# What is the approximate number of political parties in the United Kingdom today?

**HISTORY**

**What is the approximate number of political parties in the United Kingdom today?**

This depends on whether you are asking about actual serious political parties. There are so many supposed “parties” that run a candidate or two but who are in no way serious. In terms of parties…

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**POETRY**

**What is a good rhyming poem about a classmate or friend?**

100-poems.com is a really good poetry site and should have what your looking for. Good luck! =)

**HISTORY**

**What were the global impacts resulting from the colonization of the Americas? (15th-18th…**

In the Americas, perhaps the most important impact was on the native peoples. Those in the Spanish colonies were assimilated into Spanish society (at least those near population centers), but were…

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**THE GLASS MENAGERIE**

**What does Tom mean when he says this? “I descended the steps of this fire escape… attempting…**

One of the main struggles that Tom faces is his belief that he could actually accomplish things and have a brighter future than his current situation but he feels his responsibility to his family…

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**MATH**

**How do I find a common denominator for [(1/x) – (x/ x to the negative first power plus 1) /…**

[(1/x – x/(x^-1 + 1 ) / (3/x) ] Instead of dividein by 3/x , we can multiply by x/3 ( the inverse) Now we will rewrite x^-1+ 1 x^-1 = 1/x ==> x^-1 + 1 = 1/x + 1 = 1/x + x/x = (1+x)/x Now…

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**THE HANDMAID’S TALE**

**In The Handmaid’s Tale what is the purpose of prescribed clothing in New Gilead?**

The clothing serves several purposes, all aimed at promoting and preserving the very rigid, strict ideologies that exist in their society at the time. The first purpose of the clothing is for…

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**THE BIRDS**

**What are some internal conflicts of Nat Hocken?**

In the story “The Birds,” by Daphne du Maurier, Nat Hocken finds himself in a situation filled with conflict of virtually every nature. The internal conflict facing Hocken is a driving force for…

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**1984**

**I need help on a thesis. It’s on Winston, and how he has external and internal conflicts with…**

You are pretty close to a strong thesis if you just invert your question a little bit. Think about what it is you want to prove with your essay. If you are wanting to express that these external…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**I need help developing a thesis statement for a paper about teaching blind children vestibular…**

What you are asking is actually a very difficult question, and not just because it is on such a specific topic. A thesis is essentially stating what your paper is going to be about so that the…

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**ARTHUR MILLER**

**Why would Arthur Miller make this statement: “I think it is a mistake to ever look for hope…**

If you look at some of Miller’s main characters in his more famous works, you would see the most difficult problems man has with society. John Proctor from The Crucible and Willy Loman from Death…

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**HISTORY**

**What are some good sources I can use to help me write a paper on ‘Totalitarianism in Germany’?**

Totalitarianism in German national history is a big subject, and to some degree can trace back to Otto von Bismarck and his attempts to unify the Prussian states into one Germany in the 1870s. Of…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What support system may help teenager drug or alcohol users?LIKE SOME SOCIAL PROGRAM CAN HELP…**

The most important support system for a teen using drugs and alcohol is their family and friends. The most effective interventions in this area are by people they love and trust. Teachers, social…

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**TWELFTH NIGHT**

**In Twelfth Night, Olivia loves Viola (Cesario), Viola loves the Duke, and the Duke is infatuated…**

This question is even a bit more complex that you have suggested, since Olivia believes Viola to be the young man Cesario. I have added this name to the list you give in your question. It is also…

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**WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE**

**List at least 1-3 people William Shakespeare worked for or knew that would recomend him for a…**

William Shakespeare’s history is really very unknown although many people write volumes and volumes about this man’s life. However, biographers feel the ability to do so because he has so many…

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**LITERATURE**

**In terms of literature, what are the commonwealth countries?especially when we study literayure**

An interesting question. Essentially, the Commonwealth countries are those which are former colonies of the British Empire – even though at various points in recent history some of them were…

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**A HUNGER ARTIST**

**Can you explain the symbols and the ironies in the story “A Hunger Artist”?**

In Kafka’s classic short story “A Hunger Artist,” the main symbols are: the hunger artist vs. the crowds of onlookers: establishes the themes spirituality vs. decadence; individualism vs….

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**BEKA LAMB**

**Do you think Belize is a good place or a bad place to raise up a family?Give 6 reasons from…**

If you think back over these chapters and remember what you have learned about Belize from reading them, you can come up with the six reasons yourself. What do you learn in these chapters? I’ll…

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**SCIENCE**

**What would occur is iodine solution was in a baggie and starch solution was in a beaker?**

This is an experiment to observe diffusion across a membrane. The baggie is permeable to substances that can pass through its tiny pores and impermeable to molecules larger than the pores….

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**SCIENCE**

**What are some of the biological and neurological theories regarding sexual orientation and which…**

While there are no concurrent answers as to why some individuals develop a homosexual orientation, many researchers believe that biological factors, among other things, play a significant role in…

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**FRANCES FITZGERALD**

**Frances FItzgerald “Reading American History””Rewriting American History” concerns how history is…**

When I teach, I bring in old textbooks at times to talk about how the interpretations of various historical events and periods has changed over time. That is one way to show people other…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**Is there a passage in the text that best summarizes the author’s central insight/theme?(i.e. What…**

Perhaps the passage that is most central to the theme of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is in Chapter 8 when the intuitive Simon steals away from the others and seeks his secret place in the…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What kind of environment can cause a teenager to start using drugs or alcohol?**

There are three primary environments that teens live in: school, friends and home. Sometimes these environments blend into one another. But a home where kids are unsupervised for large amounts of…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**How could an informant affect an investigation?**

Informants, or Criminal Informants as they are often called, most usually are people with past criminal offenses that then go on the payroll of law enforcement agencies in exchange for information…

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**SCIENCE**

**How does sugar molecules inside a cell ( the baggy) affect the rate of osmosis and why?cells**

Osmosis is the net movement of molecules of water, from an area of high concentration of water (low solute) to an area of low concentration of water(high solute), across a cell membrane. A baggy…

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**HISTORY**

**What were the reasons for the U.S to get involved in the Vietnam war?What were the reasons for…**

Books can be, and have been, written on this subject. There are many particular reasons why the United States chose to involve itself in the region. The most primary reason would be the fear of…

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**THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN**

**Describe Pap Finn. What kind of person is he?**

Ugh! If anyone is an example of WHITE TRASH, it is Pap. He is a worthless drunk who beats his son, tries to steal his money, and is prejudiced and illiterate. He kidnaps Huck and subjects him to…

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**HISTORY**

**Why did the peace settlement with Germany prove so difficult to enforce in the years after 1918?**

You would think that it would have been pretty easy to enforce this. And maybe it would have been except for the fact that the British and the French were not really all that willing to enforce…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What are some of the most important improvements a young adult can make becoming an older adult?…**

Since children tend to be naturally self-orientated, viewing the world subjectively, as youths grow older, the subjective thinking and perceptions need to be curbed; for, an objective perception of…

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**HISTORY**

**To what extent would you say that Germany’s punishment was psychological rather than physical in…**

I would not agree with this statement to any great extent. It is somewhat true in that the war guilt clause of the Treaty did not really hurt Germany. You can also say that reducing the size of…

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**MATH**

**Given y = (x^2+5x+7)/(x^2+5x+4) prove that y = 1/(x+1) – 1/(x+4).**

To prove that (x^2+5x+7)/(x^2+5x+4) = 1/(x+1) – 1/(x+4), we’ll have to solve the difference between the 2 fractions from the right side. We notice that the ratios don’t have the same denominator,…

**LITERATURE**

**What is the concept of tragedy?**

I think that you can find many different and indepth answers to such a question. I would say that there are many different components and analysis of tragedy that is in the literature. I would…

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**MATH**

**What is k if the angle between the lines 3x + 2y + 6 = 0 and kx – y +2 = 0 is 45 degrees?**

We’ll know that the angle between the lines is pi/4 = 45 degrees. We’ll apply the formula: tan 45 = |(m1 – m2)/(1+m1*m2)| (1) m1 and m2 are the slopes of the given lines. We’ll put the given lines…

**HISTORY**

**What was more important to the national delegations: self-interest, or the achievement of a…**

In my opinion, the national delegations were, for the most part, more concerned with national self-interest than with trying to create a peace settlement that would be just and would be…

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**SONNET 130**

**Summarize “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” by William Shakespeare. What is the theme?**

The speaker compares his mistress to objects in nature. But, unlike many poets who compare their mistress as having qualities that equal the beauty he sees in nature, the speaker in this sonnet…

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**ALL THE KING’S MEN**

**In Robert Penn Warren’s novel All the King’s Men, what are some of the prices that Jack Burden…**

In Robert Penn Warren’s novel All the King’s Men, the two main characters, Willie Stark and Jack Burden, pay a number of prices to get ahead in the world. Warren’s novel charts Stark’s…

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**MATH**

**Prove that the lines d1, d2 are intercepting: (d1)14x-9y-24=0; (d2)7x-2y-17=0**

(d1) 14x-9y-24=0. (d2) 7x-2y-17=0. We write the equations as below: d1 : 14x – 9y = 24 d2 : 7x- 2y = 17. Since det |[(14 -9), (7 -2)]| = 14 *-2 – 7*(-9) = -28 +63 = 35 is not equal to zero,…

**MATH**

**Prove that f is the antiderivative of g is f(x)=x^3+lnx and g(x)=3x^2+1/x**

To prove that anti derivative of g(x) = 3x^2+1/x is f(x) = x^3+lnx. We start with f(x) = x^3+lnx. We differentiate both sides: f'(x) = d/dx{x^3+lnx} f'(x) = d/dx(x^3)+d/dx(lnx) f'(x) = 3x^2+1/x…

**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**Write a critical response to Lord of the Flies: Any ideas on what my opening sentence, body and…**

You must decide what you think of the novel before you can begin to write a critical response, because that is what a critical response is. It is asking you to personally evaluate the novel. You…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**Why does Jem have to forget “something”? How is “storing it away” part of growing up?**

Jem is going through adolescence, from child to teenager, and all the concepts of justice, equality and law that he’s learned from his father are being challenged by what he sees in the world. He…

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**MATH**

**Show that the points (0;-1), (-2;3), (6;7), (8;3) are the vertices of a parallelogram.**

Let A(0,-1) , B(-2,3) , C(6,7) and D (8,3). AB^2 = (-2-0)^2+(3- -1)^2 = 4+4^2 = 20. BC^2 = (6- -2)^2 +(7-3)^2 = 8^2+4^2 = 80. CD^2 = (8-6)^2 +(3-7)^2 = 4+4^2 = 20. AD^2 = (0-8)^2 +(-3-1)^2 = 64+16…

**LITERATURE**

**What characteristics define children’s literature?I am trying to figure out if children’s…**

Children’s literature is, obviously, literature directed toward an audience of children, and is reported to reach the age of twelve. Nancy Anderson, associate professor in the College of Education…

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**OEDIPUS REX**

**Can you explain the quote below from Oedipus Rex said by Jocasta?”Fear? What should a man fear?…**

In many ways Jocasta acts as a foil to her husband/son, Oedipus, in this staggering play, as she seems to spend most of her time discouraging him from paying any attention to the Oracles and…

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**MATH**

**A force of 10 lb is inclined to the x-axis at 60 degrees. Find its horizontal and vertical…**

The force F is inclined to the x axis at 60 degrees. To find the the horizontal and vertical components. Le the horizontal line be x axis and the vertical line be y axis. Then resolving the force…

**MATH**

**prove that y =< 1/2 if y = x/(x^2+1)**

To prove y < 1/2 if y = x/(x^2+1). x/(x^2+1) = y y’ = { (x)'(x^2+1) – x(x^2+1)’}/(x^2+1) y’ = 0 gives: {x^2+1 – x(2x)}/(x^2+1)^2. = 0 (1- x^2)/(x^2+1)^2 = 0. Therefore x^2 = 1, or x = 1 or x=…

**MATH**

**Given f(x) = (x^2 + 4mx – 1)/(x + 1), what is m if the critical value of f(x) is x =1.**

f(x) = (x^2 + 4mx – 1)/(x + 1), to detrmine m if the critical value of f(x) is x =1. To find the critical values of f(x). f(x) = (x^2+4mx-1)/(x+1). f'(x) = {(x^2+4mx-1)’ (x+1)-…

**FRANKENSTEIN**

**Is a research paper on Frankenstein similar to a critical analysis paper on Frankenstein?**

A critical analysis paper and a research paper are different sorts of academic work although it is possible they may have some elements that overlap. First consider what goes into a critical…

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**MATH**

**Find the angle between the lines y=3x+1 and y=-2x-7**

To find the angle between y = 3x+1 and y = -2x-7. The lines are in the slope intercept form of y = mx+c, where m is the slope and c is the y intercept. Therefore slopes of the lines are : m1 = 3…

**MATH**

**What is the antiderivative of f(x)=sec x ?**

To find the anti derivative of secx. Or to find the In secx dx. We know that d/dx( se cx) = secx tanx…..(1) We know that d/dx tanx = sec^2 x…(2) Therefore Integral secx dx = Integral secx…

**A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE**

**Can you help me to find a good thesis and three topic sentences for an in-depth character sketch…**

While you will need to compose your own thesis with its three opinions that then become the topic sentences to the body of the essay, we editors can provide suggestions and give some direction to…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**How do I write an article analysis on one paper- but referencing 5 other papers from the…**

I can see why you’re confused! I believe that the assignment asks you to write one paper, an “analysis on ****,” where **** is the title of a specific article that you have located. In developing…