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3.2 The evolution of the EU

The EU has grown out of a series of intergovernmental political initiatives which have been expressed in a number of treaties. These treaties form the building blocks that give authority and power to the institutions and law-making bodies of the EU. The process is evolutionary, as treaties are reviewed and amended to reflect both the changing membership and the vision of the EU.

The EU is founded on several treaties:

  1. The treaty that established
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • have a basic understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR);

  • have an understanding of the European Union (EU);

  • acquire a basic knowledge about the EU institutions;

  • acquire an understanding of the sources of EU law;

  • acquire a knowledge of the interaction between EU law and domestic law.


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1.7.3 What is proportion?

A common criticism of many children's and some adults' drawings is that certain parts are not ‘in proportion’. That means that they are either too big or too small in relation to the rest of the masterpiece. ‘In proportion’ means being in the same ratio. Imagine that you have drawn a picture of the front of your house, reducing it in scale to one twentieth of its size.

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5 Example of a straightforward subtraction

In the example below of a straightforward subtraction, in every column the digit at the top of the column is bigger than the digit at the bottom. Click on each step in turn to see how to carry out the calculation.

13 Dividing decimal numbers – an example

Say you want to divide 39.44 by 2.9. After adjusting the decimal points this becomes 394.4 divided by 29. The division, ignoring the decimal point, is shown below.

The final step is to insert the decimal point in the right place in your answer. Click on step 1 below to see how.

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4.9 Further exercises

Exercise 58

Determine the equation of the circle with centre (2, 1) and radius 3.

Answer

The equation of the circle is

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2.1 Definitions

In this section we introduce an alternative way of describing points in the plane 2 or in three-dimensional space 3;
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2.3.1 Cylinder

The simplest example of a paper-and-glue construction is to make a rectangle into a cylinder by gluing together two opposite edges. We take a closed rectangle ABB' A' in the plane and identify the opposite edges AB and A'B', as shown in Figure 27. This means that:

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This course is taken from Ouverture, a language course that concentrates on French as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into French society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in French. This course focuses on the French on holiday.

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