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Very good content Thanks Force India
 
Viewing life from a soul perspective Religion UK
 
Objects move toward each other Gravitation Ethiopia
 
I Really need help with physics Electricity Nigeria
 
Opening PayPal account in South Africa Finances South Africa
 
Solving a problem Algebra USA
 
Chihuahua is in pain Animal Health USA
 
Using compass to determine magnetic field Magnetism Micronesia
 
Suggested resources Education USA
 
Update Guyana voltage Physics Electricity Suriname
 
Trying to understand "Interstellar" movie Magnetism USA
 
Suggested resource Health USA
 
Suggested resource Health USA
 
Why are letters used in equations? Algebra Nigeria
 
Why were Clinton years not good for honesty? Education Congo
 

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Very good content

Thanks

March 31, 2017

Question

very good content

Anjali - India (27976)

Answer

Thank you for the kind words. I am glad the material was useful to you. Best wishes for success in your studies.

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Viewing life from a soul perspective

Religion

March 30, 2017

Question

I have been having more experiences to indicate I would benefit from viewing this life from my soul persective. When I do its amazing, but then resist and feel tired. It feels a bit of a battle with myself. I was happier feeling I was a body and having occassional spiritual experiences. Now I feel I need to just focus on the soul perspective which I am sure would feel good but how to release my resistance? I guess my ego is fighting to keep the illusion going. I am practicing surrender but any other help would be useful.
Sally

Sally - UK (27973)

Answer

One viewpoint I like is that we are spirits having a human experience.

Take a look at our Spiritual Health area. There are only a few articles, but they may give you some insight.

Also see Sensing Spirits for more insight. In sensing the unknown, it seems that the harder you try, the less it seems to work. This is similar to your experiences.

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Objects move toward each other

Gravitation

March 29, 2017

Question

If the two object attract each other why one object fall on other? How it stay at its original place?

Dinka - Ethiopia (27970)

Answer

If one object has a much greater mass than the other, it will seem like the larger object does not move. Actually, it moves a very tiny amount. An example is when a ball is attracted to the Earth.

The objects will both move toward their center of mass. See Center of Mass Definitions for information on that subject.

I hope this helps your understanding.

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I Really need help with physics

Electricity

March 29, 2017

Question

Please I Really need help with my physics, is there anything you can do to help me??? I would really appreciate your help. THANKS IN ADVANCE

Aimee - Nigeria (27971)

Answer

Our Physics lessons can give you the basics on the various subjects to help your understanding. They also have links to other resources.

Often students only look at one of our pages and don't try others from the links on the side menu. They are listed in a logical order.

If you are having trouble in Electricity, you can ask a specific question, and I try to answer you.

Also, it does not hurt to ask your teacher for help. Teachers want their students to do well in class.

Since you want to improve, I am sure you will. I know that you have the desire to excel.

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Opening PayPal account in South Africa

Finances

March 28, 2017

Question

Hello
I want to open PayPal account so I'm struggling I don't know how to nd how to receive the card.I'm in South Africa.

Thobeka - South Africa (27966)

Answer

You can sign up PayPal for South Africa.

PayPal does not issue cards. Once you have an account set up with PayPal, you can log in to send or receive funds from a bank account or credit card.

See the PayPal Help Page for more information.

I hope that helps.

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Solving a problem

Algebra

March 28, 2017

Question

kindly solve for me an algebra problem that is similar to the problem below and give me a step by step procedures:
b=ka+3, k is a constant, if the possible solutions are in the forms (a, b) is (2,3) a solution to the equation?

moifee - USA (27967)

Answer

What are you trying to find a solution for? a, b, or k?

If a = 2 and b = 3, then 3 = 2k + 3, and k = 0. But I don't think that is what you are looking for.

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Chihuahua is in pain

AnimalHealth

March 27, 2017

Question

My chihuahua has been yelping a lot like she's in pain. It happens when you pet her or she tries to jump on the couch or bed. Even sometimes when she's walking. Is it alright to give her half of an aspirin.

Marie - USA (27959)

Answer

It would be good to find out why she is in pain. Is it an injury? Is it arthritis, or something else?

With such a small dog, you need to be careful on giving aspirin, so that you don't give too much. I think it would be best to check with a vet to get the correct remedy and dosage.

Best wishes for the recovery of your dog.

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Using compass to determine magnetic field

Magnetism

March 27, 2017

Question

with the aid of a compass alone(without using iron filing) how will you determine which region of the magnetic field is strongest.

Casslina - Micronesia (27960)

Answer

When the compass is far enough away from a magnet, it may barely attract the compass. By trying different positions at the same distance, you can tell which location attracts the compass the most, causing the needle to move toward the source more rapidly.

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Suggested resources

Education

March 24, 2017

Question

Hi,

I'm Natalie from ForeverCurious. We are a group of educators and libraries who find and create lesson plans and other resources for others. I'm writing to say "thank you" for the enlightening resources you've shared! If you have any ideas for content you'd like to see, please let me know.

I don't know if you've come across these pages, but here are some cool articles I've come across that you might find useful.

Thanks for all you do.

Best,

natalie - USA (27955)

Answer

Thanks for the resources. I added them to the Education Resources page.

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Update Guyana voltage

Physics

March 24, 2017

Question

Re: World list of AC household voltages has an error:

Guyana 60Hz = correct but 240V? No Way.!

Some 110 or 120V . Check it out!

Happy to see a comprehensive AC voltages listing.

Cheers

Jozef - Suriname (27956)

Answer

Thanks for the input. The standard AC voltage in Guyana is 220 or 240V. However, there are many areas in the country that use 110VAC.

I updated the list to reflect state both voltages.

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Trying to understand "Interstellar" movie

Magnetism

March 23, 2017

Question

Hi I have a few questions I'm hoping you might be able to help me with the first - then the others if you are familiar with Interstellar, the movie, and might know how gravity and magnetic fields are seemingly used interchangeably in some instances in this flick.

First, I was hoping to understand this on a smaller level, more exactly, I was trying to figure out how electrons may or may or may not be involved.

Second, in the movie Interstellar, towards the beginning of the movie Matthew Mcconaughey drops a coin and it seems to be attracted to a magnetic field but he tells his daughter in the film that it is gravity that they are witnessing. How can that be?

Also, if you happen to know the above, maybe you could explain why he said the tractors all stated hoing haywire and he had to reset all their compasses and gps. I've seen the full film and the reason eludes me as I'm not familiar enough with magnetic fields that must be at work in the sci-fi film.

Thanks so much!!

Take care,
Lauren, science lover and science mind wannabe.

Lauren - USA (27954)

Answer

Magnetic fields can be use to simulate gravity for iron objects. If a person had shoes with magnets on the soles, there would be an attraction to a iron or steel floor. However, for most objects, the fields are completely different.

Take a look at our lesson Artificial Gravity in Spacecraft to get an idea of how things could work.

I hope that helps to get some understanding. Of course, the stuff about "worm holes" and in the movies are science fiction.

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Suggested resource

Health

March 22, 2017

Question

Good afternoon,

My name is Jeron McFarland and I work in the outreach department at Mesothelioma Guide, an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses. In addition, the resources and support you provide are commendable and something I personally admire. I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done assisting and guiding individuals throughout our communities.

Because Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it, we specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

Unfortunately, that means we don’t have the necessary funding to advertise our services. Therefore, I'm reaching out to webmasters that have visitors who may have been exposed to asbestos or may be suffering from an asbestos-related illness.

I noticed you already have a mesothelioma resource in your links sections however, our resource separates itself from the rest for the simple fact that we have a Veteran and nurse, in-house, ready to answer questions from anyone all over the world. Would you be willing to add our resource to help us spread awareness? A little help can go a long way.


Best wishes,

Jeron - USA (27944)

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added it to our Health Resources page. Best wishes for success in your work.

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Suggested resource

Health

March 20, 2017

Question

Hi,

First off, I hope your week is off to a great start! I'm reaching out to you today as someone responsible for disseminating health and specifically sleep-related resources. As you may or may not be aware, sleep disorders affect over 73 million people in the United States alone and my team at Tuck sleep aims to help reduce that number would love your help!

We created pieces to help everyone from newborns to teenagers to college students to our aging population understand sleep disorders, sleep hygiene and an gain an increased understanding of the often confusing science behind sleep.

We're trying to raise sleep awareness worldwide and would your help in this effort. We’ve been lucky enough to be featured on NPR and TedEd, as well as referenced by organizations like the ADAA and the American Sleep Apnea Association to name a few and were wondering if you might be interested in utilizing our information as well. Would you consider sharing this information by adding a link or our resources here alongside the other great organizations you’ve featured or wherever you see fit?

Kayla - USA (27949)

Answer

Thanks for the resources. I added them to Health Resources and Aging Resources.

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Why are letters used in equations?

Algebra

March 11, 2017

Question

why did they choose to use letter of alphabets or other symbols as a subject of the formular when numbers can still serve and is even easier to be used in rounding up calculation?

Chidi - Nigeria (27935)

Answer

Numbers are used in specific cases. The letters of the alphabet are considered variables, such that the equation or formula can be used with any numbers.

See Variables and Constants in Algebra for an explanation.

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Why were Clinton years not good for honesty?

Education

March 9, 2017

Question

Why does William Bennett say that the Clinton years were not good years for impressing the virtue of honesty on our kids ?

Lucy - Congo (27934)

Answer

Although former President Clinton showed dishonesty during the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, I don't think that Mr. Clinton or people in his administration were basically dishonest.

Mr. Bennett's view of the Clinton years is somewhat biased by his political views, since he is a Conservative Republican and Clinton is a Democrat.

I hope that helps in your understanding. Best wishes for success in your studies.

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