-P1: Write a brief history about what capital punishment is and its history in Canada. Referencing the short story “Two Fishermen” discuss how if the story was based in Canada when it might have taken place based on your knowledge of capital punishment.
Capital punishment is the act of ending one’s life due to his or her specific actions. The individual is either killed by, lethal injection, hanging, electric chair, gas chamber and or firing squad. In Canada capital punishment started in 1865, for crimes of murder, treason, and rape. It was removed from the Canadian Criminal Code in 1976 and was replaced with a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole for 25 years for all first-degree murders. In the short story “Two Fishermen”, capital punishment was a topic the story was based around. It showed how it doesn’t just affect the person who is being killed but the lives of others. The story could have taken place in Canada due to it not following the rules of the USA capital punishment requirements. Capital punishment has been in the past for quite some time now but sadly is apart of our history.
-P2: Also, discuss your opinion on whether Thomas Delaney should have been killed for his actions in defending his wife. Come up with an argument and three reasons why or why not he should have been killed.
In my opinion, Thomas Delaney should not have been killed for his actions in defending his wife because, his action came out of anger, and no, there should never be a right reason for killing someone and that also states that he shouldn’t have been killed as well. Thomas, who we don’t know much of, killed a bad man, who was affecting someone he loves and cares for in a very bad way. I don’t think to give someone capital punishment for doing one crime is justice when the crime came from defense. Thomas saved his wife and possibly many other women. I think that jail time would have been the more suitable decision in this situation. People shouldn’t have the power to chose the death of others, and Thomas Delany shouldn’t have been the one to face that problem.
This week we started our final unit of precalc 11 which is trig. A total new concept on how to use it compared to grade 10.
This week we learned how to simplify rational expressions by multiplying and dividing.
This week we learned how to determine non-permissible values from rational expressions.
In this question, you first start by taking out the denominator. With this denominator factor it to find the x values. The denominator can never equal zero. By finding finding the x’s you are finding the non-permissible values.
This week I learned how to graph an absolute value of a quadratic function with a linear equation.
Given the equation , start by plotting the y intercept which is +3. Then find the slop which is a rise of 3 and a run of 1. Once the graph hits the x-axis it reflects and continues the graph but with the opposites plots of when it would be below the x-axis.
This week in Precalculus we learned how to solve systems of equations algebraically.
Going step by step, substituting, simplifying and factoring to find the solutions for the equations.
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This week I learned how to graph a line and figure out what side has all possible solutions.
With the line plot it on a graph by finding the y intercepts and the slope. Decide on if the line is solid or dotted by looking at the sign. if the sign is less than or greater than it is a dotted line, if it is less than or equal to, or greater than or equal to, then it is a solid line. By finding what side to shade, pick a plot from a side of the line and plug it into the equation. If the plots work with the equation then shade that side of the line where you got that point from, if it doesn’t shade the other side.
This week in Precalculus was a review in preparation for our midterm. Three thing that I needed to review was solving radical expressions, converting standard to general form and our first chapter “Sequences and Series”.
Above I have shown two questions one showing how to find the sum of a series, and one finding the the last term using the sum given in the question, by using the formula to find the sum and an = a1 + (n – 1)d to find the nth term.