## 18.) A researcher predicts that listening to music while solving math problems will make a particular brain area more active….

18.) A researcher predicts that listening to music while solving math problems will make a particular brain area more active. To test this, a research participant has her brain scanned while listening to music and solving math problems, and the brain area of interest has a percentage signal change of 58. From many previous studies with this same math problems procedure (but not listening to music), it is known that the signal change in this brain area is normally distributed with a mean of 35 and a standard deviation of 10. (a) Using the .01 level, what should the researcher conclude? Solve this problem explicitly using all five steps of hypothesis testing, and illustrate your answer with a sketch showing the comparison distribution, the cutoff (or cutoffs), and the score of the sample on this distribution. (b) Then explain your answer to someone who has never had a course in statistics (but who is familiar with mean, standard deviation, and Z scores).

## Exceptional Geek Only Unit 2 IP

Tom is driving his brand-new sports car to work. He is very proud of his car because it took a long time to save for his down payment. While stopped at a four-way intersection, he was waiting to proceed into the intersection when another vehicle cut him off.

This made him slam on his breaks, and he waited for the other person to go through the intersection. This behavior set off his anger, and he became irate and started yelling at the other driver. This was an automatic reaction on his part. The cognitive restructuring theory could teach him how to handle his excessive anger.

Assignment Guidelines

• Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research the 4 steps in cognitive restructuring.
• Address the following in 750â€“1,000 words:
• What is the purpose of the cognitive restructuring theory? Explain.
• How would the cognitive restructuring theory help Tom from the scenario above in handling his excessive anger? Explain.
• What are the steps that he should take to control his anger? Explain and be specific.
• Describe a situation that you were in where the cognitive restructuring theory could help.
• Explain the situation using the 4 steps in cognitive restructuring.
• If left unchecked, how could frequent outbursts of excessive anger eventually result in serious criminal or socially unacceptable behavior? Explain.
• Use at least 3 scholarly sources to fully support your arguments.
• Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

## law assignment finish within 5 hours

some of the information is in the attachment file.     2500words please  harvard  style

Requirement : (1)using The’shrimp-turtle’dispute and The tuna-dolphin dispute, this two cases in this assignment  ( These two cases is in WTO official website, easily to find )

(2) WTO and GATT should be included in this assignment

(3) EU growth hormones case also should be in this assignment

## BLE

Discussion answers 2 paragraphs per question. The questions are attached within this request. Thank you Siddharth

## suppose the angle theta is formed by two sides of length 8 in an isosceles triangle. find an expression for…

suppose the angle theta is formed by two sides of length 8 in an isosceles triangle. find an expression for the area a(theta) of the triangle. then find the value(s) of theta so that the triangle’s area is 25.

## Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies

Part One – (85 points)

Company Introduction: Starbucks, Inc.

Founded in 1971 with a single store in Seattle, Starbucks (SBUX) today is connected with millions of customers, more than 20,000 retail stores, located in 65 countries.  Starbucks offers a range of exceptional products that customers enjoy in our stores, at home, and on the go. This includes premium coffee and tea, handcrafted beverages, merchandise including equipment, packaged goods, music, refresher energy drinks, juices and fresh food. Starbucks brand portfolio includes Starbucks Coffee, Seattleâ€™s Best Coffee, Teavana, Tazo, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange and Torrefazione Italia Coffee.  SBUX went public in June, 1992 at a price of \$17 per share.  As of September, 2014 SBUX earned \$16.5 billion in revenue and \$2.1 billion in net earnings. [1]

Instructions

Before analyzing and valuing SBUX, it is important to understand who the company is, what and where it sells, and how the company finances its operations.  For this assignment, assess the following:

1. In the first section, provide a financial overview (Excel**) and brief commentary (text) about the company.  Analyze the performance over the last five years by calculating revenue, operating profit, capex, FCF and earnings growth as well as capital structure,  gross and operating margin, ROIC, ROE, FCF and economic profit . You can make adjustments to the 10-K financials but must explain your reasoning.  This can be done in an appendix in outline format. (60 pts)

1. Is SBUX sensitive to the economy based on your calculations over this time frame?  Is their growth organic or acquired?  Are most of their sales domestic or foreign? How is the company financed?  Has their capital structure changed over the last several years and if so, how?

2. What has SBUX done to improve its ROIC over the time period?  What does SBUX view as their competitive advantage?  Do you see any other competitive advantages? Is the company adding positive value over this time period? Is SBUX a market leader in its industry?

2. In the second section, please provide a financial overview and brief commentary by business segment (by product type and geographic area).   Focus on 2014-2010: what can you learn from the annual report about the strength/ weakness of each segment?  (10 pts)

3. Using all the information you have analyzed, as well as the comparative ratios given on its competitor, Dunkin Donuts, explain the stock performance of Starbucks versus its competition and the market as a whole. (15 points)

4. NOTE: Your calculations on excel will answer many of the above questions.  For the written analysis, do not copy your answers form the SBUX annual report or 10k.  Briefly answer the questions.  The majority of the report should be in your own words, but if you use any quotes, make sure to footnote appropriately. The format of the written answers can be in Q&A or paragraph form.  No more than 2-3 pages should be written.  I will only grade up to three pages, in normal font size, double spaced with one inch margins on all sides.

5. Assume the following:

1. Invested capital = total debt (not total liabilities) and equity

2. NOPLAT = EBIT (1-t) with the effective tax rate given on the worksheet

3. Capital expenditures, change in working capital and non-cash expenses should all be taken from the cash flow statement

4. WACC = 8.0%

** The entire worksheet needs to be completed on SBUX.  You cannot delete any lines but can add in more information if you believe it will help to better make your assessment.  You do not need to calculate any additional information on Dunkin Group.

Part II (15 points)

Byron Productions has sales in the most recent year of \$650M, and EBIT of \$250M.  The firm also had capital expenditures of \$120M and depreciation expense of \$90M.  Working capital needs are 9% of sales.  The firm expects sales, EBIT, capex, and depreciation to grow by 18% in Year 1 and 13% in Years 2 and 3.  Beginning in Year 4, the growth rate will drop to 5%, and the return on new invested capital will be 8.5% for the foreseeable future.  The firm is financed with \$1.05B in debt and \$1.05B in equity, the bondholders require an 7.5% return, and the stockholders require a 11% return.  The relevant tax rate is 34%.  The firm has \$50M in excess cash, investments in other companyâ€™s worth \$125m and contingent liabilities of \$150M.

Estimate the Enterprise and Equity Value using DCF analysis.  Use the continuing value formula on the bottom of page 41 in the book to calculate the terminal value.  If the stock is currently trading in the market at \$15 per share, do you think it is undervalue, overvalued or fairly valued based on your DCF model of intrinsic value.  Assume 130M shares outstanding.

[1] http://globalassets.starbucks.com/assets/233b9b746b384f8ca57882614f6cebdb.pdf

## AB is perpendicular to MN. If the diameter is 26cm and AB= 10cm, what is the distance between AB and…

AB is perpendicular to MN. If the diameter is 26cm and AB= 10cm, what is the distance between AB and MN?

## Solutions-focused Decision Making/REY Writer

Assignment 3: Raw Data Representation and Interpretation

By Wednesday, March 2, 2016, post your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox.

Problem Situation: The CEO of your company has asked you, the human resource manager, to conduct a study to determine whether or not male managers and female managers perceive leadership styles differently and, if differences are found, to develop a training program that will benefit gender differences in leadership. To this end you selected, randomly, 10 male managers and 10 female managers to participate in your study. To each manager a leadership style survey questionnaire was administered. The questionnaire chosen was the Blake & Mouton Managerial Grid as it assesses leadership behavior. The numeric raw data results of the 18 question study are as follows:

 Raw Numeric Questionnaire Data Question 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Male 4 4.6 3.2 3.9 4.2 3.7 4.1 4.5 3.5 Female 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.6 3.9 4.1 4.7 4.1 4.2
 Raw Numeric Questionnaire Data Question 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Male 4 3.9 4 3 4.5 4.9 3 3.3 3 Female 4 4.2 4.1 4 4.5 4.3 3.9 4 3.7

Complete the following in a single MS Word or Excel document:

1. Calculate the mean, median, mode, variance, and standard deviation for the numeric data.
2. Construct a histogram, pie, or Stem-Leaf Display chart encompassing the mean leadership scores for both male and female managers. Use an online interactive program to formulate your histogram, pie charts, or Stem-Leaf Display.
3. Construct a histogram for median score values for male managers and female managers with respect to management style.
4. Analyze the data and present preliminary conclusions based on answers to questions #2 and #3 with respect to the leadership style differences between male and female managers.
5. Offer a brief 5-point summary of the training program you might use to strengthen the leadership deficiencies found in either or both the male and female manager leadership style.
 Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Accurately calculated the mean, median, mode, variance, and standard deviation for the numeric data. 20 Constructed a histogram, pie, or Stem-Leaf Display chart encompassing the mean leadership scores for both male and female managers. 20 Constructed a histogram for median score values for male managers and female managers with respect to management style. 20 Offered a brief 5-point summary of the training program one might use to strengthen the leadership deficiencies found in either or both the male and female manager leadership style. 35 Presentation was free of grammatical and spelling errors. 5 Total: 100

## If f(x)=ax+bc+c and g(x)=dx+e Determine the values of A,b and c

If f(x)=ax+bc+c and g(x)=dx+e Determine the values of A,b and c

## Can someone write this paper

 Individual Integrative Intercultural Communication Paper Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word integrative paper, drawing on the knowledge you have acquired throughout the course. Analyze and demonstrate an effective strategy for intercultural communication within a particular setting, such as tourism, global business, education, or health care.   Include the following topics and questions below as they pertain to strategies within your chosen setting:   Â·        What is the impact of cultural variation on intercultural, interpersonal relationships within the industry? Â·        How is personal dignity impacted in this intercultural industry setting? Â·        How might interpersonal relationships improve with the implementation of your strategy as a part of an intercultural experience? Â·        What are a few of the setting specific roles of cultural variations in intercultural, interpersonal relationships? Â·        How will your strategy improve interpersonal relationships within the setting and foster intercultural competence?   Cite at least three peer-reviewed sources.   Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.