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Jenna T.
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Algebra
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Question:

Find the value of x: (10x+50)/2=7x-18

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Answer:

Step 1: In order to cancel out the denominator on the left side, multiply each side by 2, making the equation 10x+50=14x-36. Step 2: We need to get the x-values on the same side, so subtract 10x from each side (this removes 10x from the left side), make the equation 50=4x-36. Step 3: Isolate your x. Add 36 to each side (thus removing 36 from the right side) to get 86=4x. Step 4: Finally, divide each side by 4 to get your x-value. 86/4=21.5, so x=21.5. Step 5: Plug in 21.5 for x to check your answer.

Literature
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Question:

How is the thematic concept of gender inferiority depicted in The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood?

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Answer:

As in a majority of dystopian fiction, The Handmaid's Tale depicts women as the inferior gender. In this novel, Margaret Atwood does this by stripping away the reproductive rights of women; more specifically, prohibiting them to decide how one's (re)productivity is used. In Atwood's world, fertile women are used solely as reproductive vessels so that wealthier families may have children. At one point, Offred, the protagonist, addresses how this dehumanization has affected her sense of self. While in the bath preparing for a meeting with the Commander, she says that she once though of her body as "an instrument of pleasure...or an implement for the accomplishment of [her] will," whereas now she feels like a "cloud, congealed around a central object...which is hard and more real than [she is]" (Atwood 73-74). Before Gilead basically eliminated the reproductive rights of its women, Offred was proud of and at one with her body, feeling that it was an extension of her personality. Now that her body no longer belongs solely to her, she feels separate from it, like a cloud centered around a hard object. In this case, the object that Offred's existence is centered around is her womb, which has become her sole purpose in life. In Gilead, she is only valued as a tool from reproduction, and as a result, her self-image is destroyed.

Music
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Question:

What is the easiest way to determine the key of a song?

Jenna T.
Answer:

For sharps, look at the last sharp listed, and go up to the next step. For flats, look for the next-to-last flat listed. That's the key you're in!

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