# Why do you think Montag, Granger, and the rest head toward the ruined city?

**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**Why do you think Montag, Granger, and the rest head toward the ruined city?**

In Fahrenheit 451, a dominant symbol is the Phoenix. It adorns the firemen’s helmets and trucks, as it is a creature consumed by fire. Not only this, but a phoenix is born of fire, so it is…

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**THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK**

**From The Souls of Black Folks, what were DuBois’s own experiences as a teacher among emancipated…**

In chapter VI of The Souls of Black Folk (“Of the Training of Black Men”), DuBois writes about the importance of college and higher education for African Americans. Contrary to B. T. Washington who…

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**MATH**

**Given that 2,a,b the terms of a G.P. and 2,17,a the terms of an A.P. calculate a, b.**

2, a, b are terms in a geometric progression. 2, 17, a are terms in an arthimatic progression For the A.P: 17 -2 = 15 = r Then a = 17 + r = 17+15 = 32 ==> a = 32 Now for the G.P 2, a, b 2, 32,…

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**THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK**

**What does “The Souls of Black Folk” mean according to Dubois?**

There can be many approaches to this question. I think that being able to explore the dual consciousness in people of color would be one meaning of what lies inside “the souls of black folk.” The…

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**MATH**

**calculate lg(7/8) + lg(6/7)+… +lg(1/2)**

Let S = lg(7/8) + lg(6/7) + …+lg(1/2) We know that : lg a/b = lg a – lg b ==> lg 7 – lg 8 + lg 6 – lg 7 + lg 5 – lg 6 + … + lg 2 – lg 3 + lg 1 – lg 2 Now eliminate si,ilar: => S = – lg 8…

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**MATH**

**It is possible to solve the equation x = sin x?**

You can solve it by graphing both functions. Let y = x and g = sinx We need to determine in which both functions intersect . let us determin y values; x= -1 ==> y= -1 x=0 ==> y= 0 x = 1==>…

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**PARADISE LOST**

**Discuss Paradise Lost 1 as a epic poetry.**

Here is a list of the most common characteristics of an epic. Milton clearly follows the conventions of this form of literature. Long narrative poem, usually written in blank verse. Paradise Lost…

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**MATH**

**Which is the value of x for sinx=cosx?**

For the beginning, we could give a simple answer: x=pi/4. Let’s solve the equation: sin x – cos x=0 We’ll divide the equation by (cos x) and we’ll get: sin x /cos x – 1 =0 The ratio sinx/cosx =…

**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**Why is Pip unhappy despite his great fortune? What does he mean by this?Great Expecations by…**

You need to give more information — what does he mean by what? You don’t say. If you are talking about the beginning of the novel, when Pip has just learned he has a benefactor, Pip is unhappy…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**What lesson(s) do you feel Scout learned in this chapter about what it is to be a lady?i really…**

What chapter are you talking about? Is it the chapter about the missionary women? If so, Scout learns that although she is expected to become a lady by Aunt Alexandra, she may not really want to…

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**POETRY**

**What are the characteristics of metaphysical poetry?metaphysical poets with special reference to…**

The Metaphysical poets did not exist as a “band” of writers. Instead, these poets were placed together (historically by Samuel Johnson) based upon the similarities of their writings. Not known to…

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**POETRY**

**What is the summary of the poem “The Laburnum Top”?**

“The Laburnum Top” is a poem which celebrates the energy and life of nature. The laburnum tree is sitting in the silence of fall, without movement or apparent life. In flies a goldfinch, stirring…

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**MATH**

**Given that sinx/cosx=5/1, calculate x!**

sinx/ cosx = 5/1 Cross multiply: ==> sinx = 5cosx ==> But, sin^2 x + cos^2 x = 1 ==> sinx = sqrt(1-cos^2 x) ==> sqrt(1-cos^2 x ) = 5cosx Square both sides: ==> 1-cos^2 x = 25cos^2 x…

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**THE EGYPT GAME**

**What is the meaning and significance of this quote from The Egypt Game?”Dorothea always said,…**

In saying this quote, Dorothea is indicating a preference of hers in which she differs with her daughter April. April likes “old stuff,” like the antiques and second-hand items she finds in the…

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**MATH**

**Verify if the expression cosx+x is positive.**

To find if cosx + x is positive. Solution. We know that y = x+cosx. dy/dx = 1-sinx which is greater than zero always,as sinx < = 1 always. So x+cos x is an increasing function. When x =0,…

**MATH**

**Which is the value of the sum cos177+cos176+…cos4+cos3 ?**

S = cos177 + cos176 + …..+ cos4 + cos3 Let us rewrite: S = cos(180-3) + cos(180 -4) + —-+ cos4 + cos3 But, we know that : cos(180 -a) = – cosa ==> S = -cos3 – cos4 + …+ cos4 + cos3 By…

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**MATH**

To calculate the expression z^4 + 1/z^4, we’ll apply the difference of cubes and the complex roots of unit: z^3 – 1=0 z^3=1 (*) But the difference of cubes could be written as: z^3 – 1 = (z-1)(z^2…

**SCIENCE**

**How does the ear control the balance of the body?**

The ear has three part: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The inner ear is the part of the ear that is responsible for balance (and hearing as well). The inner ear has what is…

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**MATH**

**Determine the lenghth of the radius of inscribed circle in a triangle whose lengths of sides…**

We know that : Area of the triangle = radius of the circle * (1/2)perimeter of the triangle ==> a = r*p ==> r = p/a But since we are giver the lebgth of the triangle sides, we can obtain a…

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**MATH**

**Which are the values of x for lnx=-ln3 .**

lnx = – ln 3 ==> ln x + ln 3 = 0 We know that: ln a + ln b = ln a*b ==> ln x*3 = 0 ==> ln 3x = 0 ==> 3x = e^0 ==> 3x = 1 ==> x = 1/3

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation 2^x – 79 = -4^x.**

2^x – 79 = -4^x ==> 4^x + 2^x – 79 = 0 Let y= e^x ==> 4^x = y^2 ==> y^2 + 2y – 79 = 0 ==> y1= [-2+ sqrt(4+316)]/2 = -1 + sqrt(320)/2 = 7.88 = 8 (approx.) ==> 8 = 2^x1 ==> x1= 3…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**Can anyone tell me how Nature possesses qualities typically associated with people in the book…**

In The Scarlet Letter, nothing really happens. Hester’s adultery is part of the antecedent action. All that remains is subtext, atmosphere, and internal conflict. Along with the literary devices…

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**HARLEM**

**In “Harlem,” why does Langston Hughes answer his main question with a list of questions; is he…**

In examining the questions posed, one can see that there are significant political implications to what is being offered. The fundamental question that can be taken from the poem is what happens…

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**THE ALCHEMIST**

**In Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, what advice does the horseman give to Santiago?**

The horseman in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is actually the alchemist that Santiago has been searching for. However, when the boy (Santiago) first sees the rider come pounding up to him, he has no…

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**MATH**

**The value of sin6 is negative or positive ?**

First, let’s establish where the values of sine function are negative or positive: – The values of the function sine are positive in the first and the second quadrant; – The values of the function…

**MATH**

**Calculate z if z+3z’=3i. z=a+b*i**

z + 3z’ = 3i z = a+bi First ley us determine z’: ==> z’ = a-bi Now substitute: z + 3z’ = 3i (a+bi) + 3(a-bi) = 3i ==> a + bi + 3a – 3bi = 3i ==> 4a – 2bi = 3i ==> 4a = 0 ==> a =…

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**MATH**

**Calculate x if x+6=6*sqrt(x-2).**

x+6 = 6*sqrt(x-2) First let us square both sides: ==? (x+6)^2 = [6*sqrt(x-2)]^2 ==> x^2 + 12x + 36 = 36*(x-2) ==> x^2 + 12x + 36 = 36x – 72 Group similar: ==> x^2 – 24x – 108 = 0 Now let…

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**KING LEAR**

**In King Lear, how is Lear’s threat, “Nothing will come of nothing,” significant for two other…**

The quote is referring to what inheritance — nothing — Cordelia will receive if she cannot detail and describe her love and loyalty to/for her father, King Lear. So, it is significant first for…

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation sinx=sin2x x is in [0;2pi)**

sinx = sin2x We know that sin2x = 2sinxcosx ==> sin x = 2sinx cosx ==> sinx – 2sinx*cosx = 0 Now factor sinx: ==> sinx (1- 2cosx) = 0 ==> sinx = 0 ==> x1 = 0, pi ==> 1-2cosx =…

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**THE EGYPT GAME**

**What is the Chapter 17 summary for The Egypt Game?**

The Egypt kids, who had left a question for Oracle of Thoth to answer the day before, gather at the alley and enter Egypt together. April takes charge, directing the children to put on their…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**How can understanding Iran’s population pyramid help the US work better with Iran as it is now…**

I think that in understanding the Iranian population dynamics, one has to first shed the label of “the axis of evil.” It simply does not fully account for the nuances and the intricacies of the…

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**MATH**

**Determine the equation of the line that is perpendicular to the line 5x-4y+3=0 and it passes…**

The equation for the line is: y-y1 = m (x-x1) where (x1,y1) is any point passes through the line and m is the slope. We have the point (-1,2) passes through the line. To calculate the slope (m),…

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**HISTORY**

**What were the effects of Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele on the social, political and…**

Addison and Steele were the forerunners of modern journalism. They co-founded the newspapers “The Tatler” (1709-1711), which was forced to close down beacuse of its too over Whig sympathies, and…

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**HISTORY**

**Identify several events that represent the continuation of the Cold War in the 1950’s?Identify…**

I will identify four events from the 1950s that can be seen as continuations of the Cold War during that decade. First, there is the Korean War. This was the first real “hot” war of this era. It…

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**STEPHEN KING**

**Which of the Stephen King stories listed below best demonstrates the elements of Gothic…**

The origin of Gothic literature can be traced back to the publishing of Horace Walpole’s novel, The Castle of Otranto, in the 18th century. This type of literature is characterized by a dark,…

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**BUSINESS**

**How should a new company segment the market for introducing a line of precooked food items?**

The basic process of market segmentation remains same irrespective of the product for which the market is being segmented. This process starts with developing insights into the nature of total…

**OTHELLO**

**How does Iago control what happens in the play Othello?**

Iago doesn’t so much control what happens in the play as he manipulates the other characters so that events happen the way that he wishes. The three characters most affected by his psychological…

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**SCIENCE**

**Explain your responsibility as an enrolled nurse when a client provides a urine sample testing…**

The chief concern in this situation is to strictly adhere to your institutions policy and procedure, whatever that may be. Different health care institutions have varying policies on matters such…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What roles does the family play in either contributing to or alleviating the problem of…**

You can argue that families both contribute to and alleviate the problem of crime (probably not usually in the same family). On the one hand, a dysfunctional family can help contribute to the…

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**HISTORY**

**Why do Christians drink wine and Muslims do not?**

I have done a little research on this for you and I find that many Muslims disagree on what the Quran teaches about alcohol consumption. Most Muslims seem to prefer to err on the side of safety,…

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**GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS**

**The luckless lovely lady is an example of alliteration, assonance, consonance or metaphor?no**

Luckless lovely lady… Let’s look at the definition of each of those terms: Alliteration: repetition of initial sound in two or more words in a line of poetry and sometimes prose. Assonance:…

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**JULIUS CAESAR**

**In Julius Caesar, why does Shakespeare present conflicting perspectives other than to create drama?**

Shakespeare’s play was about ancient Roman society — a society that valued reason and logic over emotion and rash behaviour. Not only is he depicting the foibles of human nature in the…

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**THE DEFENDER OF THE FAITH**

**How can we explain Jewishness according to Philip Roth’s point of view in The Defender of the Faith?**

Philip Roth’s point of view in The Defender of the Faith is not illustrated through Grossbart who is a vain, unscrupulous manipulator who takes advantage of labels that have no meaning for him in…

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**THE ART OF POETRY**

**The views of Horace expressed in The Art of Poetry are applicable to what type of poem?**

The Art of Poetry is an ars poetica, in which a writer outlines his or her theories of poetry. The ancient writer Horace first wrote this version of an ars poetica as a letter to his friend and…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Does bureaucracy help the US become more democractic? Does the theory of it keep the US tied to…**

In my opinion, no. I do not think that bureaucracy provides us with more democracy. Instead, it gives us perhaps a bit more efficiency than we would have without it, but that is not the same as…

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**SCIENCE**

**How would you get a 70-year-old patient to use a walking stick after he has had a stroke and…**

I feel that patients are more responsive when you are straight forward, kind, and honest with them. You must also make sure that you remain incredibly respectful. This man has lived a life with…

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**THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER**

**Reference to 4 quotes from the book regarding the character of Tom.**

Almost anything you choose can reveal Tom’s character – a young con-artist, a liar, a manipulator. I will give you one quote. Right in the beginning of the novel, Tom’s aunt is trying to determine…

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**TO AN ATHLETE DYING YOUNG**

**How does the theme of Housman’s poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” relate to works by other…**

This is a tough one, I think, and I really only have one loosely connected work to give you. The theme of Housman’s “To an Athlete Dying Young” is that it’s better to die young, when the early…

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**A ROSE FOR EMILY**

**Give the short description of all characters in “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner.**

In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the major characters are the narrator, Emily Grierson, Homer Barron, and Emily’s father, although there are some other minor characters in the story. The…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**How do social institutions contribute to the problem of poverty?**

You can argue that social institutions contribute to the problem of poverty by creating a system that perpetuates that problem. Let’s look at this from two ideological perspectives. A liberal…