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  1. In short, PC is used for actions that have been completed, no longer being done, and happening at a certain point in time. IMP tense is used for description(describing a thing, or a place), habits(e.g. doing something every Monday) , or something that happened with no indication of it being finished. I suggest you look up an article about how and when to use both tenses; a Google search would more likely than not yield better information for you than the community. This one sums it up well I think: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/passe-compose-vs-imparfait/ Hope this helps!
  2. Hello! The IB isn't for everyone and you're not a failure for dropping out; it's normal. However just take a deeper look at yourself before you make your decision. If you really lack the motivation to continue in your studies, then I'd drop it for sure. Honestly if you're going to be working in your own country and just doing social work after you graduate, IB doesn't really help your job prospects too much. It made no difference in making my life easier post-secondary. So just do what you like! A bunch of people drop out of the program and it's completely normal- it doesn't make them stupid, they just figured out there were better options Cheers!
  3. If you're really stuck on textbook problems, try quote Googling the answer. More than occasionally you will find someone who has asked the same question. After confirming my answer with the a Yahoo answers website, I've come to this conclusion. kw0573 made a crucial point in saying the [...] was important. Here is what you know. V=5(pi)m3=(pi)r2h (volume of a cylinder) h=5/r2 (boundary condition) This is the relationship you need to establish between height and radius. The surface area is 2(pi)rh+(pi)r2. In order to account for the materials' costs, you reference that EVERYTHING is made of stainless steel. The equation for your surface area in terms of cost becomes 2(pi)rh+5(pi)r2=SA 2(pi)r(5/r2)+5(pi)r2=SA (plug in boundary condition) 10(pi/r)+5(pi)r2 Take the derivative WRT radius, and set it to 0 in order to find a minimum. d(SA)/dr= (-10(pi)/r2)+10(pi)r=0 d(SA)/dr=(-10(pi)/r2)=-10(pi)r r=1 h=5/r2 h=5 Hope that helps, don't know why the font changed in between O.o
  4. This was more or less how I felt in French B. I'm still taking the language in university now, and hopefully I'll be passably bilingual when I graduate. I was in a very similar situation to yourself, but if you have any worries about not doing well in the course, it's really not too bad C: You should be able to get a lot of practice throughout the year and your teacher will probably assign some homework so you don't lose all your French over the summer. I didn't have any confidence in communicating orally but my French teacher always told me: "have faith in your ability to communicate, and you will be understood". It didn't make me feel better at the time, because French was something that I personally struggled with throughout highschool. The liasons make phrases sound like one really long sentence, which was a constant discombobulation Put that on top of the lack of French knowledge I had, I feel like I'm in(and still am) in your shoes. As far as becoming fluent goes, you're not going to be fluent by the end of the course if all you're doing in spending an hour and a half everyday learning about the language for two years. Your proficiency in language comes from immersing yourself in it,- that is, speaking it and trying it whenever you can. All of that is up to you and how much of an effort you put in learning the French language. Hope this helps =)
  5. If that's your justification eating meat being ethical, I have to completely disagree. The bottom line is by eating animals, we are creating the demand for murdering animals to sustain ourselves. It doesn't matter how it's done, it doesn't matter how much we do it, we are killing some form of life to satisfy our hunger. Imagine if it was the another way around, if people were food to animals was as common as we eat them. The ability to procreate does not justify the continuous process of killing a species for food. Life has infinitely more value to oneself than being food to another, especially for animals, because they are capable of intelligent life. It's easy to say it's okay to eat animals when we're sitting on the throne, but if large groups of people are being killed for food, I wouldn't think anyone would say the ability to reproduce justifies a universal genocide, even if we are treated humanely before death. Animals have their own will too; and I'd argue they don't want to be food just as much as us.
  6. How about you show us how what you've done in this problem instead of asking us to do your homework for you? We're not here to do your assignments.
  7. If you cannot help a member don't post anything. It is even worse to claim something completely false. OP: When you cannot find such information, it is often reasonable to start making assumptions. If you can identify a major ingredient in the sunflower oil you were using, you can try finding the heat capacity of that instead. There are different types of sunflower oils so it is difficult to really help you, but I'm pretty sure the information you need(or at least, will accept) is out there somewhere.
  8. 1. Two data points is not enough to make a safe conclusion about a relationship. To be absolutely blunt, you can't even say the correlation is positive. The relationship could be periodic, making the graph behave in a wave; it could also be polynomial to a higher degree, so there could be turning points. If you're just strictly talking about the two data points, then yeah I guess you could say they have a positive correlation, but that doesn't give you any information about the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. 2. Yeah it would be an inverse relationship. I believe that just means that as one variable goes up, the other goes down. Proportionality just means the variables are bound by a factor of a constant; e.g. y=-2x is an inversely proportional relationship. But if you have something like y=e^(-x), that would be an inverse relationship. 3. Haven't really encountered this before, but I would at least try to graph the points electronically and make note of the maximum slope, just to stick to standard procedure as much as possible. I don't know the nature of your experiment so I can't really say anything about that, but if you have a justified reason then make sure you get your point through in the discussion section of your lab. Hope this helps
  9. Once a big holiday I think. Do you pee in the shower?
  10. You'll have plenty of time to get used to the IB program. I failed a bunch of calculus tests in my academic year in my grade 12 math class, but I studied my heart out for the papers and ended up with a 7, and trust me, I'm the further thing from a genius You don't need to be a math brainiac to score a 6 or 7 in Math SL, but expect to put in more work than you're used to if you hope to do well. Math is one of those subjects where you really have to practice and do the questions. You have all year to get a feel of what's up. Figure out what you're good at and what you're not, make a plan that works and stick with it. It sounds like you've gotten some of that figured out already. And hey, if you're willing to study right now you'd be well on your way to a good grade.
  11. I made this thread just so I could post this about you. Let's see. 1. You are actually an old lady- you're not fooling anyone with your member title pfft. Trikz are for kids 2. Is your DP from avatar? you must be some old asian earth bending lady to be exact then. 3. You're from the United States, therefore https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=383653508508509&set=p.383653508508509&type=1&__mref=message_bubble 4. You must be Emilia's mom or really older sister, and sent to to go to school in FInland. Because you have similar names. 5. You must be a superstar with that kind of rep. Some kinda superstar old lady or however that works O.o 6. I was gonna edit your profile because I thought you posted your phone number. It was actually the number of posts you made on this site.
  12. 1.You must love Sailor Moon and have all the original episodes in your room. 2.You must be a super star because of all the reputation 3. You're probably a really deep thinker, "real AND imaginary components"???? no way 4. You must like photoshopping certain people out of your pictures looking at your DP you're not giving me a lot to work with
  13. Just going to add... 1. Help us help you. This means you put in the effort to show us what you have done, explain what you need help with, and put in a relevant topic title. "Need help focusing my RQ" is better than "Urgent help needed!!!" 2. Thank members through the reputation system, with the like button at bottom right of a post, not with a post that says "thank you". This is to reduce the traffic on the site. 3. Do not ask for past papers, or post links to IBO copyrighted material(yes, past papers are copyrighted material). IBS doesn't want to be sued by the IBO for distributing this stuff. We ask that you look elsewhere through a Google search, ask your teachers for them, or buy them from the IBO itself. Threads/posts made asking for this will be closed immediately when seen. 4. As King112 said, we can't do your work for you. This means we can't give you completely original ideas, or give you key comparison points or your lit. works, or tell you what would be a great idea for your Design IA. This ultimately defeats the purpose of you learning as an individual. We can guide you and give you feedback on your ideas, but do not tell us that you have ____ due in ___ days, and you need an idea of how to do it. We just can't do that. 5. Don't revive year old threads, especially if the question has already been answered. This is common sense. The person who made the thread probably doesn't even hang around the site anymore, not to mention they already got the help they needed. 6. If you find anything wrong, or have a problem with someone or staff on the site, report it or send any active staff member a PM. I know sometimes I may come off as an *******, but I/we(the staff)/our intention is to maintain the integrity of the website. We're humans too and IB students just like you, and we'd appreciate your understanding whenever we close threads, give you a warning PM, etc. 7. Spamming. Just don't do it. Posts that are one line long are usually considered to be spam because they likely won't provide any meaningful input. Keep your posts relevant on the threads you're writing. 8. Reading the board rules makes the forum run much more smoothly. We're not going to force members to read it, but when you find out one of your threads or posts are missing, or have somehow accumulated some warning points, you've probably breached one of our rules. The moderating staff take action at their own discretion and will do our best to tell you what's going on, but if I see advertising, or a recently made account made just to reputation boost or spam, I might just consider suspending it just off of that. This is obvious. The point of the website is for IB students to help each other.
  14. nonono you're just suppose to look at my information and make assumptions about me you don't have to list your own information, or make assumptions about yourself. so.....i can say 1. you must be obsessed with astrology because your name is shootingstar16 2. you must be silly because you think constellations are somehow related to personality 3. you must be a girl because you use pink font 4. since your dp is a cat, you must have a cat, actually, it means that that cat is your cat 5. but your member title says bark, so you must have a cat that barks. 6. you want to major in history, so you must be a good storyteller with a good memory 7. fries with that degree.... eh? See that last one might be offensive but since i know its you, we're good remember it's all for fun guys
  15. Basically all you do is look at the person above you, and based on their username, picture, previous comment, information, w.e, make a completely illegitimate and ridiculous assumption about them. All the posts here are intended to be made in jest so please don't get offended or if you feel like you would don't post =) For example: My name is CkyBlue. My display picture is an anime chick in a superhero suit. I am a Global Moderator. I'm from Canada. My exams were in May 2012. You can assume: My favourite colour must be blue. Sky blue duh I must be asian because I have a picture of anime. I must live in arctic conditions, eat breakfast with maple syrup all day, and ride a polar bear to school. I must have no life because I'm still modding the website in 2015. ....Fire away!