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Subject: Basic Math

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Why is the use of a number line helpful to visual learners who are learning mathematical fundamentals?

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A number line is a pictorial representation of numbers; thus, it allows the visual learner an opportunity to envision the values of fractions, integers and whole numbers has they are laid out and organized on a straight horizontal line. A number line can be used as a tool for comparing and ordering numbers. It can also be helpful in learning to perform operations such as addition and subtraction. This is especially helpful when dealing with negative numbers.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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Different libraries use different classification systems in order to organize and manage their collections and to create a more user-friendly catalog search tool for their patrons. What are two of the most popular library classification systems used in the United States?

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The two most popular classification systems used in most libraries located in the U. S. are the Dewey Decimal System and the Library of Congress Classification system.

Subject: English

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How do misplaced modifiers help to create awkward and confusing sentences and messages?

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A misplaced modifier is a phrase or a clause placed awkwardly in a sentence so that it appears to modify or refer to an unintended word. This can lead to confusing and at times humorous messages or statements. The following sentence is an example of this sentence structure error: The man was arrested for theft in the leather jacket. Correct version: The man in the leather jacket was arrested for theft.

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