What are some brainstorming tactics I can try to get my writing going?
Talk to a friend about what you're writing about. It's beneficial to hear yourself out loud discussing ideas, and even better when you have someone to bounce ideas off of. Write on a whiteboard. Whiteboards help you visualize and map out your thoughts on a bigger scale. I recommend color coding topics if you have time! Write an outline via google docs. This will help frame your draft, and will ease the transition from brainstorming to first draft. With google docs, you'll never lose your work and you can always go back to previous editing you've made! Write a complete first draft without editing anything - this includes grammar, vocabulary, spacing, etc. Just get your thoughts out on paper!
Add 5/12 and 2/3.
First, identify the denominator in both fractions (12 and 3). Then list the multiples of 12 and 3. 12: 12, 24, 36... 3: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21,... Identify the least common multiple in 12 and 3 (in this case, 12). Identify the integer you need to multiply the denominator to get 12 12 x 1 = 12 3 x 4 = 12, thus 1 and 4. Multiply both the numerator and denominator by this number 5 x 1 / 12 x 1 = 5/12 2 x 4 / 3 x 4 = 8/12 Now add the numerators and keep the denominator the same. 5/12 + 8/12 = 13/12 or 1 1/12.
List from strongest to weakest of the following intermolecular forces: london-dispersion, ionic, dipole-dipole, and hydrogen bonding.
Ionic bonding is the strongest of the 4 and is comprised of a metal and nonmetal. Hydrogen bonding is the second strongest intermolecular force, in which a hydrogen is always paired with an Oxygen, Nitrogen, or Fluorine. Dipole-dipole follows, which is made up of polar molecules. Lastly, London-dispersion forces is the weakest intermolecular force. These forces are always present but they are predominantly non-polar.