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ECO 561 Week 1 Knowledge Check

1 . Revenue increases when

A. producer surplus increases

B. producer surplus decreases

C. consumer surplus increases

D. consumer surplus decreases

2. An increase in the price of an inelastic good

A. decreases revenues

B. decreases the percentage change in quantity less than the percentage change in price

C. increases revenues

D. increases the percentage change in quantity more than the percentage change in price

3. Price elasticity of Demand increases when

Hint… The formula for price elasticity is the percentage change in quantity demanded divided by the percentage change in price.

A. the number of complementary goods decreases

B. the number of substitute goods decreases

C. people become more price sensitive over time

D. people become less price sensitive over time

4. The purpose of a market in a market system is to

Hint …. A true market  system involves bartering

A. allow government to control what is sold

B. set constraints between buyers and sellers

C. bring buyers and sellers into contact

D. allow an organization to set prices in relation to their products

5. By specializing in the production of one good, a company is able to benefit from economies of scale which increases its revenue. Which of the following is an attribute of specialization?

Hint … Specialization helps a business be more efficient.

A. Reducing costs by creating a surplus

B. Saving time by allowing a worker to focus on one task

C. Encouraging workers to learn new skills

D. Encouraging workers to learn a number of different skills

6. The market system promotes progress by

Hint… In a market system ,  firms compete for consumers’ money.

A. creating incentive to continue to do things in the same way

B. restricting the amount of capital directed to specific goods

C. slowly adjusting to changes in the prices of resources

D. providing incentive for technological advances

7. Productive efficiency is achieved when

Hint…. Productive efficiency often arises out of competition in an attempt to lower cost of production.

A. the most valued combination of resources is used

B. the best technology is used

C. when production occurs at a fair cost per unit

D. fewer resources are left for production of other goods

8. The market is said to be in equilibrium when

Hint …. The market seeks a price at  which the demand for goods equals the supply of goods.

A. there is potential for a shortage but not a surplus

B. there is potential for a surplus but not a shortage

C. neither a shortage nor a surplus exists

D. the quantity sold equals the quantity purchased

9. The market will move to a higher equilibrium price if

Hint…. If demand increases and supply stays the same ,  the price will increase. If the demand decreases and supply stays the same , the price will decrease.

A. the decrease in supply is equal to the decrease in demand

B. the increase in supply is greater than the increase in demand

C. the decrease in demand is greater than the decrease in supply

D. the increase in demand is greater than the increase in supply

10. The intersection of supply and demand will be at a lower equilibrium price but a higher equilibrium quantity if

Hint …. When supply increases,  the supply curve shifts to the right. When supply decreases , the supply curve shifts to the left.

A. supply is constant and demand increases

B. supply is constant and demand decreases

C. demand is constant and supply decreases

D. demand is constant and supply increases

11. When a price ceiling occurs

Hint …. Price ceilings are often imposed to make the good more affordable.

A. the market price will be lower than the equilibrium price

B. the market price will be higher than the equilibrium price

C. the supply will exceed the demand

D. buyers will not be willing to pay more than the ceiling price

12. Because the goals of firms, entrepreneurs, and workers have different incentives, which of the following principles applies?

Hint …. In the case of  firms and workers,  the firm may want  all employees to exert 100% of  their effort during the work day. Employees , however , may have different expectations about productivity.

A. Self-interest

B. Invisible hand

C. Moral hazard

D. Free enterprise


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ASHFORD BUS 644 Week 4 Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity

Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity. Read the “Beck Manufacturing” case study in Chapter 8 of your text. Answer questions one through three in a two- to- four page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

a. Calculate the capacity of each machine center and the capacity of the system.

b. If Beck wants to expand capacity, where should he focus the company’s efforts? How much extra capacity can he get without causing another operation to become the bottleneck?

c. How may Mr. Beck expand capacity without purchasing new equipment? Be specific.

Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points), and supported with any formulas, calculations, and concepts outlined in your text. Do not include the original questions of the assignment in the paper.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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cmis 170 real estate xml

You will create and populate a Real Estate XML schema containing at least 10 property listings and conforming to the business rules below. The XML schema should store, at a minimum, the following attributes:

•           street address

•           city

•           state (options include Maryland, Delaware, Virginia)

•           zip code

•           price (categories include <100K, 100K to <300K, 300K to <600K, 600K to 1M)

•           square footage

•           size of land in acres

•           number of bedrooms (valid values are 1-8)

•           number of bathrooms (valid values are 1-8)

•           school district

•           annual property taxes


After you have created the schema, populate it with at least 10 real estate listings. Submit the XML schema along with your description of lessons learned during the process of completing this project.

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C# – QUIZ – Which of the following is not part of a UML diagram?

1. (TCO 2) Which of the following is not part of a UML diagram? (Points : 2)





All of the above

2. (TCO 2) Java, C#, and C++ all allow for the use of comments. Which of the following represent(s) valid comments in these three languages? (Points : 2)

*/ Comment */

/ Comment /

– Comment –

<! Comment !>

All of the above

None of the above

3. (TCO 2) Attributes represent the _____ of an object because they store information about that object. (Points : 2)





4. (TCO 2) If a programmer explicitly defines a constructor that accepts parameters, he or she should also define a _____ version, as a best practice. (Points : 2)





None of the above

5. (TCO 2) Encapsulation _____ and provides _____ for program components. (Points : 2)

protects an object’s data from unwanted modifications; independence

protects an object’s methods from unwanted modifications; independence

provides universal access to an object’s attributes; a stable implementation

provides universal access to an object’s methods; a stable implementation

None of the above

6. (TCO 2) Which of the following symbols indicate level of access for both attributes and methods in a class. (Points : 2)





All of the above

7. (TCO 2) A black box is a term used to describe a system that can be understood solely based on its inputs, the resulting outputs and _____. (Points : 2)

its object-specific instantiated behavior

its object-specific state at any given time

a detailed understanding of its implementation

a basic understanding of its implementation

8. (TCO 2) Which of the following statements is true about encapsulation? (Points : 2)

Encapsulation assists in combining more than one class together in a single, cohesive entity.

Encapsulation assists with messaging between objects because it allows full access of all attributes to outside entities.

Encapsulation assists with the creation of code that is reusable.

Encapsulation is another term for object-oriented design.

9. (TCO 2) Given a private attribute called age, which of the following are proper implementations for a getter and a setter? (Points : 2)

void getAge(){return age;}, void setAge(int newAge){age = newAge;}

int getAge(){return age;}, int setAge(int newAge){return newAge;}

int getAge(){age = newAge;}, void setAge(int newAge){return age;}

int getAge(){return age;}, void setAge(int newAge){age = newAge;}

10. (TCO 2) Identify the attribute declaration(s) below that most likely contribute to the concept of information/data hiding. (Points : 2)

private string name;

private name;

string private name;

string name;

None of the above

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FIN 486 Week 3 / Individual Assignment / Long-Term Financial Needs

You are the head of the Huffman Trucking accounting department. The chief executive officer (CEO) has asked you to prepare a financial report addressing long-term financial needs.

Resource: Virtual Organizations web link

Examine financial information for Huffman Trucking, within the Virtual Organization web link located on the course materials page. Read the New Strategic Directions Memo. Calculate external funds needed (EFN) to create the pro forma balance sheet. Calculate the following year-end ratios for the pro forma statements:

Profit as a percentage of sales

Current ratio

Asset ratio

Prepare a 500-word financial report for the CEO containing the EFN calculation, the ratio calculations, and an explanation of how you reached the calculations. Explain which income statement and balance sheet items you assumed were variable instead of fixed.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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CIS 207 Week 4 Individual System Evaluation Paper


System Evaluation Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper identifying and describing how specific system used in an organization has transformed how the organization operates.

Discuss how the business requirements drove the system’s initial development.

Describe the type and basic uses of the system, how the system has helped the organization, and any likely future development plans.

Note. This cannot be the same as the system discussed in Week Three. This system must be used in your current place of employment or an organization you are familiar with.

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CIS 517 Project Management Assignment 2 Scope and Time Management

Assignment 2: Scope and Time Management

This assignment is due for online students by midnight on Sunday of Week 4 and for on-ground students before Week 5’s class meeting. Submit your assignment to the course shell.

You are to submit your assignment in two parts.  First, create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) by using a project management tool such as Microsoft Project or Open Project (.mpp format) and secondly, summarize your assignment in MS Word or equivalent.

Overview: As the IT Project Manager, you have been assigned a project to deploy ten (10) wireless access points in your company’s warehouse and break room within the next ninety (90) days. You are free to make assumptions that satisfy the scope of the project such as training, wiring, consulting efforts, etc.


Your submission will also be graded on the accuracy of your work package assumptions and duration estimates.

In your assignment, address the following:

The format of the report is to be as follows:

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

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ITS 320 Critical Thinking Assignment 6 (MODULE 7)

ITS 320

Critical Thinking Assignment #6: Java Program #6 of 6 (70 Points)

Java Interactive GUI Application for Number Guessing with Colored Hints

(based on Module 7 material)

1) Develop a Java application that plays a “guess the number” game as described below.

a) Your application first gets a random number in the range 1-1000 inclusive (you might want to use Math.random() or the Random class).

b) The application then displays the following prompt (probably via a JLabel):

I have a number between 1 and 1000. Can you guess my number?

Please enter your first guess.

Post a textbox for the user to enter a number and post a message telling the user to hit ‘Enter’ after entering a guess in a textbox (probably using a JTextField).

c) Input the user’s guess in the code for a previously-registered event-handler method (consider using the event-handling approach discussed in the text, or the actionPerformed() method of class based on the ActionListener interface, which will require some additional research outside the text).

d) For the first guess, color the entire background red, meaning that they are getting warmer (you might want to use the setBackground() method for a container). If this is the second or later guess, and they are further from the correct number than the last guess, then color the entire background blue. If they get the correct number then color the background some other color than red or blue.

e) If the user guessed the number correctly, respond with their number, post a congratulatory message, get a new random number, and display a JButton to start a new game. Otherwise, to help the user close in on the correct number, post a message, with their guessed number, whether they are “TOO HIGH” or “TOO LOW” from the correct number, and whether they are “WARMER” or “COLDER” (this should match the background color). Also report the guess number of the next guess (e.g. “Enter guess number nnn”). You might want to use a concatenated string in JLabel for these incorrect guess messages.

f) The process is repeated each game until the user guesses the correct number. Be sure that you erase obsolete status messages.

You must run your program for a scenario where the number is not guessed correctly for at least 4 (four) tries (it can be more). A game where you guess the correct number on the fourth try is acceptable. You must show all user inputs and program outputs for this scenario, not just a sample.

Your submitted output must include the appropriate red or blue background after each guess.

You must include at least one “warmer” and one “cooler” result.

To help you visualize what is required for this program please review the sample output from the last step in these specifications below.

(This program was taken from Exercise 11.15 on page 592 of Deitel & Deitel’s “Java How to Program (Sixth Edition)” (2005 by Pearson Publishing Co.))

Be sure that you include the course, the program number, your name, and the date in your program header. Include additional comments as necessary and maintain consistent indentation for good programming style as shown in the text. Be sure that you capture all of your output for this program’s execution for full credit!

2) You may use any Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) you choose to develop your source code, compile and link your code, and execute your program (jGRASP is recommended). Or you may use the Windows Command Prompt.

3) You are to submit the following deliverables in a single Microsoft Word file in this order, and clearly labeled.

a) A screen snapshot of your Java source code (all file(s) shown separately) displayed in the IDE or Windows editor showing a successful compilation if possible (only the beginning of the source file(s) are necessary).

b) A listing of your entire source code file(s).

c) A screen snapshot of all of your program’s inputs and outputs for a complete number guessing game. Partial screen snapshots from a game will result in lost points.

4) Your instructor may compile and run your program to verify its correctness.

5) You will be evaluated on (in order of importance):

a) Following directions and inclusion and packaging of all deliverables in Step #3.

b) Correct execution of your program (this includes proper compilation). This also includes getting the correct answers!

c) Proper commenting of your Java code and indentation (as specified in the text).

d) Neatness in packaging of your deliverables (to include putting the items in Step #3 in the correct order).

6) Here’s an example of what the output from your application might look like

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SEC 450 Week 1 Individual Assignment Article Analysis Paper

SEC/450  Week 1 Individual Assignment Article Analysis Paper

Locate a recent professional (peer reviewed) journal article, based on the text readings and definitions, concerning globalization resistance, challenges and dimensions to globalization and security, or global social and political unrest.

Prepare a 1400 word paper that analyzes the issues raised in the article.  Cover and end references not included in word count.



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ASHFORD ECE 353 Week 4 DQ 2 False Belief Tasks

False Belief Tasks. According to your text, “the ‘gold standard’ that researchers use to demonstrate understanding of belief is success on tasks that require understanding of one’s own or another person’s false belief” (Siegler, 2005, pg. 318). Young children often fail false belief tasks. This finding has been interpreted in a number of different ways. Give an original example of a false belief task that could be given to a three-year-old (do not use an example from the text). Describe an interpretation of children’s poor performance on false belief tasks. Provide at least two factors that can enhance the performance of students on false belief tasks. How can preschool teachers utilize their knowledge of student performance on these tasks as well as their knowledge of performance enhancers when planning for instruction?



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ASHFORD ECE 353 Week 4 DQ 1 Theories of Concept Representation

Theories of Concept Representation. Identify and describe one of the three major theories of concept representation: defining-features, probabilistic, or theory-based. What is the mechanism of conceptual development in your chosen theory? Provide an example (not given in the text) that illustrates the mechanisms of your chosen theory. How would a child likely respond to a given scenario from the perspective of your chosen theory?


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COM 310 Week 4 Individual Assignment Assessing Your Organization’s Values Paper

Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper in which you analyze the values of the organization for which you work. Observe and analyze the corporate or business culture. Include the structure of the organization and information sharing practices. In the introduction to your paper, explain and provide the relevant background of your organization. Answer the following questions.

·  How do structure and power relationships influence decision-making within your organization?

·  What physical, behavioral, and verbal manifestation symbols affect the culture of your organization, such as  décor, logos, ceremonies, rituals, jokes, jargon, and stories?

·  How does your organization collect, manage, and use information?

Cite at least three peer-reviewed sources other than your textbook in your research for this paper.

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MGT 411 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Innovative Thinking in a Business: Theory-Based Strategic Experiment

Utilizing the same virtual organization from the measurement and reward System, design a theory-based strategic experiment based on one of the following problems associated with the organization:

With rising food prices, particularly for whole grains and seafood, Kudler Fine Foods has noticed a considerable increase in their costs to stock their stores. Not only have food prices affected their budget in terms of purchasing, Kudler has noticed a decrease in revenue over the past six months. It is time for Kudler Fine Foods to find ways to save

Riordan Manufacturing uses Huffman Trucking to ship their

Huffman Trucking has consistently been successful as it relates to shipping large amounts of cargo for longer distances. However, they have also consistently lost business in the ship-same-day or ship-next-day markets. To remain competitive during slow economic times, Huffman must find a way to increase business in the same-day and next-day markets or they must enter a new market

Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with detailed slide notes, on your strategic experiment. Incorporate the following into your presentation:

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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SOC 315 Week 3 / Individual Assignment / Media Reaction

Individual Assignment: Media Reaction

Resource: CompletedMulticultural Matrix and Analysis Worksheet.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400- word reaction to a media piece focusing on a current political issue relating to immigration. Possible media pieces include an article, a video or audio clip, a television show, a book, a documentary, or a movie.

Research the issue of your media piece.

Address the following:

What is the historical framework of this issue?

What is the political context of this issue?

What message does the media piece attempt to portray? Was the media coverage biased or unbiased? Was the issue sensationalized or portrayed objectively?

How might the media coverage affect the public’s perception of this issue? Does it encourage or discourage prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping?

How might this issue affect the U.S. economy and labor force?

If you were a manager affected by this issue and its media coverage, what inclusion strategies from this week’s reading might you implement to moderate the media’s effect on your employees and to promote inclusion in the workplace?

Include at least two academic references in your research.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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HCS 552 Week 5 Individual Assignment Health Care Delivery Systems Presentation

HCS 552 Week 5 Individual Assignment Health Care Delivery Systems Presentation

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ASHFORD ECE 353 Week 3 Journal Connecting to Classroom Practices

Connecting to Classroom Practices. In a one- to two-page journal entry, write a self-reflection. What is the relevance of this course to best practices in the classroom? In other words, how can an understanding of how children think improve your teaching skills, particularly in terms of differentiating student needs and abilities? Do you feel that you currently utilize an understanding of cognitive development in your own teaching?

Your journal is an informal, reflective piece that does not require citations or APA format; however, if you choose to use resources, please cite them appropriately.

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MGT 521 MGT\521 Final Exam (30 Questions with Answers) 100% Correct


1) When a manager makes use of a SWOT analysis, one of his or her objectives is to


identify the best employees to fill each position in the organization


formulate appropriate strategies to exploit strengths, protect against threats, and correct weaknesses


set specific short-term performance standards for each department


evaluate the desirability of issuing stocks or bonds in the current financial climate

2) A company that wants to distinguish itself from the competition in the marketplace is most likely using which of the following strategies?


Focus strategy


Differentiation strategy


Functional strategy


Generic strategy

3) An organization’s ________ goals are official statements of what an organization says its goals are.









4) When planning for unexpected events, a company is using which of the following techniques?


SWOT analysis




Contingency planning


Financial forecasting

5) The ________ determines the number of levels and managers in an organization.


delegation of authority


unity of command


chain of command


span of control

6) Which of the following is a characteristic of an organic organization?


High specialization


Cross-functional teams


Rigid departmentalization


Narrow span of controls

7) Which of the following is a characteristic of a matrix organization?


It conforms to the unity of command principle.


It has a single chain of command for functional managers to report to.


It has formal departments to which employees return after completing a project.


It is free of internal and external boundaries.

8) Searching for new ideas beyond an organization’s boundaries and allowing changes to easily transfer inward and outward is known as ________.


strategic partnering


knowledge management


organizational osmosis


open innovation

9) Which of the following stages is when the group structure is in place and accepted by the group members?









10) Conflicts can be resolved by satisfying one’s own needs at the expense of others. This conflict- management technique is known as ________.









11) Which of the following statements is true about group decision making?


It generates more complete information and knowledge.


It takes less time to reach a solution than it would an individual.


It prevents any one minority from dominating or influencing the final decision.


It is most suitable for matters that must be critically evaluated.

12) According to the Ohio State studies, which of the following dimensions of leader behavior refers to the extent to which a leader is likely to define and structure his or her role and the roles of group members to meet goals?


Intelligence structure


Psychological structure


Initiating structure


Consideration structure

13) Which leadership theory is derived from the belief that a leader’s job is to remove pitfalls and roadblocks so followers can achieve their work goals?


Fiedler’s theory


Contingency theory


Leader participation model


Path-goal theory

14) If Carol Reece is a charismatic leader, which of the following characteristics is she most likely to possess?


A strong need to be in control


A fear of taking risks


An external locus of control


A sensitivity to environmental constraints and follower needs

15) Indira Patel has been working in her organization’s computer security department for the past 10 years. If another employee follows Indira’s recommendations in a given situation, based on her expertise in computer security, which source of power is Indira using?


Coercive power


Legitimate power


Referent power


Expert power

16) Melvin manages a team of 10 employees, including Jane and Jared. Jared is leaving the organization to find a job as a manager in another field. Meanwhile, due to performance issues, Melvin terminates Jane’s employment with the company. Both of these are examples of what type of employee behavior?




Employee productivity


Job satisfaction



17) Thomas often annoys his coworkers with his talkativeness and assertive personality. According to the Big Five Model of personality, Thomas would be described as high in the trait of ________.






openness to experience



18) Kelly is interviewing candidates to fill a vacancy on her team. One candidate has a degree from a prestigious university, and Kelly is impressed. In speaking with her fellow members of the interview panel, however, Kelly finds that no one else enjoyed the interview with the candidate, finding her to be pompous, aggressive, and self-serving. In her focus on only the candidate’s education, Kelly may have fallen victim to _______.






the halo effect


assumed similarity

19) It is crucial to determine an acceptable _____ during the comparing step in the control process.


ideal standard


written report


measure of organizational performance


range of variation

20) If a manager rationalizes that he or she does not have time to investigate the source of a problem and instead resorts to putting out fires, the manager is missing the use of ________.


bureaucratic control


immediate corrective action


basic corrective action


concurrent control

21) Why are feedforward controls more rarely implemented as compared to other types of controls?


Feedforward controls are time-consuming for managers because they must continually monitor progress.


Feedforward controls result in wasted time and money.


Feedforward controls require managers to interact directly with employees.


Feedforward controls require timely and accurate information that is hard to obtain.

22) On Monday, Jim’s Taco Shop identified a problem with tainted ground beef that was used to make tacos and nacho platters for its lunch customers. If the staff at Jim’s did not identify the problem until after the lunch rush, what type of control would this demonstrate?


Feedforward control


Concurrent control


Proactive control


Feedback control

23) If a firm wanted to identify how much money was being made for each sale of a given product (above and beyond the costs associated with making that product), what type of ratio would it use?


Liquidity ratios


Leverage ratios


Activity ratios


Profitability ratios

24) Budgets can be used as tools within which two functions of management?


Organizing and leading


Controlling and organizing


Planning and leading


Controlling and planning

25) The balanced scorecard measures organizational performance against previously established standards. Which of the four functions of management relates most closely to setting these standards?









26) During benchmarking, an organization can compare its processes and products to competitors in its own industry and to noncompetitors outside the industry. What is a main benefit of comparing a firm’s performance against an organization it does not consider a competitor?


A noncompetitor may allow an organization to see its practices more readily than a competitor in the same industry.


There is no benefit to benchmarking a firm against a noncompetitor.


A noncompetitor may be easier to find and benchmark, because the top firms in the world are so diverse.


A noncompetitor may be the world leader in a specific process or practice, and an organization can learn from it.

27) ________ is defined as a business firm’s intention, beyond its legal and economic obligations, to do the right things and act in ways that are good for society.


Social obligation


Social responsibility


Social screening


Values-based management

28) In the ________ approach of going green, organizations respond to the environmental preferences of customers.









29) What can be said about a manager who believes she worked hard and met her organization’s productivity goals despite unfavorable conditions?


She has an external locus of control.


She has a high ego strength.


She has a low ego strength.


She has an internal locus of control.

30) Which business practice would likely encourage ethical behavior?


Strong emphasis on individual productivity


Strong emphasis on leading by example


Cultural values for obedience to authority


Intense competition for valued rewards


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