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Unlike most poets of the time, who wrote in the everyday language and was credited with the Humanist movement? A.Christine de Pizan B.Francesco Petrarch C.Niccolo Machiavelli D.Sir Thomas More

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Unlike most poets of the time, who wrote in the everyday language and was credited with the Humanist movement? A.Christine de Pizan B.Francesco Petrarch C.Niccolo Machiavelli D.Sir Thomas More

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When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." Which words in the passage support King’s purpose of making listeners believe that they deserve equality? Check all that apply. “architects” “magnificent” “heir” “promise” “guaranteed” “concerned”

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When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” Which words in the passage support King’s purpose of making listeners believe that they deserve equality? Check all that apply. “architects” “magnificent” “heir” “promise” “guaranteed” “concerned”

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Central idea: Utopians strive to make gold and silver less valuable. Which statement provides a critique of the central idea? The Utopians use gold to make chains and earrings for enslaved people. To show their disinterest in gold, Utopians drink from earthen cups. It is a waste to use gold for everyday purposes, because it is hard to find. Thomas More wrote during a time when gold was highly valued.

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Correct answer choice is :

C) It is a waste to use gold for everyday purposes, because it is hard to find.

Explanation:

An utopia is an assumed community or society that maintains highly beneficial or nearly perfect conditions for its citizens. The opposition of a utopia is a dystopia. One could also say that a utopia is an ideal place that has been planned so there are no problems. In many cultures, societies, and religions, there is some story or fantasy of a different past when humankind lived in a modest and simplistic state, but at the same time one of perfect happiness and fulfillment.

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Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star Spangled Banner" while witnessing

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Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner” while witnessing

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Who wrote The Crucible

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Who wrote The Crucible

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Which correctly analyze why nationalism developed in 19th century Europe? A.Ethnic Groups galvanized around the idea of a single nation in opposition to Napoleons conquest B.French Nationalism that followed the French revolution provided an example for other people in Europe . C.The growth of the Austro-Hugarian Empire and the ottoman empire Gave nations a sense on pride D.Some enlightenment Philosophers Wrote about and encouraged the growth of national self determination HELP AsAP Pick 2 answer choices !

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The Reformation actually started after Columbus’s landing in North America. 

Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 was forced on Spain and Portugal by the Pope. The Pope basically said that all lands in the New World belonged to Spain and all new non-Christian lands in the Eastern Hemisphere belong to Portugal. No other Catholic countries can do anything in those areas without the approval of the owner. 

The pope basically drew two lines on the globe setting the border. The western line started at the north pole cut half way through Greenland and ended at the south pole. The new world was everything to the west. Problem is that it ran through a chunk of Brazil which is why Brazil is an ex-Portuguese colony. 

The Eastern line starts at the North Pole runs through siberia, through the pacific just west of Japan, and cuts Australia in half. Of course, Australia hadn’t been discovered yet. Everything to the the east of this line is the new world. 

Obviously, this treaty didn’t hold up well, but the reformation gave the protestant countries an excuse to explore the new world since they didn’t have to take orders from the Pope. Even so, France, a catholic country, ignored it too. 

Really, the only country that was effected by the reformation in the exploration of the Americas was England. All the other countries, changed their religion once and then went to war with the nearest catholic country. Sweden became Lutheran and stayed that way. The Dutch Republic became Calvinists and stayed that way. 

England kept switching. First it was Catholic. Then, Henry VIII made it protestant. Then, Henry’s daughter Mary I made it catholic again. Henry’s other daughter Elizabeth I (with the two hit movies) made it Protestant again. 

Years latter, Oliver Cromwell over through the monarchy, executed the King Charles I, and established a Protestant fundamentalist religious military dictatorship. He outlawed drinking,smoking, gambling, theater, dirty books, sports, prostitution, and anything generally fun. He would have made Saudi Arabia proud. Basically, all you could do is work, pray, and die. Sex was allowed for creating children, but you couldn’t enjoy it. 

When Cromwell died, the people of England said enough was enough and brought back the King. Charles II kicked out the fundamentalists and brought back drinking, smoking, gambling, dirty books, sports, prostitution, and having fun during sex. Incidentally, those were also all his hobbies. 

This brings us to the famous Pilgrims. They were part of Cromwell’s crowd. They kept agitating a return to the no-fun policy. They annoyed everybody. They weren’t persecuted for practicing their religion, they were persecuted because they kept trying to force their religion on everyone else. Sort of like Southern Baptists. 

Charles II was the most easy going monarch in British history. Do realize how annoying you have to be to get him to throw you out. 

Charles’s brother James II was obsessed with turning Great Britain catholic again. After four years of trying, they kicked him and his followers out. 

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In at least 100 words, describe some of the ways Whitman addressed the topic of “America” in his poetry. How did his exploration of this topic influence the way he wrote his poetry?

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Here are a few pointers; hope this is useful)

Ovation-by definition- is show of appreciation from an audience, for a person’s accomplishments or flaw.

“Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world.”

A person’s accomplishment could be how they made a positive change in this world, strong leadership- that makes them a effective leader or simply helping others. A person’s flaw- mistakes in life, sin or even guilt should also be considered an appreciation- an ovation for representing mankind’s flaw and that humanity makes mistakes, fulfilling at least one deadly sin such as greed, lust, selfishness etc.

Thus, regardless of a person’s achievement or flaw- a person deserves an applause for, not the least, living in this society and this world that we are all living together and dying together.

That was just the introduction.. the best part is yet to come.. now it’s your turn!!

Here are other pointers to talk about in your essay:

Shakespeare’s famous line “All the World’s a stage. That agrees with your line: “Everybody deserves a standing ovation…”

Shakespeare explains that men and women are like players: they live, and die, some being celebrated and some forever living in solitude till their death. Shakespeare states the world is a “stage” which symbolizes that mankind is in its peak. The world is changing everyday: little by little and humanity is falling behind.
Due to our world turning into machinery: factories, an automotive future: where humans only job to live (entrance) and to die (exit) the famous humans remembered and the flawed not recalled.

This is according to Shakespeare’s imagery.

I don’t know what grade your in, but I think simplifying Shakespeare’s word of mouth in your essay would be handy and useful as it has strong references of your quote, and agrees strongly in your essay.

Hope this helps 🙂

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Which of the following was a group that wrote a reconstruction policy to guarantee African American equality

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Here are the following effects of loose money and tight
money policies on the actions being listed.

A. A loose money policy
is usually implemented as an effort to encourage economic growth.
This can lead to inflation when uncontrolled. The effects are:

1. Borrowing becomes easy

2. Consumer buys more

3. Since more people are willing to buy,
businesses expand

4. Employment rate increases due to
expansion of businesses

5. Since more people are employed, thus
production also increases

 

B. A tight money policy is a course of action to restrict spending
in an economy that is growing too quickly or to hold back inflation when it is
rising too fast. This can lead to recession when uncontrolled. The
effects are:

1. Borrowing becomes difficult

2. Consumer buys less

3. Since people don’t have a lot of
money, business don’t expand

4. Unemployment rate increases due to businesses
slowing down

5. Production decreases

 

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Every day Carla sets aside time to work on the novel she is writing. Carla wrote 2 manuscript pages in 5 hours. If she keeps writing at this rate, how many pages will she write in 12.5 hours

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3 hours.          

Step-by-step explanation:

Let x be the time taken by shoe repairman to repair one pair.

We have been given that his assistant, who takes twice as long to repair a pair of shoes. So time taken by his assistant to repair one pair of shoes would be 2x.

The number of pair of shoes repaired by repairman in one hour would be frac{1}{x}.

The number of pair of shoes repaired by assistant in one hour would be frac{1}{2x}.

We have been given that together they can fix 16 pairs of shoes in an eight-hour day. We can represent this information in an equation as:

frac{1}{x}+frac{1}{2x}=frac{8}{16}

frac{1}{x}+frac{1}{2x}=frac{1}{2}

Let us have a common denominator.

frac{2*1}{2*x}+frac{1}{2x}=frac{1}{2}

frac{2}{2x}+frac{1}{2x}=frac{1}{2}

frac{2+1}{2x}=frac{1}{2}

frac{3}{2x}=frac{1}{2}  

Upon cross multiplying our equation we will get,

2x*1=3*2

2x=3*2

frac{2x}{2}=frac{3*2}{2}

x=3

Therefore, it take 3 hours for the repairman to fix one pair of shoes by himself.

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Who wrote petitions to the British parliament and launch a sugar boycott in their effect to abolish slavery

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Who wrote petitions to the British parliament and launch a sugar boycott in their effect to abolish slavery

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In 1790, george washington wrote in a letter "my station is new and if i may use the expression i walk on untrodden ground." what was he talking about

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In 1790, george washington wrote in a letter “my station is new and if i may use the expression i walk on untrodden ground.” what was he talking about

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Using the side-splitter theorem, Daniel wrote a proportion for the segments formed by line segment DE. What is EC? 2 units 2.4 units 3 units 3.75 units

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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.

TRUE. Tha comes the number 2 basic condition for the perpendicular lines.

slope_1 * slope_2 = – 1 => slope_1 = – 1 / slope_2, which is what opposite reciprocals means.

b.Lines s and t have the same slope.

FALSE. We have already stated the the slopes are opposite reciprocals.

c.The product of the slopes of s and t is equal to -1

TRUE: that is one of the basic statements that you need to know and handle.

d.The lines have the same steepness.

FALSE: the slope is a measure of steepness, so they have different steepness.

e.The lines have different y intercepts.

FALSE: the y intercepts may be equal or different. For example y = x + 2 and y = -x + 2 are perpendicular and both have the same y intercept, 2.

f.The lines never intersect.

FALSE: perpendicular lines always intersept (in a 90° angle).

g.The intersection of s and t forms right angle.

TRUE: right angle = 90°.

h.If the slope of s is 6, the slope of t is -6

FALSE. – 6 is not the opposite reciprocal of 6. The opposite reciprocal of 6 is – 1/6.

So, the right choices are a, c and g.

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The Second Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from England and wrote the document called the:

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The winds of revolution sweeping Egypt today aren’t the first that have ravaged that nation.

Most history textbooks open with a description of ancient Egypt as a towering civilization that, for more than a millennium, led mankind’s intellectual, political and cultural advancement. Each year, millions of visitors marvel at the pyramids jutting from Egypt’s dunes, at the mummified remains of the ancient pharaohs, and at Egypt’s mountains of other artifacts and relics—all testimony to the power the civilization once held.

But perhaps the most striking facet of Egyptian history is its precipitous fall.

Modern-day Egyptians, after all, are not descended from those ancient societies that constructed the Giza Pyramid Complex, the Great Sphinx, and other momentous structures. They have no connection to the early dynastic peoples that pioneered new frontiers in science, mathematics and art, and that once dominated the civilized world. Today’s Egypt is inhabited and ruled by Arabs; before that it was under British control; before that it was controlled by various Muslim peoples, including the Ottomans; before that it was the Romans; before that the Greeks; and before that the Persians.

Egypt has resurfaced intermittently in the past 2,500 years of world history,but always as the territory of a foreign nation or empire. What happened toancient Egypt—the unique and independent civilization established by the pharaohs, the nation that once reigned over mankind? That Egypt has clearly vanished.

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Read the following excerpt from a biography on Mark Twain and answer the question. Samuel Langhorn Clemens, Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. The experience of his life prepared him as a writer, an American writer. He worked as a printer, then apprenticed himself as a river pilot on the Mississippi, and eventually became one of the best. He worked at mining activities in Nevada. In 1862, he took a position on the Virginia City Enterprise where he first used the name Mark Twain, which was a riverboat pilot expression. He went to the West Coast and worked for a while on the San Francisco newspaper, Morning Call. After leaving there, he went to Calaveras County to try his hand at mining. In 1865, he was asked by Artemus Ward to write a humorous sketch. He signed it “Mark Twain,” and his reputation began on the eastern seaboard. In 1866, he was sent by the Sacramento Union to Hawaii. Unexpectedly, in 1867, he sailed abroad and wrote letters that were to become the book, The Innocents Abroad. With that book, he became the most famous humorist of his time. In July 1869, The Innocents Abroad was published. On February 2, 1870, he married Olivia Langdon. What is the best way to describe the language used in this excerpt? A. informal language B. formal language C. critical language D. objective language

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Hey there!

Correct answer is D. Comma or Period Inside Rule

A. Question mark or exclamation point inside: those are not really necessary.

B. Colon or semicolon: not, a semicolon would divide the whole sentence and it would be shorten; a colon would work but after requested, when there is already a comma.

C. Question mark or Exclamation Point Outside Rule: would not work, becase it is an very polite and affirmative sentence.

D: A comma or period inside rule: actually, just a comma would work. Please, Cooper’s dad requested, go… Cooper’s dad requested must be in between commas as it is a vocative.

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Southern gothic authors wrote about the darker side of Southern society and the ways _____ caused it to crumble. A. The Reconstruction Era B. The Civil War C. The Economic Depression D.None of the above

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Answer:

Your answer would be that the correct version of the sentence is the following one: My brother took out the garbage, and Motehr was very happy.

Explanation:

You should capitalize words such as Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Grandmother, Son, Daughter when they are used in place of the person’s name. What is more, you should not capitalize them when they follow possessive pronouns (my, your, his, her, our). In the sentence above, Mother is capitalized because it is not preceded by any pronoun, while brother is not because it follows the possessive pronoun my.

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What was unique about Chaucer’s poem Canterbury Tales? a) Even though the poem was dark and depressing, it was very well liked by people in the Middle Ages. b)He used a framing device that involved pilgrims telling each other’s humorous stories in the book. c)He wrote the poem from a first person point of view, which had not been done before in English. d) The poem was a ballad and was sung in English even though it was written in the late Middle Ages.

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Answer:

C) Nations begin to rely on each other for things they cannot produce themselves.

Explanation:

Globalization can lead to interdependence among nations. One of the most common ways in which this happens is through free trade. When two countries trade, they exchange goods and services. If the relationship is long and stable enough, the population can come to rely on the other country’s goods, which might not be produced in their country, or might be produced at a much higher price.

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What was Lincoln alluding to (using an Allusion) when he wrote, “It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces…” in his speech?

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Since a tiny tender child of four,
There’s nothing that I dreamt of more,
Than to jump aboard a great big ship,
A telescope, a map, a sword, by my hip,
To feel the sea breeze in my hair,
To stroke my parrot on the wood chair,
To be bold and brave and happy as can be,
To trek and travel and sail the seven seas.

8 lines. Rhyme scheme aabbccdd. If I managed to write that in about 4 minutes, you could write something much better and longer in like 30 minutes. You can use my rubbish poem as inspiration lol. Good luck X

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Read this statement again: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” In a Word document, identify why this statement is more true today than it was when the framers first wrote it. Give at least 3 examples to back your explanation.

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1. We are all free and equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.

2. Don’t discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.

3. The right to life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.

4. No slavery – past, and present. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.

5. No Torture. Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.

6. We all have the same right to use the law. I am a person just like you!

7. We are all protected by the law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.

8. Fair treatment by fair courts. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.

9. No unfair detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without a good reason and keep us there or to send us away from our country.

10. The right to trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.

11. Innocent until proven guilty. Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true.

12. The right to privacy. Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters or bother us or our family without a good reason.

13. Freedom to move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.

14. The right to asylum. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.

15. The right to a nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.

16. Marriage and family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.

17. Your own things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.

18. Freedom of thought. We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.

19. Free to say what you want. We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.

20. Meet where you like. We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.

21. The right to democracy. We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.

22. The right to social security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and child care, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.

23. Workers’ rights. Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.

24. The right to play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.

25. A bed and some food. We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.

26. The right to education. Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.

27. Culture and copyright. Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that “art,” science and learning bring.

28. A free and fair world. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.

29. Our responsibilities. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.

30. Nobody can take away these rights and freedoms from us.

I’m unsure of what you were asking for specifically.

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A songwriter who wrote two songs in 1952 (songa and songb) died in 1997. in 2047, songa will enter the public domain, but songb will not enter the public domain until 2067. what is the most likely reason why songa will enter the public domain before songb

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A songwriter who wrote two songs in 1952 (songa and songb) died in 1997. in 2047, songa will enter the public domain, but songb will not enter the public domain until 2067. what is the most likely reason why songa will enter the public domain before songb

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Which musician wrote the song "the times they are a changin" which became an anthem of the 1960s counterculture movement

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Which musician wrote the song “the times they are a changin” which became an anthem of the 1960s counterculture movement

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Wrote a story about a submarine before invented

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Wrote a story about a submarine before invented

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Shanti wrote the predicted values for a data set using the line of best fit y = 2.55x – 3.15. She computed two of the residual values. What are the values of a and b? a = 0.4 and b = –0.15 a = –0.4 and b = 0.15 a = 8.6 and b = 14.25 a = –8.6 and b = –14.25

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My fist step to solving this question would be to find the mid-point of the given line. 

The mid point of (4,1) and (2,-5) is (3,-2). The mid point is where the perpendicular bisector connects or bisects the given segment. 

My second step would be to graph the two given points and to connect them, forming a line. This way, I would know the slope of the line and then I would be able to find the slope of the perpendicular bisector, since the slope for perpendicular lines is the opposite reciprocal of the given line.

In doing this, I discovered that the slope of the segment with the given endpoints is 3 which means that the slope of the perpendicular bisector will be -1/3.

So, so far we’ve got a point of intersection and a slope which is all we need to formulate the equation of the line that we are looking for.

In the end, our answer will be y= -1/3x – 1.

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Jim used his debit card to withdraw $35 from the ATM. Then, he wrote a check for $8.00. Which equation represents the total amount of money deducted from Jim’s account for these two transactions?

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Answer:

The equation for a sine curve with amplitude 2 and a period 4π radians is y=2sin,(frac{x}{2}).

Step-by-step explanation:

We have to write the Equation of Sine function with amplitude 2 and period 4π.

We know the equation of normal sine function with amplitude 1 and period 2π is as follows

y = sin(x)

We use the transformation of sine function.

To increase or decrease the amplitude we multiply the constant with normal sine function.

So, To increase the amplitude to 2

we have function , y = 2 × sin(x) = 2sin(x)

Now to have a period of 4π we divide the angle of sine function by 2

We get,

y=2sin,(frac{x}{2})

Therefore, The equation for a sine curve with amplitude 2 and a period 4π radians is y=2sin,(frac{x}{2})

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Muhammad wrote the Qur'an himself, based on his revelations from Allah. true or false

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Muhammad wrote the Qur’an himself, based on his revelations from Allah. true or false

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Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. O. Henry’s short story “The Cop and the Anthem” is both funny and sad. B. Amigo Brothers has been included in this collection of short stories. C. They enjoyed reading Thank You, M’am, a short story by Langston Hughes. D. “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto is a short story about the first day of school. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. In 1883, the “Orient Express” began railroad trips from Paris to Istanbul. B. I have a ticket for the Crescent passenger train, which will take me all the way to New Orleans. C. The “Flying Scotsman” was a luxury express train with a restaurant and a cinema coach. D. Beginning in 1936, the Super Chief passenger train ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. As Mom cooks breakfast, she hums one of her favorite songs, Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’. B. My baby brother already knows songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” C. I really like that song called “Do You Believe in Magic?” D. Dad makes me laugh when he sings the Elvis Presley song “Hound Dog.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Even though it made him sad, he enjoyed reading Hans Christian Andersen’s short story The Little Match Girl. B. In April 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. C. Here is the current issue of the magazine Sports Illustrated for Kids. D. The main newspaper in New Orleans is called “The Times-Picayune.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. My little brother just saw the movie “101 Dalmatians” for the first time. B. This sports magazine has a funny article titled “Top Ten Team Mascots.” C. In the chorus concert, we’re singing the song titled Don’t Fence Me In. D. The first spacecraft to travel to Saturn was the Pioneer 11 in 1979. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. I really enjoyed reading Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. B. Who painted “Starry Night,” Van Gogh or Cezanne? C. Suzanne recited Winter Time, a short poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. D. My parents saw the Metropolitan Opera Company perform The Magic Flute on Saturday night. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Clément Ader piloted his steam-engine powered airplane named “Éole.” B. I don’t read all the newspaper, but I do read the editorials in the Washington Post. C. Ms. Franz recommends Walter Lord’s book titled “A Night to Remember.” D. One of Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures is the Pieta. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Vanessa looked up several articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association. B. I get a peaceful feeling when I look at Monet’s painting titled Water Lilies. C. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a play that has been made into a movie and an opera. D. I was inspired by the story told in this book, “Washington at Valley Forge.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote the music for the Broadway play The Sound of Music. B. My favorite song from the musical is Do-Re-Mi, which is sung by Maria and all of the von Trapp children. C. The musical is based on Maria von Trapp’s book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. D. The Academy Award for Best Picture in 1965 went to the musical movie “The Sound of Music.”

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March 4, 1933, was perhaps the Great Depression’s darkest hour. The stock market had plunged 85% from its high in 1929, and nearly one-fourth of the workforce was unemployed. In the cities, jobless men were lining up for soup and bread. In rural areas, farmers whose land was being foreclosed were talking openly of revolution. The crowd that gathered in front of the Capitol that day to watch Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Inauguration had all but given up on America. They were, a reporter observed, “as silent as a group of mourners around a grave.”
Roosevelt’s Inaugural Address was a pitch-perfect combination of optimism (“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”), consolation (the nation’s problems “concern, thank God, only material things”) and resolve (“This nation asks for action, and action now”). The speech won rave reviews. Even the rock-ribbed Republican Chicago Tribune lauded its “dominant note of courageous confidence.” F.D.R. had buoyed the spirits of the American people — and nearly 500,000 of them wrote to him at the White House in the following week to tell him so.
Hours after the Inauguration, Roosevelt made history in a more behind-the-scenes way. He gathered his Cabinet in his White House office and had Justice Benjamin Cardozo swear them in as a group, the first time that had ever been done. F.D.R. joked that he was doing it so they could “receive an extra day’s pay,” but the real reason was that he wanted his team to get to work immediately.
And that team came through brilliantly. In the next 100 days — O.K., 105, but who’s counting? — his Administration shepherded 15 major bills through Congress. It was the most intense period of lawmaking ever undertaken by Congress — a “presidential barrage of ideas and programs,” historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. observed, “unlike anything known to American history.”

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