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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 youíre at a total loss, hereís a hint: the centripetal acceleration of the car travelling in a circle is v^2/R, and from F=ma this tells you...
  5. 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. Hereís 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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 itís not a photocopy of the actual return. See...
  9. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  17. Question: Resign or retire

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    You say there is no pension, but donít menton if...

    You say there is no pension, but donít menton if there are any other retirement benefits that the company may have, such as health or life insurannce. If not, then it really doesnít make much...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  22. Question: Math

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    Two things: 1. We don't provide homework...

    Two things:

    1. We don't provide homework answers, but we will help you along. Show us your attempt at setting up the equation(s) for this problem, and we'll help if you get stuck.

    2. In the...
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    Could it be that the last number given should be...

    Could it be that the last number given should be 221 rather than 271? Just a guess...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
  29. It's a bit like asking how slow can a bowling...

    It's a bit like asking how slow can a bowling ball roll.
  30. 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...
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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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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.
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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.
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
  38. 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...
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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...
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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...
  41. 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...
  42. Sorry, what I should have written is pct equals...

    Sorry, what I should have written is pct equals c14/sum(c$14:c$25).
  43. 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.
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
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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...
  48. 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: ...
  49. 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...
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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...
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