|Proffering one increasingly improbable scene character after another, (i)_____ by the constraint of realism, the novel revels in this (ii)_____ by ever more brazenly defying its readers` presumed expectations.|
k > m
|m| - |-k|
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|In Cixin Liu`s novel Death`s End, compassion becomes a (i)_______: motivated by her unwillingness to risk the lives of others, the protagonist-brilliant astrophysicist Cheng Xin-makes several decisions that ultimately (ii)______ humankind. Yet the survivors that Xin meets never respond with (iii)______ as expected, instead reminding her that the choices she faced were complicated and their outcome impossible to predict.|
|There are two equilateral parallelogram P and Q. The perimeter of Q is twice as that of P. Both P and Q have a diagonal of 6, and the other diagonal of P is 8. Which of the following is the length of the other diagonal of Q?|
a=3+|x-4| (-2 ≤ x ≤ 5)
What is the positive difference between the greatest and least value of a?
The average (arithmetic mean) of the values of the homes in Town A is S100,000. The average of the values of the homes in Town B is S150,000. The number of homes in Town A is between 2 times and 3 times the number of homes in Town B. Which of the following values could be the average of the values of the homes in Town A and Town B combined?
Indicate all such values.
The greatest prime factor of 50
The greatest prime factor of 60
|The line with equation y=3x-2 will be translated 4 units to the right and 5 units up in the xy-plane. Which of the following is the equation of the resulting line?|
|Brennan' (i)____________ is being blamed for damaging the company's reputation. Her lawyers, however, say that she does not lie and that she's been nothing but (ii)____________ from the beginning.|
|In the Hawaiian Islands, where the volcanic material is initially too ____________ to support running surface water, rainwater simply percolates down through the substratum.|
|In wastewater tested before and after treatment at some treatment plants, certain medications were found in higher concentrations after treatment than before, suggesting that microbes used to clean wastewater may also be ____________ some medications that had broken down earlier.|
|Underlying the new laws against business corruption is the growing recognition that bribery and extortion have demonstrably (i)____________ consequences. Gone is the day when some pundits seriously argued that corruption should be(ii)_____________ as an inevitable by-product of intractable economic forces.|
|The convergence of two disparate sciences allows the imagining of new questions that cannot be addressed by knowledge and techniques ____________ either field.|
|The problem of not understanding the solar wind, a high-speed stream of particles permeating space around Earth, is not merely ____________: explosive solar energy traveling through it theatens astronauts and satellites orbiting Earth.|
|One of the problems of light verse is that it thrives on ____________ and thus has a short shelf life.|
|According to Peter Kwapong, rural Ghanaian farmers, despite regarding stingless bees as useful animals, by and large have not ____________ the bees as economic resources.|
|A candy retailer packs pieces of fudge either in boxes of 12 pieces cach or in boxes of 15 pieces cach. If the retailer uses only 12-piece boxes to pack a certain batch of fudge, then 1 piece will be left over. If the retailer uses only 15-piece boxes to pack thc batch, then 10 pieces will be left over and the retailer will use 7 fewer boxes than when using the 12-piece boxes. How many pieces of fudge are in the batch?|
|How many positive three-digit odd integers less than 800 have a tens digit equal to 2?|
The length of an edge of cube C is 3 times of an edge of cube S. The surface area of cube C is x times the surface area of cube S. What is the value of x?
|The total annual rainfall during year X in Nairobi was 29.9 inches. Approximately what percent of the total annual rainfall occurred during April?|