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false Questions

If you double the diameter of a circle what happens to the area?

It becomes 4 times as large. Here is a simple example:

A = πr2

For diameter 2, A = π

For diameter 4, A = 22 * π = 4π.


What is CAYTOA?

CAYTOA is the International Mail Processing Centre in Toronto.


How much do tights cost?

The price of a pair of tights depends on the brand. Department store tights can cost $20 a pair or more. A pair of tights at a drugstore, Target or Walmart will cost you about $5-7.


What is Blancita?

I've modified the previous answer here because it disregarded Spanish spelling, but was otherwise correct for the pronunciation "blahn-KEE-tah":

"Blanquita", with "qu" instead of "c", means "little white girl" in Spanish. The root word is "blanco"/"blanca" which means white. and the -ita is used to show affection or it could also mean little. Most people think this is derogatory or mean, but in reality, it's not. it just depends on what way it's used.

If you were asking about a word or name pronounced "blahn-KEE-tah", this is a good answer. I've never heard of "Blancita", which in Spanish would be pronounced "blahn-SEE-tah", and would be meaningless AFAIK.


How big is 36x24?

36x24 what value? inches, feet, yards, miles,metres,centimetres, millimetres? It's impossible to answer in that context.

If you only mean 36x24 as a multiplication problem, then it equals 864.

If you want to simplify 36x24 ( like a ratio, I guess), then it becomes 18x12, 9x6, and 3x2.

* * * * *

I disagree with the last sentence because a ratio is denoted by ":" or "/", not "x".

Letters Notes and Memos
Proper Addressing

How can you write your address on a postcard?

The more common approach is to use a pen, however, pencils are also acceptable. A more unorhodox method is to use a crayon, which is frowned upon. For the actual writing of the address, you should write the street name, followed by the town name, followed by your county/state. If you are in a foreign contry, you will also need to put the country on. However, why anyone would want to send a post card to themselves is beyond me.

Math and Arithmetic
Weight and Mass

How many zeros is in a ton?

a ton is a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2,000 pounds. I would say there are three (3) zeros in a "ton".

Similarities Between

What is something both wrestlers and models do?

They both pose for the camera.

They both must maintain or project a certain "look" and identity.

They both have to face up to the fact that age will limit their career.

They both require good lighting and P.R to stay employed.

They will both be chewed up and discarded by the "cruelty" of the "industry".

They will both have lot's of pictures to look back on, in their dotage.

Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

Where does the expression get off the stick and get it done come from?

Could mean . stop resting on the shovel handle or spear and get to work.

Civil Engineering

Where did people live before they evolved to live in buildings and houses?

Initially people lived in the open or under the canopies of trees or in caves or in any sheltering hole they could find comfort suiting to the prevailing weather conditions.

As the population multiplied they felt the need for creating shelters using broad leaves, tree branches, stones, soil, etc.

Gradually they developed building many varieties of structures as their needs increased.

Mental Health

How do you not freeze up in a fight?

Practice Fighting with your friends, use pads. Study various fighting arts such as Jujitsu, atemi waza, etc., as well as some of the more modern teachers of street fighting tactics and techniques, and incorporate from whatever you study only that which is useful to you. For example, if you're not very strong on kicking techniques or joint locking techniques then do not incorporate them. You want simple, easy to use tactics and techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of different situations that do not take years of practice to master. When you are confident that you are capable of utilizing what you have learned and practiced, instead of letting the thought of what an assailant might do to you cause you to freeze up, rather, concentrate and focus on what you are going to do to him/her. Also, don't give your game away, make the assailant think that you're afraid, help build his ego so that he may relax and slightly let down his guard, then, when he least expects it explode into action. But the best advice is do not put yourself purposely into situations or environments where you might be vulnerable to attack or ambush in the first place.

Addition: Here is a link that will tell you the effects of high stress self-defense situations on performance, and how to help counteract them.


What is a person called who works with brass?


This word is the same spelling as the thing you light a fire in, but is also a worker in brass, as a glazier is a worker in glass.

The earlier answer, "brassiere" is clearly someone having a laugh.

Lawn Care

What are the effects of an improper drainage system?

An improper drainage system leads to the foundation damage and ultimately insect Infestation, mold and allergens. Poor drainage grade will allow water to seep through the ground to the soil layer underneath.


How do you decode numbers to letters?

== 1== a 2=b 3=c 4=d 5=e 6=f 7=g and just keep going to the end of the alphabet. == === ===

Famous Quotations

What is the meaning of doesn't exist in a vacuum?

The popular idiom "life doesn't exist in a vacuum" means that everything is in relation to it's context. Everyone lives in a different culture, society, family, etc. that alters and shapes the way they see the world. This is a lot why people are fascinated by the few "feral children" (i.e. children dropped off in the woods or whatnot, without living with other humans.) These children have lived without being conditioned by society, so scientists are very interested in them because they really have almost been brought up "in a vacuum." Don't forget: in a vacuum is NOT referring to a vacuum cleaner; it is referring to a vacuum of space. Nothing is there to alter the original thing. Hope that helps!


What is the diminutive of sow?

there is no true diminutive for sow, hog, etc, as these terms are used for adult animals. i.e. those capable of reproduction.

The name for a non-mature pig is piglet, so one could have a sow piglet.

btw the diminutive for a fountain pen is inkling.

It may well be that is only for humans that we have gendered names for the juveniles.

girl/boy, lass/lad


What is the score in cribbage with hand of 4 5s?


US Marine Corps History and Traditions

What is a zero bubble military order?

When piloting a submarine- Zero bubble means sailing level in the water, with no up or down inclination. An order 'To Zero Bubble' means to return the craft to level in the water.

Email and IM

How many kinds of mail?

There are two main types of email service providers to choose from email clients and webmail. When you use your provider to access your email from a different device or location online, you can use one of three major email protocols to do so: POP3, IMAP, and Exchange.


What are the characteristics of a loyal person?

A loyal person is someone who will stand by someone else, or a cause, no matter what happens.


What type of lunch box is good for a 14 year old girl?

i would suggest that if you want a plastic bag, thats fine. but it will cost a lot of money since plastic bags go quick. a lunchbox will be fine too. it doesn't really matter. whatever works good for you, and whatever you want. :) don't stress about a lunchbox.

Well... if your just gonna keep it in ur school bag and only open it to get food, then a simple coloured plastic one should do. But if ur more of an adventurous type then get one with ur fav childhood cartoon character on it.. or some thing like ben ten, barbie or dora, etc.

I would suggest to just use a paper bag - less demonstrative and embellishing.

Vera Bradley lunchboxes are very popular at my school. Or just a paper bag works. But one of my friends has a spongebob one thats kinda cute and works for her. it just depends on the person


How is a test cross set up?

you take the P1(parental) generation and pair all possible alleles up with the corresponding gene of the parents and put one horizontal and one vertical. then it is treated as if it were a multiplication table


What are the age groups for dragons called?

Same as normal human years. Supposedly they live from 400 to around 90 thousand years or so, but since not a single one exists in a "modern" world, they don't have a certain type of name for their age.

Slogans and Mottos
Fanboy and Chum Chum (TV Series)

Did somebody say shenanigans?

Who didn't say shenanigans is the real question. Shenanigans is pretty much the best word ever. Not to mention, shenanigans are just fun!

Yes. Farva did.

The Hunger Games

Why do the Peacekeepers beat up Cinna?

The peacekeeper beat up Cinna because he was ordered to.

Cinna designed a dress and told Katniss to spin around in it, when she did so, the dress turned into a mockingjay - the symbol of the rebellion. President Snow couldn't allow Cinna to go unpunished and sent a peacekeeper to beat him up.

President Snow planned it so that Katniss would see Cinna being beaten up just before she entered the arena, providing her with a disadvantage.

the peacekeepers beat up cinna because P. Snow thought he was a rebel, which is dangerous the the country of penem


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