You may have noticed that sometimes the order in which calculations are carried out seems to matter and sometimes it does not. When using a calculator, it is very important to know the order in which it will do calculations. It is not always the order in which you enter them.

Although written English is read from left to right, this is not the case for all written languages (Chinese is read top to bottom, right to left). With mathematics, the order of the written operations does not alw
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Division is probably the most awkward of the four arithmetic operations. Since you may have a calculator, you do not need to be able to carry out complicated divisions by hand, but you do need to carry out simple divisions in order to check your calculator calculations. Division is the reverse process of multiplication. The quantity 12 Ã· 3 tells us how many times 3 goes into 12. Since 4 Ã— 3 = 12, 12 Ã· 3 = 4.

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## Example 13

Suppose you plan to redecorate your bathroom. The end wall has the following shape, with dimensions as shown on the diagram. The quality of the plasterwork is not good and you are considering tiling the wall.

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BIEB 166 - Lecture 23 - 3/5/2010
BIEB 166 - Lecture 23
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BIEB 166 - Lecture 24 - 3/8/2010
BIEB 166 - Lecture 24
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TecnologÃ­as de las conservas vegetales
Ofrecer al alumno una visiÃ³n global y precisa de la industria y la tecnologÃ­a de las conservas vegetales. Proporcionar la capacidad de establecer procedimientos para frenar las alteraciones de productos vegetales en el perÃ­odo que media entre la cosecha y el consumo. Aportar los fundamentos teÃ³ricos y prÃ¡cticos sobre los procesos de conservaciÃ³n y los procesos respiratorios involucrados en la tecnologÃ­a vegetal. Conocer los equipos y la tecnologÃ­a empleada en la industria c
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Legislation may be passed because of some national emergency or crisis which emerges during the Government's period in office. For example, the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 was introduced to respond to the new situation arising from the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001. The aim of the 2001 Act was to cut off terrorist funding, ensure that Government departments and agencies have the power to collect and share information required for countering
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Reducing the effects of fish farms
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Kenny Black and Jo Gosling of the Scottish Association for Marine Science describe the work they're doing to make fish farming sustainable.
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After a database has been created, there are two ways of populating the tables â€“ either from existing data, or through the use of the user applications developed for the database.

For some tables, there may be existing data from another database or data files. For example, in establishing a database for a hospital you would expect that there are already some records of all the staff that have to be included in the database. Data might also be bought in from an outside agency (address
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A variety of helical structures can be identified in proteins using X-ray diffraction. A helix can be described by the number of units (amino acid residues) per turn (n) and by its pitch (p), which is the distance that the helix rises along its axis per turn. These parameters are indicated in Figure 8 for a number of helices
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If I were you, I wouldn't start from here: understanding Oxford through its past
Local history lecture, by Chris Day, giving an overview of the history of the University of Oxford. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/lh01 to view the full presentation from Chris Day, including his slides.
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14.20 Industrial Organization and Public Policy (MIT)
This is a course in industrial organization, the study of firms in markets. Industrial organization focuses on firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets, which appear to be far more common than the perfectly competitive markets that were the focus of your basic microeconomics course. This field analyzes the acquisition and use of market power by firms, strategic interactions among firms, and the role of government competition policy. We will approach this subject from both theoretical and
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Amid the Quiet of Colorado's Great Sand Dunes
The sand dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park in south-central Colorado are famous for being the tallest in North America - and among the quietest places in the entire country. Conor Knighton takes a listening tour. (03:45)

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A young person's life inside and outside school needs to include opportunities that enhance their personal development and the chance to explore activities that extend their interests. You need to be aware of these wider opportunities and to encourage students to participate.

Above all, the information, advice and guidance you offer must be impartial and independent. Your prime purpose is to help the student to progress further along his/her own pathway of lifelong learning.

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2007.10.19-iTunes U Overview (Video)
This presentation covers requesting edit access for iTunes U, overview of the iTunes U site, accessing and editing your podcast, uploading media like audio, video, enhanced podcast or PDFs.
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This section will help to make you aware of career opportunities within a variety employment sectors, and highlight the importance of learning languages for your career.

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2007.09.28-Frontiers of New Media Symposium: Panel on Distance
The Communication and History Departments of the University of Utah present a symposium that explores the ways in which ?wired? media technologies?including telegraph, radio, television, film, and the internet?have taken shape at least partly in response
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

• give examples of how language is related to culture in local, national and global contexts

• describe some traditions related to different cultures, using words from the relevant languages

• explain the importance of learning languages and being aware of cultural differences

• develop strategies for improving foreign language writing and speaking skills

• identify the opportuni
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This section has looked at simulations, in which digital models of key aspects of the real world can be manipulated by programs. The examples included models of the world's climate, the early cosmos, stock markets, biological evolution and fantasy worlds and personalities. I've offered the view that simulation has far reaching implications for science, politics and society and will invite you to question that view in the final section.

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Our consciousness of our bodies remains fundamentally tied up with our everyday embodied activities and relationships. The body thus represents both our particular view of the world as well as our Being-in-the-world (Heidegger, 1962 [1927]). Martin Heidegger (2001) draws a distinction between corporeal things and the body, questioning whether the sense of embodied selfhood that we all possess needs to coincide with the limits of a corporeal body. The corporeal thing stops
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