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1. ## Question: How many years are between a full moon happening on the same day of the month?

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### The lunar cycle is about 29.53 days, and the year...

The lunar cycle is about 29.53 days, and the year is 365.25 days. Hence there are 12.3688 lunar cycles per year. To get the full moon on the same date of a given month in a subsequent year we can...
2. ## Question: How many four digit odd numbers can be formed using only the digits 0, 3, 2, 7, and 5

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### You need to specify whether digits may be...

You need to specify whether digits may be repeated or not - for example is 3333 an allowable number?

I suggest thinking first about the last digit, which must be a 3, 5 or 7. Hence there are...
3. ## Question: Edit photos before or after you Copyright?

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### Assuming you are in the US: doesn't matter...

Assuming you are in the US: doesn't matter whether your photo is original (I assume you mean the "raw" data file straight out of the camera) or if you've edited it - if you state that a work is...
4. ## Question: Travel rhinebeck, ny to Pa Turnpike via NJTP

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### You can cross the Hudson either at Newburgh (on...

You can cross the Hudson either at Newburgh (on Rt 84) or the Tappan Zee bridge, over to the NY Thruway south to Rt 287 south, to the NJ Tpk south. It gets a bit complicated around Treton to get...
5. ## Question: Succession or administrator

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### Please be more specific - are you asking about...

Please be more specific - are you asking about the time frame for someone to be named as "succession representative" of the decedent's estate (equivalent to "executor" in other states)? Or are you...
6. ## Question: How slow can a planet rotate around its axis ?

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### It's a bit like asking how slow can a bowling...

It's a bit like asking how slow can a bowling ball roll.
7. ## Question: Can you use donated money for a project to fund an event to raise more money

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### Yes, you can use some of the money raised to help...

Yes, you can use some of the money raised to help pay for the event, assuming the event is specifically about raising money for the play ground. As a ballpark planning figure - it's pretty typical...
8. ## Question: Why this seesaw is working against physics laws

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### You use the term "overunity" - what do you mean...

You use the term "overunity" - what do you mean by that?

Starting from the vertical position, the non-symmetric mounting of the plastic box holding the green ball cause the mechanism to start...
9. ## Question: Further mechanics

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### Yes, well actually centripetal force must be less...

Yes, well actually centripetal force must be less than the person's weight for him to remain in his seat. I think it's better to think about this in terms of acceleration: at the top of an arc of...
10. ## Question: what is the wavelength (in nanometers) of light that has a frequency of 5.88 x1014 s-

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### Use c = f \lambda. You have values for both c...

Use c = f \lambda. You have values for both c (speed of light) and f (frequency), so you can easily calculate wavelength \lambda. Just be careful to convert your answer to nanometers.
11. ## Question: Projectile Motion On An Inclined Plane

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### Looking good. Now divide through by x and...

Looking good. Now divide through by x and rearrange to get x by itself.
12. ## Question: Projectile Motion On An Inclined Plane

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### Two issues with this. First, the second half of...

Two issues with this. First, the second half of that first equation should be "- 1/2 g t^2", not "* 1/2 g t ^2." This appears to be a simple typo, based on subsequent equations, so no harm done. ...
13. ## Question: Projectile Motion On An Inclined Plane

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### I get something a bit different: 0 = \tan...

I get something a bit different:

0 = \tan \phi - \tan \theta -x(\frac g 2 V_0^2\cos^2 \phi)

It seems you have the definitions of phi and theta reversed. Also, you didn't specify this but I...
14. ## Question: Clearing your property

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### This is a question for your insurance company. ...

This is a question for your insurance company. Did you call and ask them whether you can clear the branches? Of course you take the risk of paying for the removal and not being fully reimbursed...
15. ## Question: How a moving point load influences, force of another point?

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### By "support pavement" are you asking about the...

By "support pavement" are you asking about the behavior of a road surface to moving traffic on it? If so, then yes - you can treat the road surface as a plate and using theory of plates and shells...
16. ## Question: Meaning of political cartoon

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### I'll answer the "demographically aligned"...

I'll answer the "demographically aligned" comment. Here a "demographic" means a group that has some measure of cohesiveness based on a characteristic. It could mean location, yes, but more often...
17. ## Question: Meaning of political cartoon

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### The cartoonist is saying that the establishment...

The cartoonist is saying that the establishment is bending to so-called liberal demands to suppress free speech, right of assembly, right to bear arms, etc. Recent examples would include removing...
18. ## Question: Fixer ticket

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### As noted by others, it depends on the state. In...

As noted by others, it depends on the state. In all states (I believe) you must have a minimum amount of liability insurance. As to whether you must have physical proof of insurance with you: I...
19. ## Question: Set up XL formula to calculate a column and ret percent

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### Sorry, what I should have written is pct equals...

Sorry, what I should have written is pct equals c14/sum(c$14:c$25).
20. ## Question: Set up XL formula to calculate a column and ret percent

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### Why not create a name called "pct," which equals...

Why not create a name called "pct," which equals c14/(c$14:c$25). Then the formula to use in cell N14 is simply "=pct". You can copy and paste that to all other cells C15 through C25.
21. ## Question: Set up XL formula to calculate a column and ret percent

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### You want to show percent of what? Percent of the...

You want to show percent of what? Percent of the total expenses? Give us a simple example of what you're trying to do so we can help. But if that's all you need then the percentage of each expense...
22. ## Question: Inheritance

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### Hello ATE - good point. But doesn't this assume...

Hello ATE - good point. But doesn't this assume that the sale of the property occurred while still part of the estate? If I had to guess you're probably right about that, though it's not clear from...
23. ## Question: Inheritance

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### I am assuming that you and the property are both...

I am assuming that you and the property are both located in the US. You most likely will owe little or nothing in income taxes on the sale of the property. For tax purposes the cost basis of the...
24. ## Question: Last wll and testament

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### From a legal point of view there is no need to...

From a legal point of view there is no need to update your wills if indeed nothing of significance has changed in your lives that would affect your wills - no new children or grandchildren, you...
25. ## Question: Calculating Margin of error &amp; confidence interval points for the sample

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### You haven't provided the complete problem, so I...

You haven't provided the complete problem, so I am guessing that this is a hypothetical problem (i.e. no data is provided). If this is the case I interpret the question as something like this: ...
26. ## Question: Wills

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### The only examples I am aware of where a...

The only examples I am aware of where a beneficiary can be certain of his/her status is with retirement accounts (pension plan, IRas, 401k's and 403b's) and with accounts held jointly with rights of...
27. ## Question: Ozone Generator Reactions, family in danger

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### Keep in mind that mothballs are a toxic fumigant....

Keep in mind that mothballs are a toxic fumigant. Could it be that your father is reacting to the mothballs themselves, as opposed to some chemical bi-product of the napthalene or...
28. ## Question: Freestanding Carport Plan Help

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### Check with your local building permit office for...

Check with your local building permit office for the depth needed for the concrete footings. Dig the hole 6" deeper than that to accommodate the gravel base. Your building code may also specify the...
29. ## Question: Shakib Al Hasan hit a cricket ball with a velocity of 30 m/s at an inclination of 30

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### Suggest you calculate the time that the ball is...

Suggest you calculate the time that the ball is in flight, then determine how far it travels horizontally in that time. Try it, and post back with your solution, or show us where you are getting...
30. ## Question: Employment Contract

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### Keep after them - it could be a simple mistake...

Keep after them - it could be a simple mistake with your email address. Be sure to ask to talk to the first HR person (the one who said you are getting an offer). Or better yet: if during your...
31. ## Question: Accidentally Bumped The Car In Front Of Me At A Fastfood Drive Through?

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### Just to add to the previous comments - you...

Just to add to the previous comments - you typically must inform your insurance carrier of any accident within 5 days or so (may be as long as 10) or else they will not cover you. So if you don't...
32. ## Question: A body is displaced form A=(2m,4m,-6m) to r vector b=(6 I cap-4 j cap + 4 k cap)under

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### Recall that work = \vec F \cdot \vec r . You...

Recall that work = \vec F \cdot \vec r . You have vectors for both \vec F and \vec r, so all you need is to calculate the dot product of the two vectors. Do you know how to do that?
33. ## Question: Was Sam Shepherd, actor, in the military

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### I wondered that as well. He was born in '43 so...

I wondered that as well. He was born in '43 so would have turned 19 in 1962, which was before the draft seriously escalated for Vietnam in 1965. In the mid-60's it was pretty easy to get a...
34. ## Question: Was Sam Shepherd, actor, in the military

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### Not according to biographies on Wikipedia or...

Not according to biographies on Wikipedia or biography.com. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Shepard or https://www.biography.com/people/sam-shepard-9481676
35. ## Question: Spacial Distortion Field Emission

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### Hello OpaqueStar7KFGP. The mere fact that...

Hello OpaqueStar7KFGP. The mere fact that sunlight reaches us from the sun clearly demonstrates the first part of your question. As for the idea of disrupting the "solidity" of space - I have no...
36. ## Question: Optimum radius and height of frustum of right circular cone with set volume?

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### I assume y are trying to minimize surface area...

I assume y are trying to minimize surface area for a given volume, correct? I think it would help if you wrote the problem out exactly as it was given to you. It seems to me that either r or R must...
37. ## Question: How long would it take to charge an iPhone with the kinetic energy of a spinning fid

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### Rough calculation: The energy that you impart...

Rough calculation:

The energy that you impart into a spinner when you flick it is equal to the force from your finger times the length of time you apply that force. Let's make an estimate that...
38. ## Question: A body is in equilibrium

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### Use the fact that the sum of forces in the...

Use the fact that the sum of forces in the horizontal direction must equal zero, as must the sum of forces in the vertical direction. This will give you the magnitudes of the components of force F...
39. ## Question: Price of ATT stock in December 1955

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### +1 I'm going to assume that you have a 1955...

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I'm going to assume that you have a 1955 stock certificate, and you're trying to determine its cost basis, correct? AT&T has been through many corporate reorganizations over the years, and so...
40. ## Question: How much Helium can a 40 liter canister provide?

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### The key is to understand what pressure these...

The key is to understand what pressure these cylinders can hold. The figures you have been given (40L or 50L) tell you the volume of the tank. The amount of helium they can hold is determined by...
41. ## Question: Still waiting for a K-1

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### I am in the same situation, but what I do is...

I am in the same situation, but what I do is apply for a filing extension, which gives you till October to file your 2016 return. If you owe money it should you have been paid by April 15, using the...
42. ## Question: Can an earth-like planet be moon to a much bigger planet?

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### Yes, it's possible. In fact some of the best...

Yes, it's possible. In fact some of the best candidates for life in the solar system outside of Earth include the moons of Jupiter and Titan of Saturn. These aren't lush worlds by any stretch - any...
43. ## Question: help figuring out planet x's orbit

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### It's not the Venus's orbit is "so big" - it's...

It's not the Venus's orbit is "so big" - it's smaller than the Earth's and all other planetsexcept Mars. As we've been discussing, the long length of day os due to its slow rotation.

I have to...
44. ## Question: How close can a jupiter like planet be to an earth ?

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### Sure, it's possible, just as there are smaller...

Sure, it's possible, just as there are smaller planets beyond Jupiter's orbit.
45. ## Question: help figuring out planet x's orbit

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### The rotaton period in the table is the length of...

The rotaton period in the table is the length of a sidereal day, which is the length of time it takes for the planet to rotate 360 degrees. But during the course of the sidereal day the planet has...
46. ## Question: help figuring out planet x's orbit

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### No - it means that there are 243/2 - 121.5 days...

No - it means that there are 243/2 - 121.5 days of continuous daylight and then 121.5 days of continuous darkness. Remember that a stellar "day" consists of a complete rotation of the planet...
47. ## Question: help figuring out planet x's orbit

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### Let's call the Planet X - if a single orbit is...

Let's call the Planet X - if a single orbit is 1000 Days on Planet X, and one day on X is equal to 3 Earth days, you can easily determine the length of an X year measured in Earth days. The fact...
48. ## Question: Tell me flaw in this design

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### A few things that confuse me about your design: ...

A few things that confuse me about your design:

1. Is the middle track truly a seesaw that tilts? Or is it a bridge that fills the gap between left and right seesaws?
2. In your figure the...
49. ## Question: 2017 rmd withdrawal from cd ira

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### Here's an article that explains it: ...

Here's an article that explains it:

https://www.fool.com/knowledge-center/what-is-the-penalty-for-cashing-out-an-ira-certifi.aspx

Note this sentence: "However, if you begin taking required...

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