a+ b) We will multiply by abx^2 ==> (a- ax)(b-bx) = (a+b) abx^2 ==> (ab – 2abx + abx^2 = (a+b) abx^2 ==> ab – 2abx = (a+b)(…

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation (cosx+cos3x+cos5x)/(sinx+sin3x+sin5x)=square root of 3.**

We have to solve the equation (cos x + cos 3x + cos 5x) / (sin x + sin 3x + sin 5x) = sqrt 3. Now we know that cos x + cos y= 2cos[x+y)/2]*cos [(x-y)/2] =>cos x + cos (5x)= 2…

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**MATH**

**Need help on some algebra quadratic applicationsAt a carnival, a new attraction allows…**

The equation is corrected to d(t) = -16t^2+bt+20, as the velocity is upwards is taken as positive. So when t= 0, d(0) = 20 ft which is platform height. The height to which a person jumps is given…

**MATH**

**What are x and y if (x-1)/i + (y+1)/2 = (x+2)/3 + (y-1)/i ?**

(y-1) /i + ( y+1)/2 = (x+2) /3 + (y-1)/i First we will rewrite and simplify the equation. We will multiply by 6i. ==> 6(x-1) + (y+1)*3i = 2(x+2)i + 6(y-1) Now we will open the brackets: ==>…

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**BUSINESS**

**How do environmental & ecological issues constitute ethical challenges to business?**

Environmental and ecological issues end up being ethical challenges to businesses because the businesses have to figure out how much damage they can ethically do to the environment or ecology in…

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**MATH**

**Given the point (2, -1) and the line 2y+4x-8=0, what is the line parallel to it and that passes…**

We have the line 2y + 4x – 8 = 0. Now the equation of a line parallel to it is 2y + 4x +r=0. As the parallel line passes through (2, -1) => 2y + 4x +r=0 => 2*-1 + 4*2 + r = 0 => -2 + 8 + r…

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**GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS**

**The way of reflection in teaching grammar as skills (Rob Batstone) . I need some simpler, clearer…**

As we are judged by others, in part, based upon the way we write and speak, grammar is an important skill. Rather than take 20 out of a grammar book to identify subject or or some other element,…

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**MATH**

**Find x if 3*4^x + 2*9^x = 5*6^x.**

We have to find x given 3*4^x + 2*9^x = 5*6^x. 3*4^x + 2*9^x = 5*6^x => 3*2^2x + 2*3^2x = 5*2^x*3^x Divide all the terms by 3^2x => 3*(2/3)^2x + 2 = 5*(2/3)^x => 3*(2/3)^2x – 5*(2/3)^x + 2…

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**OTHELLO**

**How can Othello and Iago be seen as contrasting characters in Act 1 of Othello?I already have…**

Othello and Iago have several elements to their characters that indicate contrast. Iago is forthright to the audience in telling us of his deceptive nature: I am not what I am (I. 1) In contrast…

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**MATH**

**Calculate the sum of the absolute values of solutions of equation log(2x+1) (3x+6)=2**

We have to find the sum of the absolute values of the solutions of the equation log ( 2x + 1)*(3x + 6) = 2 log ( 2x + 1) (3x + 6) = 2 Take the antilog of both the sides => 3x + 6 = (2x +1)^2…

**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**In The Merchant of Venice, who died: Lorenzo or Jessica?**

Whilst I am convinced that actually both died eventually, as all mankind does, I actually believe that you have made some mistake in your comprehension of this play. During the course of the play…

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**MATH**

**Determine the function g if g'(x)=5x^4+16x^3**

We have g’ = 5x^4+16x^3. To determine g we need the integral of g’ Int [ 5x^4+16x^3 ] => Int [ 5x^4 ] + Int [ 16x^3] => 5x^5 / 5 + 16x^4 / 4 => x^5 + 4x^4 + C Therefore g = x^5 + 4x^4 + C

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**MATH**

**Determine the maximum area of a right triangle that has legs equal to x+1 and 2x+4.**

The area of a right triangle with legs x+ 1 and 2x + 4 is (1/2)*(x+1)*(2x +4). So we have the area given by (1/2)[ 2x^2 + 4x + 2x + 4] => (1/2) 2x^2 + 6x + 4 Now it is not possible to find the…

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**CEREMONY**

**In what ways does Leslie Marmon Silko represent John Dewey’s theory of “art as experience” in her…**

Trying to link Dewey’s analysis of art and experience to any work will take much more than the space allotted here. This should be stated on the outset. If we are looking for broad strokes, I…

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**MATH**

**Calculate a if the vectors u=3i+5j , v=ai-6j are perpendiculars.**

If 2 vectors are perpendicular, then the dot product is zero. u*v = 0 The dot vector is: u*v = |u|*|v|*cos (u,v) Since u and v are perpendicular, then cos 90 = 0. u*v = 0 u*v = (3i+5j)(ai-6j) We’ll…

**MATH**

**Solve the inequality 16^(x-1)>2^(2x+2)**

Given the inequality: 16^(x-1) > 2^2x+2 First we will write: 16 = 2^4. ==> 2^4^(x-1) > 2^2x+2 We know that x^a^b = x^ab ==> 2^4(x-1) > 2^(2x+2) ==> 2^(4x-4) > 2^(2x+2) Now…

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**MATH**

**What is x in equation 2/e^x = 5/(1+e^x)?**

We have to solve for x using the equation 2/e^x = 5/(1+e^x) 2/e^x = 5/(1+e^x) => 2* ( 1 + e^x) = 5* e^x => 2 + 2*e^x = 5*e^x => 2 = 3*e^x => (2/3) = e^x take the natural logarithm of…

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**MATH**

**Determine the points on the hyperbola x^2/9 – y^2/4 – 1 = 0 that have x=4**

Given the hyperbola : x^2 / 9 – y^2 /4 = 1 To find the points of the hyperbola that have x= 4, we will substitute with x= 4 and determine y values. ==> 4^2 / 9 – y^2 /4 = 1 ==> 16/9 – y^2…

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**MATH**

Given the equation: l 5x + 8 l = 17 We have the absolute value of (5x+8). Then, we have two cases: Case(1): (5x + 8) = 17 Now we will subtract 8 from both sides. ==> 5x = 17 – 8 ==> 5x = 9…

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**MATH**

**Evaluate the integral of 3/(x^1/2)**

let f(x) = 3/ (x^1/2) We need to find the integral of f(x). ==> intg f(x) = intg ( 3/(x^1/2) dx We know that if 1/x^a = x^-a ==> intg f(x) = intg 3x^-1/2 dx = 3intg…

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**MATH**

**Verify if the line 2x-y-10=0 is tangent to the circle x^2+y^2-4x+2y=0.**

We know that 2x – y – 10 = 0 is tangential to x^2+y^2-4x+2y=0 if there is only one point of contact. Now 2x – y – 10 = 0 => y = 2x – 10 Substituting this in x^2+y^2-4x+2y=0, we get x^2+ ( 2x -…

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**MATH**

**Find solution to exercise:What is integral of (cos x)*(e^2x)?**

let f(x) = cosx*e^2x We need to find the integral of f(x). ==> intg f(x) = intg cosx * e^2x dx We will use partial integration to solve. Let us assume that: u= e^2x ==> du = 2e^2x dx dv…

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**TEACHERS**

**Are there any teacher materials for Sunrise Over Fallujah?**

The web has plenty of resources for Myers’ book. I think that the link below is a good starting point. Having said this, I strongly suggest that these should be only seen as a guide. While they…

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**THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER**

**In “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” how do you explain the ever louder voices in the house?**

It is important to realise that D. H. Lawrence used this story as a vehicle for expressing his own concerns and worries about materialism and greed and how it could destroy individuals and…

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**WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE**

**Are Shakespearean female characters perceived as characters of minor significance in Hamlet and…**

In Hamlet, you could reach this conclusion, although it is all because of Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius that we have the play in the first place. Had she not married her brother-in-law so soon…