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The stance Jordan takes in the passage is best described as that of

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The main rhetorical effect of the series of three phrases in lines 5-6 ("the diminution, the subversion, the destruction") is to

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As used in line 37, "channeled" most nearly means

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In lines 49-54 ("Prosecutions ... sense"), what is the most likely reason Jordan draws a distinction between two types of "parties"?

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Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?

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5. For the sake of the cohesion of this paragraph, sentence 3 should be placed

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Aaron is staying at a hotel that charges \$99.95 per night plus tax for a room. A tax of 8% is applied to the room rate, and an additional one-time untaxed fee of \$5.00 is charged by the hotel. Which of the following represents Aaron's total charge, in dollars, for staying x nights?

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4x - y = 3y + 7 and x + 8y = 4. Based on the system of equations above, what is the value of the product xy?

Q.13
The toll rates for crossing a bridge are \$6.50 for a car and \$10 for a truck. During a two-hour period, a total of 187 cars and trucks crossed the bridge, and the total collected in tolls was \$1,338. Solving which of the following systems of equations yields the number of cars, x, and the number of trucks, y, that crossed the bridge during the two hours?

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When a scientist dives in salt water to a depth of 9 feet below the surface, the pressure due to the atmosphere and surrounding water is 18.7 pounds per square inch. As the scientist descends, the pressure increases linearly. At a depth of 14 feet, the pressure is 20.9 pounds per square inch. If the pressure increases at a constant rate as the scientist's depth below the surface increases, which of the following linear models best describes the pressure p in pounds per square inch at a depth of d feet below the surface?

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The scatterplot above shows counts of Florida manatees, a type of sea mammal, from 1991 to 2011. Based on the line of best fit to the data shown, which of the following values is closest to the average yearly increase in the number of manatees?

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A researcher places two colonies of bacteria into two petri dishes that each have area 10 square centimeters. After the initial placement of the bacteria (t = 0), the researcher measures and records the area covered by the bacteria in each dish every ten minutes. The data for each dish were fit by a smooth curve, as shown above, where each curve represents the area of dish covered by bacteria as a function of time, in hours. Which of the following is a correct statement about the data above?

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According to the table, for which age group did the greatest percentage of people report that they had voted?

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Of the 18- to 34-year-olds who reported voting, 500 people were selected at random to do a follow-up survey where they were asked which candidate they voted for. There were 287 people in this follow-up survey sample who said they voted for Candidate A, and the other 213 people voted for someone else. Using the data from both the follow-up survey and the initial survey, which of the following is most likely to be an accurate statement?

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