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Subject: Geometry

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A dog and a puppy weigh 28 pounds together. The ratio of weight between the dog and puppy is 5:2. How much does the puppy weigh? (I chose this question over a question concerning angles because I can't provide a diagram).

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Since the ratio is 5:2, that means that there are 7 'parts' in total, so 28 lbs = 7x. After dividing 28 by 7 to solve for x, x equals 4. The puppy has 2 parts of the 7 in total (as stated in the given ratio), so 4 multiplied by 2 equals 8. The puppy weighs 8 pounds.

Subject: Writing

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Write a brief passage (150-200 words) in the first person about any moment in your life, while utilizing proper grammar structures. Make sure it is descriptive by using imagery.

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I sat in the dinghy by myself, practically stopped still on the glassy water. As I drifted across the calm ocean, the slightest breeze brushed my face, and I leaned a leg over the port side to drag it through the water. Sitting in the middle of Nantucket Sound brought me a sense of relaxation I couldn’t achieve back on land. The slight movement of the ocean, the sun warming up every surface of the boat, the roar of boat engines in the distance: each sound and sensation cleared my mind as I made slow tacks and jibes near a large channel marker. There’s no greater feeling of peace than when I’m on a boat, even in 30 knots of wind with waves rolling over the bow, the mainsheet almost ripped out of my hand by the force of the wind. On that July day, I spent a few hours in my Opti with not a single soul around, if only to empty my thoughts and focus on the simple rhythm of the boat rocking across the surface of the water.

Subject: AP Art History

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What themes of philosophy, art, and mathematics can be found in Raphael's 'School of Athens' and how does he communicate them to the viewer?

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Raphael places Aristotle and Plato, arguably the two most influential philosophical thinkers in history, right in the center of his masterpiece, with leading lines on the ceiling guiding the viewers' eyes directly toward the figures. Aristotle points down, alluding to his concept of reality being only what people can sense, whereas Plato points up to signify his thought that there is a higher world that is the true reality. Pythagoras sits in the bottom left corner, with another mathematician peeking over his shoulder, bringing another school of thought to the painting: that the world is governed by mathematical laws. Raphael also sneaks many prominent artists of his time into the painting, including figures of Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and himself (although which figure he is is disputed). 'School of Athens' creates a sense of harmony between the arts, philosophy, and mathematics, even with differing perspectives, as the scholars are portrayed in a thoughtful discourse about their theories.

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