# An Intercultural ApproachWhat are the advantages of taking an intercultural approach in the…

**SELF-RELIANCE**

**I am reading “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and I was wondering what the summaries for…**

I assume you are reading the edited version as given in the Holt textbook, Elements of Literature. You might find it helpful to try and read through each paragraph yourself and then summarise the…

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**TEACHERS**

**An Intercultural ApproachWhat are the advantages of taking an intercultural approach in the…**

I know that an intercultural approach to teaching is most often discussed in the context of learning languages, namely, English. It is often a discussion for ESL teachers, and in fact, I think ESL…

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**MATH**

**I need to know an easy way to understand linear graphing with y intercept.I need to understand…**

It’s very easy to graph a line if the equation is in slope-intercept form (y = mx + b). The value in front of the x (the m) is the slope of your line (rise/run). The constant at the end (b) is…

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**ROALD DAHL**

**What is the irony in The Wish by Roald Dahl? What is a metaphor in The Wish by Roald Dahl?**

The irony is that despite all the little boy’s efforts, he still fell into the “snake pit”. It’s ironic because he tried as hard as he could NOT to. The entire story is a metaphor for the…

**MATH**

**Find a formula for a function f(x) for which f(-2) = 3.**

It depends on the degree of the function: for the linear function for example: f(x) = ax+b f(-2) = -2a + b = 3 ==> b = 3+2a Let a = 1 ==> b = 3+2*1 = 5 ==> f(x) = x + 5 Let a= 2 ==>…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**What are good quotes on Boo Radley being brave/courageous in To Kill a Mockingbird?I need another…**

How about this quote from chapter 30? Heck Tate is trying to convince Atticus that it was NOT Jem who killed Bob Ewell. Atticus thinks it was Jem and that Heck Tate is trying to say that Bob Ewell…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Can university officials or potential employers scout my Facebook and Myspace?Do they have the…**

They don’t have a right to access your password without your permission, no, but depending on your privacy controls, they can legally and possibly fully view everything you post there – photos,…

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**THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY**

**How does “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” compare with “An Occurrence at Owl…**

You have asked a very interesting question because at first glance, these two stories appear very different. Twain writes his story with characteristic understated humour, combining use of…

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**MATH**

**solve for n: X x nsquared – y x n /2 = P**

To solve for n X*nsquare – y*n/2 =P xn^2-yn/2 = P Mutiply by 2 and write this as a quadratic equation in n. 2xn^2-yn= 2p. Subtract 2p. 2xn^2-yn-2p = 0……….(1) Now it is a quadratic equation…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Critique John Mearsheimer’s “Anarchy and the Struggle for Power.” “Anarchy and the Struggle…**

Mearsheimer’s article is a classic statement of the realist position in the study of international relations. Give that there are other positions in this field, there are clearly people who do not…

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**POETRY**

**I would like to ask how to interpret the poem by Jackie Kay “We are not all sisters under the…**

I haven’t read the poem, I have to admit, but I still believe that I might be able to say something about what the title might suggest. To me, the title seems to go against the popular notion that…

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**MACBETH**

**What is a character sketch for Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth?**

There is much in the character of Macbeth that is puzzling. While not all are fans of the literary concept of ambiguity in general as it is thought to be overused, it is true that there is much…

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**SCIENCE**

**Where is the foramen ovale in the fetal heart?**

The foramen ovale is an opening between the right and left atria of the fetal/infant heart. This is a pathological opening that allows blood in the infant circulation to flow from atria to atria….

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**HISTORY**

**What were Booker T. Washington’s views on black civil rights?What were Booker T. Washington’s…**

Booker T. Washington opposed WEB DuBois in an important dispute over how blacks should push for rights in the late 1800s. Washington was, in general, much more accomodationist and patient that…

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**MATH**

**How do you solve this equation for x? Please provide the steps I would need to follow to solve…**

To solve -5(1-5x) + 5(-8x – 2) = -4x – 8x Solution: Open the brackets : -5+(-5)(-5x) +5(-8x) +5(-2) = -4-8x Simplify: -5+25x -40x -10 = -4x-8x Gather the similars on both sides: 25x-40x -5-10 =…

**BEOWULF**

**What do we learn about Beowulf’s character from his speech in lines 365-405 in…**

What you are asking about is characterization. What characterization is accomplished by Beowulf’s speech? First, we learn that Beowulf has a sense of duty: My people have said, the wisest, most…

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**MATH**

**How do you solve a quadratic equation with a negative number in the front?**

A quadratic equation with a negative nimber in front: Let -ax^2+bx+c = 0 where the leading term has a negative coefficint -a. Whwere a > 0. We can multiply the equation by -1 and rewrite the…

**ODE TO THE WEST WIND**

**In “Ode to the West Wind,” why does Shelley call the West Wind “destroyer” and “preserver”?**

In an apostrophe to the West Wind (apostrophe: addressing someone who is not present or is dead, or something that is not human as though present and living), Shelly is following an established…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Describe an example in U.S. history of the struggle for democracy.**

I would think that one of the most obvious examples of a struggle for democracy would be the civil rights movement of the 1960s. One book I use to teach American Government (coincidentally called…

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**BOYS AND GIRLS**

**What are 6 symbols and images in the short story “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro?**

The “odor of the fox itself” (imagery pertaining to smell) is something the narrator describes as “reassuringly seasonal” and a comfort to her at night. (Sight/Touch) Images of light and dark: the…

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**MARGARET FULLER**

**What are the themes in Margaret Fuller’s Woman in the Nineteenth Century?**

Fuller touches on many topics in her book so much so that many (white male) critics defined Woman in the Nineteenth Century a “glorious confusion”. Yet, the theme which she develops more fully is…

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**I STAND HERE IRONING**

**What does “I stand here ironing, and what you asked me moves tormented back and forth with the…**

The opening line of Tillie Olsen’s short story, “I Stand Here Ironing,” is a metaphor for the ambivalence of the mother about her skills as a parent and about the future of her oldest daughter when…

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**THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO**

**Explain this quote: “It is this,” I answered producing at trowel from beneath the folds of my…**

Montresor pulls the trowel from his cloak after Fortunato expresses his shock at Montresor’s insistence that he is a member of a masonic society. Of course, Montresor really means that he is a…

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**MATH**

**solve 2x^(-1/2)=8i think i know how but the exponent thing is confusing me so if someone could…**

2x^(-1/2) = 8 First let us divide by 2: ==> x^(-1/2 = 4 ==> x^(-1/2) =4 ==> 1/x^(1/2) =4 ==> 1/sqrt(x) = 4 Cross multiply: ==> 4*sqrt(x) = 1 Divide b 4: ==> sqrt(x) = 1/4 Now…

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**MATH**

**How long does it take your money to double at 8% and 5% interest?The full instructions for this…**

Given that the principle P goes on an interest of r% and the amount becomes A after t years as below: A = Pe^(rt). (Actually this an equation to find the amount with compound interest…

**KATE CHOPIN**

**In Kate Chopin’s “A Night in Acadie,” what is an example of binary opposition?**

The Kate Chopin story “A Night in Arcadie” opens with binary opposition representing binary system. Binary opposition (BO) is used in contemporary literary criticism by structuralist,…

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**PARADISE LOST**

**What is the symbolic significance/inter-connection of Satan , Sin and Death ?**

You should read the “themes” section at the link below for a thorough answer. To summarize, Paradise Lost presents the Christian world view that Satan, sin and death are related. Satan was the…

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**HOW SOON HATH TIME**

**What is John Milton saying in his poem, “How soon hath time?”**

John Milton’s speaker is reflecting upon his life and accomplishments through his current age, 23 years old. He is dissatisfied with what little he thinks he has produced and bemoans how quickly…

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**HISTORY**

**What the fallout of the US and the world as a result of the Korean War?**

Depends what you mean by “fallout”. In terms of results, the Korean War was largely unresolved. There was no peace treaty and no permanent arrangement for division or unification of the peninsula…

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**THE LADY OR THE TIGER?**

**What is one non-verbal message that the princess sends to her lover?Frank R. Stockton’s “The…**

In Frank R. Stockton’s “The Lady or the Tiger?” as the semi-barbaric princess sits with the power to allow her suitor to live or to send him into the jaws of the tiger, the lover looks up at her…

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**POETRY**

**I dont understand the poem “Grandfather” by Jayanta Mahapatra. Can somebody explain the summary…**

This poem is about an old man who suffered through a famine The old man is the speaker’s grandfather. The speaker starts out reading the grandfather’s diary, for he says: The yellowed…

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**REFERENCE**

**Do you think that there’s really nothing to serving wine – simply get the wine out of the bottle…**

I pour wine on the weekends at a local winery, and there is certainly a little more to it. Customers tend to want to know a little bit about the wine, when it was released, where the grapes were…

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**MATH**

**When a positive integer K is divided by 6, the remainder is 1, what is the remainder when 5K is…**

When K divide by 6 , the rmainder = 1 ==> we can write the equation: k/6 = n + 1 where n is an integer. Now multiply by 6: ==> k = 6n + 6 Now multiply by 5: ==> 5k = 30n + 30 Now…

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**MATH**

**Evaluate the limit (1^3+2^3+…+n^3)/n^4. n–>infinite.**

To find the lt (1^3+2^3+..n^3 )/n^4 as n–> infinite. We know that 1^3+2^3+3^+…n^3 = (1/4){n(n+1)}^2. Therefore Lt (1^3+2^3+3^3+4^3+….+(n-1)^3+n^3)/n^4 = lt (1/4){n(n+1)}^2 /n^4 as n–>…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Please explain Japanese communication styles. please answer… non verbal-describe the use of…**

I imagine you have a textbook with the “official” answer to this question. I will try to answer based on my interactions with my Japanese friends living in the US. From what I have seen, Japanese…

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**MATH**

**Determine the sixth derivative of y=1/x^2-9 .**

f(x) – 1/(x^2 – 9) First lt us rewrite: ==> f(x) = 1/(x-3)(x+3) We could write as follow: 1/(x-3)(x+3) = A/(x-3) + B/(x+3) ==> 1 = A(x+3) + B(x-3) ==> 1 = Ax + 3A + Bx – 3B ==> 1 =…

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**MATH**

sqrt(x+5) + sqrt(x-3) = 4 First let us square both sides: [sqrt(x+5) + sqrt(x-3)]^2 = 16 ==> (x+5) + 2sqrt(x+5)(x-3) + (x-3) = 16 Group similar terms: ==> 2x + 2 + 2sqrt(x^2 + 2x – 15) = 16…

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**AS YOU LIKE IT**

**explain lines of act3 scene2 of as you like it**

which lines ? plz tell that ,um ,since its a long scene!

**REFERENCE**

**What is the difference between a UK accent and a USA accent?**

Accent in language has two meanings. Firstly, it is word stress (syllabic stress), phrase stress and sentence stress. This enters significantly into such things as poetics and sentence intonation….

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**LEIGH HUNT**

**Can you give a summary of the poem “The glove and the Lion” by Leigh Hunt?**

The first stanza of the poem sets the scene. It was considered “royal sport” at the time for nobles in King Francis’s court to watch lions fight among themselves. Among the nobles sitting in the…

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**BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON**

**What are the rites of passage in “By the Waters of Babylon”?**

We need to remember the setting of this great story – it is centred in a post-nuclear world where humanity has been reduced to a kind of stone age civilization. Thus there is heavy emphasis on…

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**BUSINESS**

**Would you adopt benchmarking if you are one of the top management executives of your organization?**

Benchmarking is a management techniques that enables a manager to compare the performance and characteristics of an enterprise or a unit or function within an enterprise, managed by him or her,…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What are the features of present day globalization?What are the features of present day…**

This is a very broad question because there are many features of this phenomenon. Economically, the main feature is the interconnectedness of the global economy. Cheap and reliable shipping and…

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**MATH**

**What number is less than 50 a multiple of 3 and is a square even number**

Let the number to be found be X. Now we know that: X is less than 50 X is a multiple of 3 X is an even square The square numbers lying below 50 which are even are 4, 16 and 36. Hence X is either of…

**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**What literary techniques are used in Great Expectations to create intensity and to enhance the…**

You might want to look at the setting of the glorious new life Pip is to lead in London. Of course, the way London is described and presented raises serious questions about the Great Expectations…

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**POETRY**

**What is the summary or paraphrasing of the poem ‘To India My Native Land’ by Henry Vivian Derozio ?**

Derozio’s poem is one that speaks to a love of the motherland and its unique qualities. It speaks of a nation that was free, prior to it being ruled by foreigners. Presumably, this is pre-…

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**BUSINESS**

**Discuss four different methods of costing along with their applicability to manufacturing…**

Costing is the process or activity of determining the costs incurred on various types of inputs used in the organization and apportioning these to different products and activities of a company….

**BUSINESS**

**Discuss why with financial accounting, the place of cost accounting is not relevant.**

Financial accounting is the basic accounting that provides the basic data base and foundation for cost accounting as well as for management accounting. However, Financial accounting by itself is…

**PRIDE AND PREJUDICE**

**Elizabeth says to Lady Catherine, “He is a gentleman, I am a gentleman’s daughter; so far we, are…**

Good question. Here are a couple of equalities between Elizabeth and Darcy. 1. They seem to be equal in intelligence and wit. Elizabeth is an “accomplished” young lady, yet she does not brag about…

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**HISTORY**

**Compare and contrast what you know of modern university courses of study with those of the first…**

I think that one primary difference was that there is a great diversity of course selection today than there was in the original European Universities. University course selection is much more…

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