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    You shouldn’t be using a Cat 7 patch cord unless...

    You shouldn’t be using a Cat 7 patch cord unless the entire network is Cat 7, which is highly unlikely, Stick with a Cat 5e patch cord, or perhaps Cat 6. The problem with Cat 7 is that it uses a...
  2. VA and MD have a reciprocal tax agreement which...

    VA and MD have a reciprocal tax agreement which allows you to pay tax only to VA, even though you work in MD. You should contact your payroll department to ensure that they withhold VA taxes from...
  3. The information you typically want is not readily...

    The information you typically want is not readily available on line. Regarding financial data, you may be able to find composite historical data for a company's overall sales revenue, expenses,...
  4. The fact that you weren’t divorced until 2019...

    The fact that you weren’t divorced until 2019 complicates this. Was there a divorce or separation agreement in place in 2018 that mandated the payment? Under the new tax law, alimony paid under...
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    Your eyes.

    Your eyes.
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    You may be thinking of the movie "Double...

    You may be thinking of the movie "Double Jeopardy," which starred Ashley Judd and Tommie Lee Jones. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Jeopardy_(1999_film). There is indeed a sailing scene,...
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    Employers are required to issue W-2's by the end...

    Employers are required to issue W-2's by the end of January. If you have not received yours I suggest you call the HR or payroll department to ask about it. Many employers provide on-line access to...
  8. Question: Capital gains

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    Just to add to what ATE said: in addition to cap...

    Just to add to what ATE said: in addition to cap gains that the fund reports on 1099-DIV due to sales of individual shares of stocks or bonds in the mutual fund portfolio, any sales of fund shares...
  9. Question: Eviction

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    Laws vary by state, so without knowing where you...

    Laws vary by state, so without knowing where you are located it's impossible to dive into specifics, but in general ... given that there is no written rental agreement your girlfriend is typically...
  10. Question: Refund Check

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    I wonder if you’re thinking about the case of the...

    I wonder if you’re thinking about the case of the man in FL who filed a tax return claiming $17,000 in wages and $1 million in tax withholding, netting him a (fraudulent) refund check of $980,000? ...
  11. Let’s start with the first question. How many...

    Let’s start with the first question. How many clubs are there in a standard deck? Then, how many face cards are there of the other suits (diamonds, hearts, and spades)? Now add these together,...
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    Normally you can pass over $5.5 million of assets...

    Normally you can pass over $5.5 million of assets to your heirs with no estate tax liability. But you indicate that this may be “some sort of a trust” - can you provide any details about it? Was...
  13. Question: Probability

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    We won't simply give you the answers to homework...

    We won't simply give you the answers to homework problems. However, if you show us what you have attempted so far to solve this, and where you're getting stuck, we'll be happy to give you a pointer...
  14. Question: Math riddle

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    Glad to help, but what have you tried to solve...

    Glad to help, but what have you tried to solve this? First thing is: given 4133 is the nth prime number, what is n? Hint - you can find tables of prime numbers on line easily enough.
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    Note that p(z

    Note that p(z<4) is very close to 1, just 2/100,000 away. Hence p(z<6) is incredibly close to 1, probably closer than 1/10,000,000 and so for all practical purposes is equal to 1.
  16. To make it easier for others to follow this...

    To make it easier for others to follow this thread, here's a direct link to it in the homework section of AMHD:
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  17. They tricked you by giving the volume expansion...

    They tricked you by giving the volume expansion coefficient for glycerin but a linear expansion coefficient for the ball. You will need to determine the volume expansion coefficient for the ball - do...
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    My question to you is: are you planning to keep...

    My question to you is: are you planning to keep the vaulted ceiling? And if so, how do you envision the arrangement of the 2nd story above the 1st? How are you going to utilize the space above the...
  19. Can you tell us what color wires are in the cable...

    Can you tell us what color wires are in the cable coming out of the wall? Are there more than 4 wires in it?

    Regarding the old feature of telling you when the filters need cleaning - I suspect...
  20. Question: A new trend

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    Let me see... Kelly Ann Conway could protest...

    Let me see...

    Kelly Ann Conway could protest in front of CNN, complaining about how they focus too much on the President's lies and don't accept her alternate facts unconditionally.

    Sarah...
  21. I'll mention the obvious: most web sites that...

    I'll mention the obvious: most web sites that require a password have a feature on their login page to allow you to either recover a password or generate a new one if you have forgotten it. Does the...
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    What do you mean by "before centering, the...

    What do you mean by "before centering, the countertop was flush with all the cabinets?" To be flush with all cabinets means top's dimensions exactly match the exterior of the island cabinets, right?...
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    What do you mean by "acceleration does not...

    What do you mean by "acceleration does not change?" Change from what? Do you mean acceleration is zero? You need to be clear in the problem statement. You should also tell us what approaches you...
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    You most likely have to file income tax returns...

    You most likely have to file income tax returns in both states. You first prepare a tax return for the state you work in (i.e. the non-resident state), and you end up paying taxes in that state on...
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    Get your tin foil hat ready!

    Get your tin foil hat ready!
  26. Question: Compund interest

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    The basic formula is: FV = PV(1+i)^n Not...

    The basic formula is:

    FV = PV(1+i)^n

    Not sure what you mean by "generate an investment of 1 to n" - please clarify. But if you know the ratio of future value to present value, and if you know...
  27. Question: Math

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    I assume the middle term is x-dot (it's not very...

    I assume the middle term is x-dot (it's not very clear, and it would mean you left the "dot" off the x^3 term in the second line). Please confirm that this is what you meant:

    \frac {d^2x}{dt^2}...
  28. All the things you ask are possible, but without...

    All the things you ask are possible, but without having an understanding of the layout of your house and your expected hot water usage it's impossible to make an informed recommendation. But a few...
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    He will need to pay self-employment tax of 15.3%...

    He will need to pay self-employment tax of 15.3% (12.4% for Social Security and 2.9% for Medicare) as well as income tax on the net income from his small business. There is no "break even threshold"...
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    You're told what the reaction force is - it's...

    You're told what the reaction force is - it's 1345 N, so no need to calculate it. Use F=ma to figure out the acceleration, and then since you know the duration of the force being applied you can...
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    Doesn't the freezer have a thermostat control...

    Doesn't the freezer have a thermostat control built in? As an FYI, the recommended temp for a freezer is 0 degrees F, (-18 degrees C) - see...
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    Please clarify your question - what exactly do...

    Please clarify your question - what exactly do you want to know? Are you asking about using a mutual fund as collateral for a personal loan? If so, it can be done (if your lender is willing), but...
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    Please show us what you have attempted so far. ...

    Please show us what you have attempted so far. But if you’re at a total loss, here’s a hint: the centripetal acceleration of the car travelling in a circle is v^2/R, and from F=ma this tells you...
  34. Given an equation of the form x^2+Ax=0, you...

    Given an equation of the form x^2+Ax=0, you complete the square by dividing value of the coefficient of x by 2 and squaring it, which gives you (A/2)^2. Here’s an example: given x^2 - 10x, you have...
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    As others noted, if the house is his (i.e. you...

    As others noted, if the house is his (i.e. you don't have any ownership in the property or don't pay rent to the landlord), you are considered a day-to-day tenant, and so legally have some period of...
  36. Question: Vector Addition

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    You have the correct distance, but incorrect...

    You have the correct distance, but incorrect angle. Draw it out - you will see that the position to the south of the east-west line is less than the distance west from the north-south line, hence...
  37. Question: Taxman

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    Not directly. You can order a transcript of your...

    Not directly. You can order a transcript of your return from the IRS, which will show all pertinent data from your return, but it’s not a photocopy of the actual return. See...
  38. The paragraph is correct, but poorly worded. IRR...

    The paragraph is correct, but poorly worded. IRR is the discount rate that would have to be applied to a project's cash flows to result in $0 net present value. The better a project is, the...
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    A concrete dam may indeed fail if over-topped for...

    A concrete dam may indeed fail if over-topped for too long - it all depends on how it's designed. Water flowing over the top may not harm the concrete itself, but can cause scouring at the base and...
  40. I get a different result for f''(x), where the...

    I get a different result for f''(x), where the numerator is 2nd order. What do you have for f'(x)? Hint: don't forget to divide both numerator and denominator of f'(x) by any common factors.
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    What is the 501c(3) organization? You say that a...

    What is the 501c(3) organization? You say that a gift was made intending that it fund a gift to a specific individual's estate, but charitable contributions may not be directed to any specific...
  42. Question: Taxes

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    Probably not. Upon inheriting the house its cost...

    Probably not. Upon inheriting the house its cost basis is automatically stepped up to the market value as of the data of death of the decedant. If after selling the house she nets more after...
  43. Question: Baby strength

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    Clearly NOT a homework problem. The answer...

    Clearly NOT a homework problem.

    The answer depends on the amount of friction in the casters. In an ideal world where you might be able to ignore friction it takes an infinitessimally small force...
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    Unfortunately you cannot deduct this as an...

    Unfortunately you cannot deduct this as an investment loss, because annuities are considered to be personal property, since they are a form of insurance, and losses on the sale of personal property...
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    OP: it seems you have confused "physics" with...

    OP: it seems you have confused "physics" with "psychics." I suggest you repost this in the correct forum.
  46. Question: Resign or retire

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    You say there is no pension, but don’t menton if...

    You say there is no pension, but don’t menton if there are any other retirement benefits that the company may have, such as health or life insurannce. If not, then it really doesn’t make much...
  47. Question: W2 Question

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    Perhaps, though paying your salary to your LLC...

    Perhaps, though paying your salary to your LLC would make you a contractor, not an employee. Depending on your job this may be OK, but as a contractor your current employer would no longer pay their...
  48. All you need do is find the value for x that...

    All you need do is find the value for x that makes the numerator of the derivative equal to zero, in other words that satisfies the equation 2x^3 + x -18 = 0. In general solving a cubic equation...
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    Your divorce decree should have specified the...

    Your divorce decree should have specified the terms for claiming the child on your taxes. If not, or if you are trying to circumvent the decree, you will have to work it out amicably with him, and...
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    Please show us the model of 3-way dimmer that you...

    Please show us the model of 3-way dimmer that you are using. The issue with "standard" dimmers is that in a 3-way circuit you end up with 2 dimmers in series - but they are not designed to work that...
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