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"The Problem with Angels" by Cyndy Dowling

Although this problem is wholly mine, The catalyst came from the magazine, Time.On the magazine cover I did find The realm of angels tickling my mind. Inside, 69% I found to be In angels, Americans do believe. Then, it was time to rise to the task, Ninety-five high school and college students I did ask.Viewing all as one group, Random sampling to get the scoop. So, I asked each to be true, "Do you believe in angels?" Tell me, do! Hypothesizing at the start, Totally believing in my heartThat the proportion who said yes Would be equal on this test. Lo and behold, seventy-three did arrive, Out of the sample of ninety-five.Now your job has just begun, Solve this problem and have some fun.
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  • 0.0984
  • Decision: Do not reject null
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"Blowing Bubbles" by Sondra Prull

Studying stats just made me tense, I had to find some sane defense.Some light and lifting simple play To float my math anxiety away. Blowing bubbles lifts me high Takes my troubles to the sky.POIK! They're gone, with all my stress Bubble therapy is the best. The label said each time I blew The average number of bubbles would be at least 22.I blew and blew and this I found From 64 blows, they all are round! But the number of bubbles in 64 blowsVaried widely, this I know. 20 per blow became the meanThey deviated by 6, and not 16. From counting bubbles, I sure did relax But now I give to you your task.Was 22 a reasonable guess? Find the answer and pass this test!
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21. "Dalmatian Darnation" by Kathy Sparling

A greedy dog breeder named Spreckles Bred puppies with numerous frecklesThe Dalmatians he sought Possessed spot upon spotThe more spots, he thought, the more shekels. His competitors did not agree That freckles would increase the fee.They said, “Spots are quite nice But they don't affect price;One should breed for improved pedigree.” The breeders decided to prove This strategy was a wrong move.Breeding only for spots Would wreak havoc, they thought.His theory they want to disprove. They proposed a contest to Spreckles Comparing dog prices to freckles.In records they looked up One hundred one pups:Dalmatians that fetched the most shekels. They asked Mr. Spreckles to name An average spot count he'd claimTo bring in big bucks. Said Spreckles, “Well, shucks,It's for one hundred one that I aim.” Said an amateur statistician Who wanted to help with this mission.“Twenty-one for the sample Standard deviation's ample: They examined one hundred and one Dalmatians that fetched a good sum.They counted each spot, Mark, freckle and dotAnd tallied up every one. Instead of one hundred one spots They averaged ninety six dotsCan they muzzle Spreckles’ Obsession with frecklesBased on all the dog data they've got?
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  • Decision: Reject null
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"Macaroni and Cheese, please!!" by Nedda Misherghi and Rachelle Hall

As a poor starving student I don't have much money to spend for even the bare necessities. So my favorite and main staple food is macaroni and cheese. It's high in taste and low in cost and nutritional value.

One day, as I sat down to determine the meaning of life, I got a serious craving for this, oh, so important, food of my life. So I went down the street to Greatway to get a box of macaroni and cheese, but it was SO expensive! $2.02 !!! Can you believe it? It made me stop and think. The world is changing fast. I had thought that the mean cost of a box (the normal size, not some super-gigantic-family-value-pack) was at most $1, but now I wasn't so sure. However, I was determined to find out. I went to 53 of the closest grocery stores and surveyed the prices of macaroni and cheese. Here are the data I wrote in my notebook:

    Price per box of mac and cheese:

  • 5 stores @ $2.02
  • 15 stores @ $0.25
  • 3 stores @ $1.29
  • 6 stores @ $0.35
  • 4 stores @ $2.27
  • 7 stores @ $1.50
  • 5 stores @ $1.89
  • 8 stores @ 0.75.

I could see that the costs varied but I had to sit down to figure out whether or not I was right. If it does turn out that this mouth-watering dish is at most $1, then I'll throw a big cheesy party in our next statistics lab, with enough macaroni and cheese for just me. (After all, as a poor starving student I can't be expected to feed our class of animals!)

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can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
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sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
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so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
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or infinite solutions?
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The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
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No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
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J, combine like terms 7x-4y
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In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
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after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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