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If you first solve for a resistor pair, and then use the product over sum method for each additional resistor, it will still work, but it's just not the most straightforward way to go about it.

You can first solve for the first two; R1*R2/(R1+R2)  = R12

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The Titanic was made of hot rolled steel, but the steel was high in phosphorus and sulphur, and low in manganese.  Those make it rather poor quality steel by today's standards and became brittle when cold, which made the collision damage more severe.  The rivets were also not as strong as they should have been.

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Something can be anywhere from 100% correlated with another variable, to completely opposite at -100% correlated.  1 to -1 is a method to express coefficients in that range.

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To set up, add the two interest amounts from each rate.  Let x be the amount invested at 15%, and (1-x) be the remaining amount, since the two should add up to 100% which is represented as 1.00.

15%(13000)(x)  + 10%(13000)(1-x) = 1900

(.15)(13000)(x) + (.10)(13000)(1-x) = 1900

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Start with a value of 0 for x.  It's obvious right away the y value at this coordinate will be 4.  Plot (0,4).

Now set y = 0 and solve for x.

0 = 2x + 4
x = -4/2
= -2

So plot a value of (-2,0).

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Price of item + amount of tax = total

Price of item (1 + tax rate) = total

tax rate = percent tax / 100%  (example;  8% = 0.08)

If you divide the total by (1 + tax rate) then you can find the original price.
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Many computers run without RAM, but they're not the ones you normally would call a 'computer' for general purpose computation.  Computer chips are running everything now days, from microwave ovens to automobiles.  Some of these applications do very limited tasks and require only a few locations of memory, which can be handled by built into registers inside … Read more
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From en.wikipedia.org,

The length was 882 feet, 9 inches.  The beam (width of a boat) was 92 feet, 6 inches.  It was 175 feet high and displaced 52,310 tons.

Of course right now, it's a lot of rusting pieces on the bottom of the ocean floor
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Cubic feet are units of measure for volume.  British Thermal Units (BTUs) are a measure of energy.  You need to state what type of gas or fuel you are burning (if that's what you're asking) to make some sort of assessment as to its BTU content.
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2,750,389 in scientific notation would be 2.750389 x 106

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Booting is the term used to start up a computer from an unpowered or uninitialized state.

The term comes from the idea that "a cowboy would have to pick himself up by his bootstraps," which is really an impossible task.  But if you consider that a computer doesn't even know how to communicate with its … Read more
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If you're drilling large holes, you could say "I bored a hole with an auger bit."

But if you talking about a piece of lumber, you would say "I need a board"

And if you're simply unable to focus your attention, then you would say "I am bored"

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Race cars need to keep the center of gravity as low as possible, and minimize wind resistance.  So lower is better.
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A compiler converts programming language commands into machine code.

It's a lot easier programming in commands like "Register A add Register B" than "010101011 10101111 11101010 10100001."   All the computer understands is ones and zeros, and humans don't work well with binary.

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You could have it with, or without a comma.  But if you don't use a comma, it would be a different sentence structure (that was an example!)  If it did have a comma, it would usually go after the comma.  If you want another example, it would be a sentence like "I would show you, but on the … Read more
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