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Mathematics...is ‘mx1’ column vector If the ‘b’ vector is a zero vector i.e. all the elements of this vector are zero, then the system of equations is called a ‘Homogeneous System’ If the ‘b’ vector is non-zero vector i.e. if even one of the elements is non-zero then the system of equations is termed as ‘Nonhomogenous System’. Q1. (e) A homogeneous system always has a trivial solution i.e. a solution vector with all the elements being zero. However, for a homogeneous system to **have** a non-trivial solution the Determinant of Matrix A must be equal to zero. i.e. for non – trivial solution of Ax = b (b = 0) Determinant A = 0 Q2. (a) The profile of the boiler shell is made by revolution of a parabola. Let us assume that equation of the...

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The Yoruba Rites of Passage.... Such **people** are buried by their younger counterparts. On the other hand, an aged person’s death and burial is accompanied by celebrations such as wining, dining and dancing owing to the fact that they **have** already lived and enjoyed their lives to the maximum. Such **people** are buried inside their houses as opposed to grave yards and their son in laws, if any, are the ones who carry the responsibility of digging the grave. The burial of the dead is usually conducted within a period not exceeding 3 days but it is also important to consider the fact that some of these traditions **have** been compromised by the availability of **modern** equipment to preserve the...

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Religion In Yoruba- Orisha Oshun...? Number] Religion in **Yoruba**- ORISHA OSHUNI Introduction **Yoruba** is one of the four official languageswhich are spoken in Nigeria. **Yoruba** is also a member of Volta-Niger branch of Niger Congo family of languages. About 22 million **people** spoke this language in southwest Nigeria, Togo, Brazil and the USA (Engler 2012, p.13) Oshun seems to like a fair skin bronzed colour woman who has very good smile. She loves to **have** the finest thing in life and sometimes she is never satisfied. In **Yoruba** religion, Oshun is an Orisha who represents love, beauty, closeness, wealth and diplomacy. It is in the group of the Head’s Oshas. She is a very beautiful woman, cheering and smiling always. Sometimes she is very sad and suffered. She symbolizes... followers...

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Mathematics...Instructions: Independent study. Choose a topic within algebra for independent study. Your topic should be **mathematics** that you **have** not studied before or that goes beyond what you **have** studied. For example, you may use this topic on"Nuclear salvation or nuclear folly" by R.E Lapp.
Do not think about developing a lesson plan, or to teach your topic to children. A little story of **mathematics** is welcome, but that should not be the main theme of your paper. The objective is to describe some **mathematics** that you **have** learned. Include a summary of why you selected your topic, and what you learned about it from each resource that you used....

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How Children Learn Mathematics..." and this attitude is easy to adopt if a person has had earlier problems with elementary **mathematics**. (Dedyna 2002, Press). Emphasis on speed on math classes may also be a problem for a large number of students. Answers are expected too quickly and that puts stress on the students. Liedtke expresses, "We lose many, many students because of the emphasis on speed in math classes. We **have** children waking up at night, fearing the next days speed test." (Dedyna 2002, Press).
Why do students suffer from these problems? The representation problem, first off, may be because the students are not given the choice of **how** to represent their thinking. The representation is imposed on them whether...

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Mathematics...of these variations **have** led to a **Mathematics** Subject Classification 11P05 entitled “Waring’s Problem and variants.”
The Goldbach Conjecture
In 1742, Goldbach suggested that every integer greater than 2 could be written as the sum of 3 primes. However, Goldbach considered the number 1 to be prime, Euler reformulated Goldbach’s statement to propose that: all even integers greater than 2 can be written as the sum of 2 primes, and this is now known as the Goldbach Conjecture. This paper explores the progress that has been made towards the proof of this conjecture to date.
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Consumer Mathematics...The diversity available to the consumers can be overwhelming since many individuals are not familiar with the differences between the different typesof accounts. Checking accounts are primarily utilized as an instrument to make payments and use for day to day expenses, hence they yield very low or no interest. As an investment instrument, checking accounts are immediately eliminated since it provides no significant returns. Savings accounts are the most widely used type of account, but they come in a variety of types that yield different interest rates based on minimum balances, restrictions and terms of the individual account. Some common variants of traditional savings accounts are; passport savings, money market accounts... diversity...

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Mathematics...1. An instance in my daily life where I rely on the skills of rounding and estimating is when I do the grocery shopping. In order to get a fair estimate of what my bill is up to, I roughly calculate the value of each shopping item by rounding to the closest whole number. An occupation such as a shop teller would need to **have** sound multiplication and division skills because their job requires them to give and receive the right amount of change.
2. The concept of negative numbers is harder to grasp because there cannot be anything less than nothing, which is what zero is. An example of where it is important to understand integers in the financial world is with banking (Glydon). If someone spends more than they...

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Mathematics...**Mathematics**: Open/Closing Credit The credit card will largely depend on the credit card holder purchasing behavior. Your current card charges 16.5% annually. Therefore, interest charges on a balance of $5,000 will be given by:
This is the interest charged on your current card, regardless of the duration. On the other hand Visa Student Card charges a lower annual percentage of 10.8% after a 6 month 0% interest period. On a balance of $5,000, the interest will be;
Obviously, the student card charges a lower interest compared to your current card and even offers a grace period of 6 months interest free which makes it an attractive option. However, since you usually **have** a large outstanding balance, chances of defaulting or exceeding... the...

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Woman in Yoruba...Woman in **Yoruba** (A research paper in the visual arts) 07 April (estimated word count – 877) Overview: The Yorubais a group of **people** from the relatively lush part of south-western Africa. This region contrasts sharply with the harsh and arid conditions of most of Africa and it was due to this abundance of natural resources in this sub-Saharan south-western portion of Africa that **Yoruba** art took its highest form. **Yoruba** civilization is believed to **have** started at around 2,000 years ago. Its civilization attained its zenith at around 1,100 A.D. Its arts was refined to a high degree as shown by the extant sculptures and carvings usually in the form of masks...

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