# Why did the Articles of Confederation fail?

**HISTORY**

**Why did the Articles of Confederation fail?**

They failed because they did not manage to convince the elites of society that their interests would be protected by the sorts of governments that sprang up under the Articles. During the time that…

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**BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON**

**What is the Great Burning and Destruction that is talked about in “By the Waters of Babylon”?**

We actually “see” for ourselves the “Great Burning” that destroyed our civilisation in this dystopian masterpiece during the vision that John has whilst he is sleeping in one of the towers in the…

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**SCIENCE**

**In ONE paragraph, explain ‘London Dispersion forces’ in proteins?**

London Dispersion forces are a type of van der waals force interaction. In proteins they happen between any temporary induced positive and induced negative dipole. Individually they are not…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**What does Ralph’s sniggering about being rescued suggest about his state of mind?**

I think this certainly suggests that Ralph is beginning to lose it. All sense of hope for rescue is gone, it is as if he has been overtaken by the beast, the Lord of the Flies, and/or evil. To me,…

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**BUSINESS**

**What is the purpose of an automobile service contract?**

This is a contract typically made between an individual and a car dealership when a person is buying a new car. Often times, the service contract comes as part of the price of the car in that all…

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**BUSINESS**

**Which financing method provides a float period? a)instalment loan b)credit card c)lump-sum loan…**

The period between your taking a loan and the rate of interest that is charged getting fixed is referred to as float period. Lenders of home loans usually allow a float period during which the…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**Assess the significance of Ralph’s dream in chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies.**

Every night, Ralph’s sleep patterns must have been getting worse due to a desire to escape. “Ralph settled himself for his nightly game of supposing.” “Nightly” suggests frequency here, and…

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**SCIENCE**

**Which one of these factors DOES NOT effect air pressure? altitude air pressure humidly…**

Humidity does affect air pressure (water has a different mass than air)-this is how a barometer (which measures air pressure) can help predict the severity of storms (H20 weighs less than the…

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**LITERATURE**

**language as a system rather than tool what are the advantages and disadvantages of studying a…**

This is really only a question which can be applied to those learning a second (or more) language, it seems to me. It would be virtually impossible to teach a native language as a system, as the…

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**OEDIPUS REX**

**One example in the play when Oedipus makes a statement that means one thing to him, but something…**

While there are several instances in Oedipus Rex of dramatic irony, a situation in which the audience or reader knows more than the speaker, one such example is Oedipus’s ironic condemnation of…

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**LITERATURE**

**elizabethan love lyrics Write in brief an essay on the Elizabethan love lyrics? history of…**

Elizabethan love love lyrics fall into two categories for me: the ridiculous and the sublime. As a grad student, I’m assuming you’ve read both and can probably tell the difference. Because…

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**MAHATMA GANDHI**

**What were Mahatma Gandhi’s religious and moral beliefs?**

Mohandas Karamchand Gandi was one of the greatest leaders of India. Proclaimed a mahatma, which means “great soul,” Gandi became an extremely influential leader of the Indian independence…

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**1984**

**Why aren’t Windston and Julia simply vaporized?Why does the Party spend time reprogramming…**

First, you’re contradicting yourself here — are their crimes substantial or are they inconsequential people? They can’t really be both. Second, if the Party kills people without “curing” them, it…

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**THE SWIMMER**

**Describe the difference between Neddy’s experiences before and after the storm in “The Swimmer.”**

In John Cheever’s short story, “The Swimmer,” before the storm, Neddy is strong and youthful in his mannerisms. He is confident, and elated by the beauty of the day by the pool. In the midst of…

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**THE SWIMMER**

**I’m trying to figure out if what happens to Neddy is a result of a breakdown, an alcoholic haze,…**

In John Cheever’s “The Swimmer,” I don’t know if you are supposed to find a specific answer, as much as look to his experiences as a metaphor of his life. Neddy comes from the upper echelons of…

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**HISTORY**

**Was Jefferson’s embargo a failure?**

I would say that the embargo was fairly successful in what it was meant to do. However, at the same time, it was certainly not a great thing because of its effect on the economy. The whole point…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**hi I am a college student (English department)there is a competition for the best research paper…**

Can you be more specific on the “moon” part? Are you talking about the moon or a book with “moon” in it?

**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**In Fahrenheit 451, who does Faber blame for book burning?**

When Montag comes to Faber, he is super upset and seeking answers for why he feels so miserable all of the time. Faber explains to him all of the reasons that books are so precious. The problem…

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**HAMLET**

**Why does Ophelia rouse the pity of the audience?**

I think that an appropriate starting point would be why wouldn’t she be pitied. She is the one character in the drama that no one could really fault. There is little way one can blame her for all…

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**REFERENCE**

**Should college football be reformed?**

This depends a lot on what kind of reform you are talking about. To me, college football does need reform badly in the sense that it needs to make sure that the players who make so much money for…

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**MACBETH**

**Other than Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, which character in Macbeth shows that people during this…**

In Macbeth, Banquo’s character shows the difference between good and evil. In the first act, the witches foresee that although Banquo will be “lesser” than Macbeth, he will also be “greater” and…

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**OEDIPUS REX**

**What does Oedipus mean when he says “but Surely I must fear my mothers bed”?**

When Oedipus says this, he has just been told by a messenger that King Polybus of Corinth has died. Oedipus has always believed that King Polybus is his father. As you know, the prophecy said…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**Provide and describe six examples of how the mood/atmosphere changes throughout various chapters…**

The mood is light for parts of the book and dark at others. Even the lighter moments have darker undercurrents though. For example, the times when the children are playing are mostly light. The…

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**ANTON CHEKHOV**

**What is the theme of the story ‘The Lottery Ticket’ by Anton Chekhov?**

The theme of the story that mony does not buy love . It desroys it.

**MATH**

**f(x) = (x+3)/(x^2 -1) find f'(x)**

f(x) = (x+3)/(x^2 -1) Let f(x) = u/v such that: u= x+ 3 ==> u’ = 1 v= x^2 -1 ==> v’ = 2x then we know that: f'(x) = (u’v-uv’)/v^2 let us subsitute: f'(x) = (1*(x^2-1) – (x+3)*2x] /…

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**BUSINESS**

**How is risk eliminated in the futures market?**

The default risk involved with forward contracts is eliminated by the futures exchange, thereby making them accessible to retail and small entities. The task of risk elimination lies with…

**MATH**

**l x-3 l = l 2x+5 l find x values**

l x-3 l = l 2x+5 l We have 4 cases: case (1): x-3 = 2x+ 5 ==> -x = 8 ==> x= -8 Case(2) -(x-3) = 2x+ 5 -x + 3 = 2x + 5 -3x = 2 ==> x= -2/3 Case(3): (x-3) = -(2x+5) x-3 = -2x – 5 3x =…

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**MATH**

**Find the midpoint of the segment AB is A(2, 7) and B (3,-4)**

Let M be the mid point of AB A(2,7) B(3, -4) Then we know that: xM = (xA+xB)/2 ==> xM = (2+3)/2 = 2.5 ym = (yA+yB)/2 ==> yM = (7+ -4)/2 = 3/2 = 1.5 Then the point M is: M (2.5, 1.5)

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**ARTS**

**( Frank Liszt) Why do you think Liszt called this collection of 12 short studies “Transcendental”?**

Les Transcendental Etudes is a collection of 12 studies performed by Listz which include additions, revisions, and many other very technical, complex, yet colorful piano compositions that are known…

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**MATH**

**find the maximum values of the function f(x) = 4x- 2x^2**

f(x) = 4x – 2x^2 First we need to determine the first derivative f'(x) , then calculate the roots. f'(x) = 4 – 4x Now let us calculate the zeros ( roots) 4- 4x = 0 ==> 4x = 4 ==> x= 1 Then…

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**MATH**

**solve the inequality : x^2 + 5x =< 24**

x^2 + 5x =< 24 First let us move 24 to the left side: ==> x^2 + 5x – 24 =< 0 Now let us factor : ==> (x+ 8) ( x-3) =< 0 Now we have two cases: case (1): (x+ 8) =< 0 AND…

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**MATH**

**find the area under the curve f(x) = 3x^2 + 5 and x= 1 and x= 0**

f(x) = 3x^2 + 5 Let F(x) = integral f(x) Then the area under the curve is: A = F(1) – F(0) Let us calculate the integral of f(x): ==> F(x) = intg (3x^2 + 5) dx = 3x^3/3 + 5x +…

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**MATH**

**x+ 3y = 8 2x – y = 3 find x and y**

x + 3y = 8 ………..(1) 2x – y = 3 ……………..(2) We will use the substitution method to solve: from (2) we will rewrite: 2x -y = 3 ==> y= 2x-3………….(3) Now substitute (3) in…

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**MATH**

f(x) = 9x+3) * ln x Let f(x) = u* v such that: u= (x+3) ==> u’ = 1 v= ln x ==> v’ = 1/x Then we know that: f'(x) = u’*v + u*v’ = 1*lnx + (x+3)*1/x = lnx + 1 + 3/x…

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**MATH**

**f(x) = 3x^3 + 5x + lnx find f'(1)**

f(x) = 3x^3 + 5x + ln x First we will find the first derivative f'(x); f'(x) = 3*3x^2 + 5 + 1/x = 9x^2 + 1/x + 5 Now we will substiute with x = 1 to calculate f'(1): f'(1) = 9*1^2 + 1/1 +…

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**BUSINESS**

**What is the role of risk in forward contracts?**

In a forward contract, both parties assume a risk. They are essentially betting against one another and so each has a risk of losing. In a forward contract, one party, we’ll call it Party A,…

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**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**Where/when does Pip experience redemption in Great Expectations? Charles Dickens’s Great…**

In the classic Dickens novel, Great Expectations, Pip redeems himself when he ceases to be selfish. Having rejected Joe because he was “coarse,” Pip avoids visiting the forge, staying at the Blue…

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**ROMANTICISM**

**Discuss individuality of style, expressive goals and interests, and nationalism in romantic music…**

The period from about 1820 to 1900 is known as the“Romantic Period.” Much of the music of this period does indeed have a certain obsession with “love”or “romance,” or at least the…

**SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS**

**Who is Shakespeare referring to when he says “his” in the line “within his bending sickle’s…**

The answer to this question comes just a line before, when we are told who “his” refers to. Often a lot of the meaning of lines can be understood if you take them in context and read immediately…

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**ARTS**

**Identify the distinctive stylistic features of Romantic music.**

The Romantic era (1800-1850) in music is typically characterized by larger pieces of work that start to incorporate bigger orchestras with bigger sounds. This music places a strong emphasis on…

**GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS**

**What are some examples of similes and metaphors to describe a person’s personality and…**

Similes (comparisons using “like” or “as”) and metaphors (direct comparisons without using “like” or “as”) are wonderful tools by which an author relates something familiar to something unfamiliar…

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**THE CATCHER IN THE RYE**

**Why does Holden think it spoils a conversation if someone asks what religion he is in The Catcher…**

Holden Caufield and his author J. D. Salinger both had parents of different religious faiths, so they are sensitive to religious phoniness and stereotyping. Salinger had one parent who was…

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**MATH**

**Find dy/dx from first principle if y=2x^2+3x**

We’ll apply delta method to determine the instantaneous rate of change of y with respect to x. dy/dx = lim [f(x + delta x) – f(x)]/delta x, delta x->0 We also can write: dy/dx = lim [f(x + h) -…

**EMILY DICKINSON**

**What does “Water, is taught by thirst” have in common with “Success is counted sweetest?”**

You have picked two excellent poems to compare and contrast! Unfortunately your original question asked more than one question, so I have had to edit it to just focus on the similarities between…

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**MACBETH**

**How does Macbeth’s dagger soliloquy reveal his state of mind in Act II, scene i of Macbeth?**

Macbeth’s dagger soliloquy in Act II scene i of Macbeth shows his state of mind to be one in which his hold on rationality has abandoned him. The first line reveals that Macbeth is having an…

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**BUSINESS**

**Calculate the price for a T-bill with a face value of $10,000, 153 days to maturity, and a…**

T-bills are sold at a discount to the face value and the person buying the T-bill makes a profit equal to the difference between the face value and the market price. The discount yield of a T-bill…

**WHY I LIVE AT THE P.O.**

**Can Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.” be classified as Southern Grotesque literature?**

I’m more familiar with the term “Southern gothic” than I am with the term “Southern grotesque,” but I suspect that they’re connected terms. One commonly discussed element of Southern gothic fiction…

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**MACBETH**

**Why isn’t Macbeth disturbed by the war drums in Macbeth?**

Except for Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking scene, Act V of Macbeth is a sequence of scenes that, at first, cross-cut between Malcolm and Macduff and their army of English soldiers and Macbeth in his…

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**A DAY’S WAIT**

**What is the significance of the last line in the short story “A Day’s Wait” by Ernest Hemmingway?**

Let’s start in the middle to answer this question about “A Day’s Wait.” In the last line the father and narrator says, “The hold over himself relaxed ….” This refers to an earlier passage: ‘Your…

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**MATH**

**How to find the derivative of a function of a function. Please give an example.**

To find the derivative of the function of a function. Solution: To find the derivative y = (x^2 )^3. Or y = f (g(x) ). Where g(x) = x^2 and f(g(x)) = (x^2)^3 We know that d/dx f((g(x)) =…