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## My grandfather, who lost his short-term memory sometime during the first Eisenhower Administration, calls me into his study because he wants to tell me the story he’s never told anybody before again. . . . My grandfather slams the door and motions me to the chair in front of his desk. I’ll be thirteen in two weeks. “There’s something I want to tell you, son,” he says. “Something I’ve never told anybody. You think you’re ready? You think you’ve got the gumption?” “I think so.” “Think so?” “I know so, sir. I know I’ve got the gumption.” . . . “It was late,” he says. “Someone knocked on my stateroom door. I leaped up. In those days I slept in uniform—shoes, too.” My grandfather smiles. His face is so perfectly round that his smile looks like a gash in a basketball. I smile back. “Don’t smile,” he says. “Just because I’m smiling, don’t assume I couldn’t kill you right now. Know that about a man.” Source: Orner, Peter. “The Raft.” The Atlantic Online. The Atlantic Monthly Company, Apr. 2000. Web. 10 May 2011. Which point of view does the text use?

My grandfather, who lost his short-term memory sometime during the first Eisenhower Administration, calls me into his study because he wants to tell me the story he’s never told anybody before again. . . . My grandfather slams the door and motions me to the chair in front of his …

## What is the best description for the statement: He excelled at most sports, but for some reason basketball was his Achilles' heel.

What is the best description for the statement: He excelled at most sports, but for some reason basketball was his Achilles’ heel.

## A toy basketball hoop for toddlers has a diameter of 10 cm. A regulation basketball hoop has a diameter of 46 cm. Determine the scale factor for the diameter of the toddler size basketball hoop to the diameter of the regulation size basketball hoop. (round answer to two decimal places)

You need to determine the number of ways in which 30 competitors from 50 can qualify. First, you have to realize that the order is irrelevant, that is: it is the same competitor_1, competitor _2, competitor _3 than competitor_3, competitor_2, competitor_1, or any combination of those three competitors. So, the …

## Jim enjoys playing basketball. he figures that he makes about 50% of the field goals he attempts during a game. in this situation, we’ll say success occurs when jim makes an attempted field goal. what is the value of p?

The following equation of parabola is given: p(x)= – 5 x^2 + 240 x – 2475 where p(x) = y This is a standard form of the parabola. We need to convert this into vertex form of equation. The equation must be in the form: y – k = a (x …

## One hundred and fifty tickets were sold for a basketball match and \$560 was the total amount collected. adult tickets were sold at \$4.00 each and child tickets were sold at \$1.50 each. how many adult tickets and how many child tickets were sold?

Parallel lines…means ur equations will have the same slope and different y int’s. x – 2y = 8….-2y = -x + 8….y = 1/2x – 4…slope is 1/2, y int is -42x + 4y = 12…4y = -2x + 12….y = -1/2x + 3…slope is – 1/2, y int is …

## The average national basketball association player is over 6 feet tall. the average horse jockey is shorter than 5 1/2 feet tall. this is because height provides nba players with:

Answer: x > 2 Step-by-step explanation: Here, x represents the length of the poster, Since, width of the poster is 2 inches shorter than its length, ⇒ Width of the poster = ( x – 2 ) inches, Thus, the area of the poster = length × width, ⇒ A …

## The area behind the free throw line on a basketball court is a semicircle with a 6-foot radius. What is the area of the semicircle?

The basis to respond this question are: 1) Perpedicular lines form a 90° angle between them. 2) The product of the slopes of two any perpendicular lines is – 1. So, from that basic knowledge you can analyze each option: a.Lines s and t have slopes that are opposite reciprocals. …

## If you become skillful at basketball because your friends encourage you to play and you have practiced a lot, your behavior is influenced primarily by __________. if you are good at basketball mainly because you are very tall, as have been all of the members of your family for generations, your behavior is influenced primarily by __________.

Answer: The answer is C. In order to carefully control conditions and confirm or disconfirm a hypothesis about the causes of behavior, one must perform an experiment. Explanation: Experimental research allows the researcher to control all the variables in order to create the conditions that can confirm or disconfirm a …

## Elie wants to join the basketball team, so he has started running on the weekends to build up his stamina. He monitors his heart rate and finds that he is often reaching 180 bpm, but his target heart rate zone is between 142 and 175 bpm. what should Elie do to improve his workout ?

Individuals eliminate alcohol from their bodies at an approximate rate of .015 BAL per hour. Correct answer: C Once alcohol has entered your bloodstream, your body will begin to metabolize it at a rate of 20 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) per hour. Despite the fact that alcohol is metabolized at …

## George gets heavily into basketball and the debating team during adolescence in order to deal with some of his unruly hormonal impulses. Freud would say he’s employing a defense mechanism called

Answer: In order to change electrical power, current or voltage or both current and voltage should be changed. for changing mechanical power, work or time or both should be change Explanation: Electrical power We know that electrical power is given by following equation therefore, power depends on current and voltage …

## Allen could feel the sweat pouring off his body as he glanced at the clock. The noise in the gym was deafening and it felt as if he was dribbling in slow motion. But he knew he had to make the shot. At the buzzer, he jumped up and released the ball from his fingertips, and the crowd held its breath as they watched it spin around and around the rim. Finally the ball dropped through the net and the Stallion fans cheered wildly. Which provides the BEST conclusion to this narrative paragraph? A) He had won the game for his team. B) The opposing team was disappointed. C) The next game would be even tougher. D) Basketball is Allen’s favorite sport.

Answer: The correct answer is D. Washington Irving’s stories can best be categorized as romantic gothic literature. Explanation: Washington Irving was an American writer of Romanticism. Under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, in 1809 he published a parodic heroic poem, History of New York. In 1815 he traveled to England, where, …