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math
The largest integer that is not the sum of two or more different primes?
September 30, 2007

math
The Pythagorean masculine marriage number?
September 30, 2007

mathematics
I bet no one knows.
September 29, 2007

math
Use Google as a converter. These queries: 45 grams in milligrams (or '45g in mg') 3.7m in cm 2.34kilolitres in litres etc. Will all convert for you.
September 28, 2007

Algebra 1
4n-2+7n=20 First, we can combine the like terms 4n and 7n to get: 11n - 2 = 20 Then, add two to both sides: 11n = 22 Then, divide both sides by 11: n = 2
September 27, 2007

science
An experiment of your own is generally a reliable way to support or disprove your hypothesis, but if you don't have time or resources for it you could search for similar experiments or Google to see if there's anything written about our ability to locate stimuli ...
September 27, 2007

spanish HELP HELP
I'm having trouble making sense of the first sentence, maybe because I'm tired, but I think 'le' is correct. In 2, the waiter, being not the direct object but affected by the subject's actions on the DO, is the indirect object, and le is correct. In 3, as ...
September 26, 2007

math
Yvonne drove 11/2 hours to get to the airport. She arrived at 12.10A.M What time did she leave for the airport? Should she have lunch at the airport? why?
September 26, 2007

Reading
I believe that's the one. It may be dozed is to napped, but IMO you're likely correct.
September 26, 2007

Reading
Slipping leads to or is a lesser form of falling. What word pair matches that?
September 26, 2007

math
Associative property -- however a group of terms is arranged, their sum remains the same.
September 26, 2007

language arts
The verb they've given you is wrong; you need to find the correct form of it. Present: Speak. Past: Spoke. Past participle: Spoken. I speak, I spoke, I have spoken. If it's used with a helping verb such as 'have', it's likely a past participle. The ...
September 26, 2007

spanish
Whoops, thanks. XD
September 26, 2007

spanish
It'd be "a la una y media" just as in "es la una..." unless I've forgotten and am doing it wrong. I haven't had to tell time in Spanish outside of classes, funnily enough, so I could have made a mistake.
September 26, 2007

spanish
To indicate the time at which something happens, use "a la..." or "a las..." as in: La clase comenza a la una y media y termina a las dos y catorce -- The class begins at 1:30 and ends at 2:14.
September 26, 2007

division
The result of the operation. In 8/2 = 4, 4 is the quotient.
September 26, 2007

Reading
A paw is part of a cat. What pair of those choices fits the same description?
September 26, 2007

science
As far as I know, height is an object's distance from the immediate ground (the distance of the top of a flagpole from the ground below) whereas elevation is the height of an object or area of land above sea level.
September 26, 2007

Algebra
(y^5)^3(y^3)^2/(y^4)^4 Power of a power: When an exponent has an exponent, both are multiplied and applied to the base of the first. Example: (y^5)^3 = (y^15) When multiplying terms with exponents, the exponents are added: (y^15)(y^6) = (y^21) When dividing, they're ...
September 26, 2007

computers
n. Data entered into a computer; v. To enter data into a computer (as I am by typing).
September 25, 2007

Grammar -- subject-verb agreement
Thankya. :o
September 25, 2007

Grammar -- subject-verb agreement
We're to choose the appropriate verb for the subject El oh el, I fail; I meant pronoun.
September 25, 2007

Grammar -- subject-verb agreement
Oh, I was doing it wrong, looking at the surrounding context and not the subject it was related to, wasn't I? Thanks.
September 25, 2007

Grammar -- subject-verb agreement
"Susannah Wheatley, wife of slaveholder John wheatley, took great interest in Phillis's education, and it was (she/her) who taught Phillis how to read and write English." We're to choose the appropriate verb for the subject (Susannah Wheatley), but I'm ...
September 25, 2007

math
I'm glad to hear it worked out alright. :D
September 25, 2007

math
It's not usual for some people to feel overwhelmed by such an open-ended assignment -- I was often confused when I wasn't told exactly what I was to do (I worried that I'd do it wrong, maybe?). If it were me, I might go for a poster, and come up with creative ways ...
September 25, 2007

algebra 1
Are you supposed to solve for something?
September 24, 2007

Robinson
> is greater than. A good analogy is to imagine that the greater/lesser than sign is a mouth that always turns to eat the larger value. 1 < 2 -- One is less than two; the gluttonous mouth wants the bigger one, of course. ;)
September 24, 2007

French
The first should be "Parlez-vous francais?"; the other two seem correct from my knowledge of Romance languages, but I don't speak much French and you should wait for someone who does to clarify.
September 24, 2007

Business
I would list essential services such as medical care and food service (welfare of sorts?), but it seems largely up to opinion.
September 24, 2007

English
This alone do I abominate – that this confession has been subjected to the despotism and extortion of the pontiffs. To clarify: "This alone do I abominate: that this confession has been subjected to the despotism and extortion of the pontiffs." It seems to be ...
September 24, 2007

science
What are the four chemical building blocks of cells?
September 18, 2007

riddle help please
Have you worn a wool sweater?
September 17, 2007

Social Studies repost for Tiffany
A slave counted as 3/5 of a person.
September 17, 2007

MATH
Colinears, according to Google search "define:colinear" are vectors which lie along the same straight line. I don't know anything about this so I can't explain further but that may help.
September 17, 2007

Biology
Styrofoam and toothpicks?
September 17, 2007

science
x in one half hour equals 2x in one hour; 20km:30mins::40km:60mins.
September 17, 2007

SAT -English
I see, thanks. It looks like it might also be possible to use 'toward' (if I'm right in thinking the definition 'in regard to' is in use here) and it does Sound Right but I never see that. I liked English more when I didn't think about it.
September 17, 2007

SAT -English
What's funny is that I don't know /why/. I always see 'with' used here, but have no clue why it is that way. Does anyone know if it has a reason for not being 'for' or 'of' instead, or is it just arbitrary?
September 17, 2007

SAT -English
It should be 'with'.
September 17, 2007

need an answer checked
Looks all right to me.
September 17, 2007

science
63/2.7 = x cubic centimeters
September 17, 2007

Canterbury Tales
Project Gutenberg (Google it) has free plain text e-books. Search for 'canterbury' in the sidebar. They seem to have it there.
September 17, 2007

math
solve the equation 3=4tan(2x+Pi/6) for x
September 17, 2007

algebra
x - (2x - 8) = 11 Distribute: x - 2x + 8 = 11 Simplify: -x + 8 = 11; solve for x then plug it back in to get the second number.
September 15, 2007

riddle
Try to find a copy of the Ten Commandments of the Christian bible, and see what is said to come before God. Think also of something you can eat that will eventually kill you, that also meets the other criteria (rich people need it and poor people don't). It's a riddle...
September 13, 2007

Math
Google query 'online calculator' returns quite a few of them.
September 13, 2007

Spanish
I think that "Hizo pedazos de los coches" might be what you need, as it would transliterate into "It made pieces of the cars" rather than "It made pieces the cars", but "hizo pedazos [noun]" could be idiomatic or not necessarily ...
September 13, 2007

Science
Sand and other substances that will not dissolve in water.
September 13, 2007

Survey
If you could name a song/band/anything else what would you name it? Thanks for the cooperation!!
September 12, 2007

unscramble
Google "anagram generator" and try there. Maybe someone will come along with methods of doing it yourself. I'm rubbish at things like this so can't help you there. :P
September 11, 2007

s.s
A manor was, in medieval England, an agricultural estate owned by the lord of the manor, in part leased to and farmed by tenants. I've seen it used to refer to a mansion or similarly large house, but not a castle.
September 11, 2007

English
Can you post some examples?
September 11, 2007

English
What do you mean? I can't decide whether you want to parse a sentence or decrypt something.
September 11, 2007

science
100,000 what? One mL = 1/1000 litres; 1,000 microlitres (µl) and 1,000,000 nanolitres (nl), but there's no prefix that results from 1 ml converted into another measure of litres.
September 11, 2007

Science
Meniscus. (Measure at the bottom of it.)
September 11, 2007

English
Neither. ô.o If anything, it's assonance.
September 11, 2007

English
On second thought, I was too focused on "Look, there's a rhyme, probably not assonance" to notice: Let in said pin Where, depending on pronunciation, you could get the same (or close to the same) eh sound in each word, as well as 'the'. I'm not sure, ...
September 11, 2007

English
I don't think so. There's a rhyme (in/pin) but no assonance (repeated vowel sounds; think alliteration with vowels).
September 11, 2007

English
If you haven't already read them, I recommend Watership Down (Richard Adams), pretty much anything by George Orwell that catches your eye (especially "1984"), and Fahrenheit 451. If you like fantasy, David and Leigh Eddings have some good books; my favorites were...
September 11, 2007

English
I think the only words that take no articles (a/an/the) ever are proper nouns ("A Cindy"; "The Canada"). Mass nouns or noncountable nouns such as furniture and data can't be expressed as "A [noun]" but as "A [unit] of [noun]", as in...
September 11, 2007

Grammar
True, and that's why people learning foreign languages, especially without practising it as it's actually used by living in a region that speaks the language, may never reach the fluency a native speaker has. It almost discourages me from learning them. :P Thanks for ...
September 11, 2007

Grammar
(I have no formal education on the subject but have recently begun studying linguistics and can't help wondering why I do certain things in language and whether they're incorrect/awkward/perfectly fine).
September 11, 2007

Grammar
Thanks, all. Ms. Sue: Is "I did try" any different from "I tried"? It seems to insist that I /did/ try, rather than inform that I tried with no especial emphasis, but is it gramatically different?
September 11, 2007

Grammar
It's a personal narrative, actually; I shouldn't have called it an essay. It isn't meant to be overly formal so I'm allowing myself a bit of looseness but not all-out incorrectness in grammar, if you see what I mean.
September 11, 2007

Grammar
Is it disallowed or simply awkward to write in the order SUBJECT VERB, as in "Try I did, but to no avail"? Also, I can't figure out what role 'did' plays in this sentence but I'm quite sure it's necessary. Is it there only to assert the past tense...
September 11, 2007

We don't do YOUR WORK
We can be courteous and nice. I personally consider it more of a detriment for a student (which I am as well; stop with the "wah, you can't relate to me" business) to be given any answers. I know you hate this by now, but that won't fly in the Real World. We ...
September 11, 2007

We don't do YOUR WORK
Hear, hear.
September 11, 2007

social studies
Find a world map and pick four large, not-landlocked bodies of salt water which make up large parts of the earth's water. Google's your friend. Hint: Pacific is one.
September 10, 2007

math
Wow, this is a rather popular question. See jiskha(.)com/display.cgi?id=1188941103
September 10, 2007

english
Crackle.
September 10, 2007

this isn't actually for school! just interesting.
I tend to believe only what I can see [evidence of]; this includes intangible but proven things such as physical laws. Lacking a belief in anything which is not readily proven, I have no reason to not believe that anything I think to be real is real.
September 10, 2007

Literature
I would choose option 1 (not out of any knowledge in the subject but out of common sense telling me that children aren't going to ask for a story because it's Integral To My Development, but because they like learning, like the story, and like avoiding whatever else it...
September 10, 2007

grammar
As far as I know, primrose isn't a compound noun. I suppose War would depend on what's meant by it -- may be the simple definition of a war (a conflict) in which case I would say it's concrete, but don't take my word for it; or it could refer to the idea of war...
September 9, 2007

Math 11
I suppose you could change it to 31*10^4; it's all I can think to do here.
September 9, 2007

Language Arts ...Writing
No, that's the passive voice. In the active voice, the subject of the verb performs an action; e.g., "He killed the President". In the passive voice, the subject of the verb receives the action; e.g., "The President was killed". Or, "Accidents are ...
September 9, 2007

science(chem)
Definitions of distribution coefficient on the Web: The quantity of a solute sorbed by a solid, per unit weight of solid, divided by the quantity of the solute dissolved in the water per unit volume of water. The distribution coefficient is characteristic of the solute and the...
September 8, 2007

math
(-12) - ((-17) / (-23)) - (-23) = 10.2608696 Google will perform calculations like this. Just type it into the search field.
September 8, 2007

Science
"Independent variables are those that are manipulated whereas dependent variables are only measured or registered. This distinction appears terminologically confusing to many because, as some students say, "all variables depend on something." However, once you ...
September 6, 2007

English
Thankya. :D
September 6, 2007

English
Should be: "We buy windows to keep an eye on the wind. We also use them to keep heat in when it's cold outside." If you're to really optimize it: "We buy windows to keep an eye on the wind and to keep heat in when it's cold outside." By is a ...
September 6, 2007

Math
You can guess and check -- play high-low by picking numbers and squaring them until you zero in on the correct one, or use the algorithm explained in the third Google result for 'calculate square root' entitled 'calculate square root without a calculator.
September 6, 2007

Algebra
To find the result of an expression; e.g., to evaluate 5*5 results in 25.
September 6, 2007

science
XD Scratch redundancy.
September 6, 2007

science
End point is the point in a titration (Google: 'define:titration') at which a sudden physical change occurs, such as a change in the colour of pH indicator, occurs.
September 6, 2007

biology
Cytoplasm, projected to form a pseudopod. Google "dictyostelida"; first entry is an encyclopedia entry on the phylum of cellular slime molds.
September 6, 2007

biology
what might happen is food passes to slowly through the colon?
September 5, 2007

biology
Um. ô.o Blood's not a tissue.
September 5, 2007

biology
what type of tissue is blood?
September 5, 2007

math
Google: "X units1 in X units2" converts X in units1 to X in units2; example: 1,000,000 seconds in years returns: 1 000 000 seconds = 0.0316887646 years That's a bit strange, so convert to smaller units: 0.0316887646 years = 1.65343915 weeks 1.65343915 weeks = 11....
September 5, 2007

Algebra
An easier way that I hadn't remembered is to move the decimal point (in 4.5 in this example) to the left (negative) or right (positive) for the value of the exponent (we moved left 3 here).
September 5, 2007

Algebra
(Note: Exponentiation can be expressed with a carat before the exponent: 3*10^2) 4.5 * 10^-3 (/negative/ third) is .0045. You've got the sign wrong is all. Just follow order of operations (exponent, then multiply that product by the other term) to get the others.
September 5, 2007

Chemistry
Because it has mass and occupies space, meeting the definition of matter.
September 5, 2007

Social Studies
Google: 'cia world factbook' for an atlas entry of each country.
September 5, 2007

reading
It means 'vernacular' -- a colloquial term is a nonstandard slang or idiomatic word or phrase such as 'duh', 'gonna', or 'dead as a doornail'.
September 5, 2007

MATH
Ha! Horizontal rules didn't copy and spaces removed... Last one looks like this; the rest should be obvious from it: 15 529 * _67 * ----- _3703 3174 ----- 35443
September 5, 2007

MATH
* Place one number above the other so that the hundreds', tens' and ones' places are lined up. Draw a line under the bottom number. 529 67 * Multiply the two numbers in the ones' places. (9 * 7 = 63). This number is larger than 9 so place a 6 above the tens&#...
September 5, 2007

clarinet music
Have you tried Gnutella? (Gnutella clients include Frostwire and BearShare). Search torrent sites as well (Google: torrent search) to see if you can find it.
September 5, 2007

math help
7y + 4 = ? (7/8)w - 8 = ? (1/9)(p + q) = ? (2b)(4 + p) = ? m + (2m + 5) = ? The last seems a bit vague and I see two possibilities: A) 4^3(y - 8) B) (4y)^3 - 8
September 1, 2007

Algebra
Just plug in each of the constants given and solve for F: F = 9/5(-10) + 32 F = 1.8(-10) + 32 F = -18 + 32 F = 14
August 31, 2007

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