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1. ## Question: Trigonmetric function

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### What do you mean by “solve this?” Do you mean...

What do you mean by “solve this?” Do you mean simplify?

What you wrote is this:

\frac{\cos x - \cos (2x)}{1 - \cos x }

I wonder if what you actually meant is this:

\frac{\cos x - \cos...
2. ## Question: Earth Pressures - I have the solution but I cannot get there myself!

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### I get an answer of 3.546 for the formula as...

I get an answer of 3.546 for the formula as written. However, I think there may be an error in your formula. I find that if you change the sign in the argument for the second sin() function in the...
3. ## Question: World building for sci-fi fairytale

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### This is analogous to seeing the planets Venus and...

This is analogous to seeing the planets Venus and Mercury from Earth at the same time, which is not uncommon. But they don't exactly "chase each other" around the sky. Because Venus's orbit is...
4. ## Question: Does being classified exempt mean a salary increase

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### If your job does get reclassified as exempt it...

If your job does get reclassified as exempt it does not automatically mean a pay raise. You would begin to earn a salary rather than an hourly wage, so no more overtime pay. Quite often when an...
5. ## Question: Adult daughters turning against their mothers with silent treatment

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### Your daughter was clearly offended by the "joke,"...

Your daughter was clearly offended by the "joke," and simply saying "no offense intended, move on" shows that you don't understand why she is so upset. You are trying to brush off her concerns as...
6. ## Question: The Making of a Computer

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### Could be "The Soul of a New Machine," by Tracy...

Could be "The Soul of a New Machine," by Tracy Kidder

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Soul_of_a_New_Machine
7. ## Question: Power question

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### Please be clear with the question. We can't tell...

Please be clear with the question. We can't tell whether you mean this:

(2 x 10)^500 = (2.724 x 10)^150

or this:

2 x 10^500 = 2.724 x 10^150

or something else.
8. ## Question: Cat5 Cable Works But Cat7 Does Not

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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...
9. ## Question: I live in va and work in md,where do I pay taxes

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### 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...
10. ## Question: Paid alimony in 2018 but divorced in 2019, can I claim on tax return?

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### 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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12. ## Question: Help me name this move please

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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,...
13. ## Question: Usps w2 statements

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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...
14. ## 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...
15. ## 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...

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45. ## Question: What happens if there is dam overflow

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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...
46. ## Question: Cannot calculate the second derivative to to find the region where the function is co

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### 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.
47. ## Question: Specified use donations

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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...
48. ## 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...
49. ## 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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