1)Using the forecast model for pasta shown in Exhibit 5, what is your forecast of the demand for pizza? In Annex I, we see that the forecasted demand for pizza is 1.6MM, which is represented by the Trial Households. We calculated this by using the calculation in pasta that BASES used for pasta case. We found that the trial rate for “actual definitely would buy” for pizza will be 80% of the definitely would buy rate of the BASEL research. The actual probably would by is taken as 30% of the research’s probably would buy rate. After calculating the actual rates, we summed “definitely would buy” and “probably would buy” in order to calculate the trial rate, which is 27%. Before estimating the demand, we should calculate “marketing adjusted trial rate”. In order to calculate that rate, we took the average of the three different awareness ratios. Therefore, according to our analysis, the awareness ratio is 24%. The marketing adjusted trial rate is 2.7%. The demand for the pizza is the multiplication of marketing adjusted trial rate and the target households, which is 1.6MM, in our analysis.

2)How do the pizza concept test results (Exhibits 7 and 8) compare with the findings for pasta (Exhibits 3 and 4)?

In the table below shows that the pasta “definitely would buy” ratio and “probably would buy” ratio are greater than that of pizza case.

The table below, which represents the research on likes and dislikes for the pasta and pizza products, shows that the like ratios for pasta are greater than that of pizza. Therefore, we can say that people looks more favorable to fresh pasta concept rather that fresh pizza concept. Moreover, the people also rated the pizza dislikes more that pasta case. For example, the people finds the price too expensive is 27% in total, whereas, that ratio for pasta is only 8%. Therefore, there are definite signs that show people do not like the fresh pizza case but they like fresh pasta...

...History of mathematics
A proof from Euclid's Elements, widely considered the most influential textbook of all time.[1]
The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical methods and notation of the past.
Before the modern age and the worldwide spread of knowledge, written examples of new mathematical developments have come to light only in a few locales. The most ancient mathematical texts available arePlimpton 322 (Babylonian mathematics c. 1900 BC),[2] the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus (Egyptian mathematics c. 2000-1800 BC)[3] and the Moscow Mathematical Papyrus (Egyptian mathematics c. 1890 BC). All of these texts concern the so-calledPythagorean theorem, which seems to be the most ancient and widespread mathematical development after basic arithmetic and geometry.
The study of mathematics as a subject in its own right begins in the 6th century BC with the Pythagoreans, who coined the term "mathematics" from the ancient Greekμάθημα (mathema), meaning "subject of instruction".[4]Greek mathematics greatly refined the methods (especially through the introduction of deductive reasoning andmathematical rigor in proofs) and expanded the subject matter of mathematics.[5] Chinese...

...Week 5
Final Exam
Continuous schedule from Friday , November 1st. 9am until Saturday , November 2nd., 23:59pm.
Monday, November 4, 2013
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To obtain the opportunity to take your final exam you should have delivered at least 6 activities.
Please keep this Agenda at hand so that you can deliver you assignments on time.
Greetings,
Blanca Alanís
Posted by: BLANCA HILDA ALANIS PENA
Posted to: CEL.HI09107V.343.13320 Inglés VII
Bibliography
Posted on: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hello guys,
The books we are going to use are:
Text book:
Richards, Jack C. & Sandy, Chuck (2009). Passages 2 (2nd ed.). New York, N.Y. Cambridge University Press.
ISBN 978-0-521-68391-3
Workbook:
Richards, Jack C. & Sandy, Chuck (2009). Passages 2 (2nd ed.). New York, N.Y. Cambridge University Press.
ISBN 978-0-521-68393-7
Make sure they are the 2nd. edition, because the 1st. edition is completely different.
In your course, in the Bibliography Section you have a link of a bookstore where you can buy the books. You can try other bookstores in your city, of course, but they don't usually have the book in stock.
Greetings,
Blanca Alanís
Posted by: BLANCA HILDA ALANIS PENA
Posted to: CEL.HI09107V.343.13320 Inglés VII
Grading in the courseWeek 5
Final Exam
Continuous schedule from Friday , November 1st. 9am until Saturday , November 2nd., 23:59pm.
Monday, November 4, 2013
20%
100%
To...

...
Arrogance
The Trial by Franz Kafka chronicles the arrest of a worldly, young bank official, Joseph K. for an unknown crime and traces his struggles and encounters with the invisible Law and untouchable Court. Although the novel is critically acclaimed for satirizing the Austro-Hungarian bureaucracy of Kafka’s time it also seems to be criticizing the arrogance of the common people. Joseph K.’s eventual downfall is not just due to the in comprehensible judicial system but can be attributed to his own insensitive and egotistical character that allows him to take his arrest lightly and refuse help from others—leading to his final defeat.
K.’s somewhat arrogant, curt, and egotistical personality is apparent from the beginning of the beginning of the novel and can be seen through his encounter with his landlady, Frau Grubach. Frau Grubach is reliable conscientious and seems to be quite fond of K., evidenced during a conversation when she says “he could visit her anytime, he was her best and dearest boarder, as he well knew” (Kafka, 24). In spite of Frau Grubach’s generous hospitality, K. easily takes advantage of her—when he is talking to his neighbor Frau Burstner, K. says that “[Grubach’s] beholden to me since she’s borrowed a large sum of money from me”(27). K’s relationship with Frau Grubach seems to be reversed from the traditional landlady-tenant relationship—he has power over her. He even thinks “for a moment of punishing Frau Grubach by talking to...

...concrete model.
Looking on the locality of the paper, I highly acknowledge the fact that the researchers described the current state of math education in the Philippines. They emphasized the fact that we are more focused on procedural knowledge rather than the more desired conceptual knowledge. That is our disadvantage because we usually train students to perform math without understanding or making connections on what they are doing. By mentioning this, the readers would really have an idea that the paper itself could be a solution to the problem mentioned. Moreover, it makes the thesis more realistic.
To sum up everything that was tackled, I could say that the thesis served to have an important purpose in the current state of Mathematics Education in the Philippines. It is very informative and feasible. Since it is a small study because it only involved 6 average students, we could propose more studies rooting from this which would have a bigger scope such as implementing the same study but now comparing it to the results gathered from high and low performing students....

...HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
The history of mathematics is nearly as old as humanity itself. Since antiquity, mathematics has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy. It has evolved from simple counting, measurement and calculation, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects, through the application of abstraction, imagination and logic, to the broad, complex and often abstract discipline we know today.
From the notched bones of early man to the mathematical advances brought about by settled agriculture in Mesopotamia and Egypt and the revolutionary developments of ancient Greece and its Hellenistic empire, the story of mathematics is a long and impressive one.
Prehistoric Mathematics
The oldest known possibly mathematical object is the Lebombo bone, discovered in the Lebombo mountains of Swaziland and dated to approximately 35,000 BC. It consists of 29 distinct notches cut into a baboon's fibula. Also prehistoric artifacts discovered in Africa and France, dated between 35,000 and 20,000 years old, suggest early attempts to quantify time.
The Ishango bone, found near the headwaters of the Nile river (northeastern Congo), may be as much as 20,000 years old and consists of a series of tally marks carved in three columns running the length of the bone. Common interpretations are that the Ishango bone shows either the earliest known...

...disclaimer: not mine.
WIKA AT KULTURA
Ang kultura ay ang pangkabuuang pananaw ng mga tao sa isang lipunan sa mundo at sa kanilang kapaligiran. Ang pananaw na ito ay hango sa mga paniniwala, tradisyon, uri ng pamumuhay, at iba pang mga bagay na nag-unay sa kanila at nagpapatibay sa bigkis ng pagkakaisa na siyang nagpapalaganap sa kanilang pangkalahatang diwa, pananaw, kaugalian, at adhikain. Ang bawat tao ay may kinabibilangang kultura na siyang kinalakhan niya at nagtuturo sa kanya sa mga papel na dapat niyang gampanan sa lipunan at kung paano niya ito maisagawa sa pamamaraang maituring na kanais-nais. Higit sa lahat ang kulturang ito ang kanyang sandigan at gabay sa kanyang paglalakbay tungo sa makabulohang buhay.
Ang kulturang ito ay nabibigyang anyo, naipahayag, at naipasa sa ilang henerasyon sa pamamagitan ng wika. Habang natutohan ng isang bata ang kanyang katutubong wika, unti-unti rin niyang nakukuha ang kanyang kultura. Ang mga salita na napabilang sa leksikon ng isang wika ay matinding indikasyon sa uri ng pamumuhay at pananaw sa mundo sa mga nagsasalita nito. Halimbawa, ang bawat grupo ng mg tao ay may kni-kanilang paraan at terminolohiya sa pagbibilang ng panahon: ang mga magsasaka, sa pamamagitan ng mga araw o buwan ng pagtatanim at pag-ani; ang mga pumapasok sa pabrika ay nagbibilang ng walong oras bawat araw at naghihintay ng akinse ng bawat buwan; at ang mga mag-aaral naman ay nagbibilang ng mga semestre sa pasukan at bakasyon.
Ang leksikon ng wika...

...Case 15
1. How does Teletech Corporation currently use the hurdle rate?
Teletech Corporation currently uses a single hurdle rate for both of their divisions. The divisions are Telecommunications Services and Products and Services. They use the hurdle rate based on the cost of capital which is a rough estimate of the Teletech’s WACC. They calculate it at 9.3% based on the cost of capital, beta, and WACC.
2. Please estimate the segments WACCs for Teletech (see worksheet Exhibit 1). As you do this, carefully note the points of judgment in the calculation.
3. Interpret Rick Phillips graph (Figure 2).
How does the choice of constant versus risk-adjusted hurdle rates affect the evaluation of Teletech’s resource-allocation strategy?
The costs of different forms of capital will all remain the same if each segment of Teletech had a different hurdle rate. The Telecommunications Services earns up to 9% on capital on a risk-adjusted rate. This is very profitable but the constant hurdle rate is not. For Products and services is opposite, not profitable on the risk-adjusted rate but very profitable for the constant hurdle rate.
4. Do you agree, “all money is green”? What are the implications of that view? What are the arguments in favor and against it?
I agree that all money is green. In order to create economic value, all the segments...

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