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The blind King Dhritarashtra asks Sanjaya to recount to him what happened when his family the Kauravas gathered to fight the Pandavas for control of Hastinapura. His family isn't the rightful heir to the kingdom, but they have assumed control, and Dhritarashtra is trying to preserve it for his son Duryodhana. Sanjaya tells of Arjuna, who has come as leader of the Pandavas to take back his kingdom, with Sri Krishna as his charioteer. The Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna leading up to the battle.

Arjuna doesn't want to fight. He doesn't understand why he has to shed his family's blood for a kingdom that he doesn't even necessarily want. In his eyes, killing his evil and killing his family is the greatest sin of all. He casts…

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Posted By savahai g #393609 at Oct 15, 2014 6:05 PM

Class Discussion: Introduction

After doing something silly, have you ever wished you could push an undo button to transform things back to the way they were before? In math, it's possible to magically undo something. Multiplicative inverses, or reciprocals, let you undo a previous action. Once you can spot reciprocal factors, you will have a powerful tool at your disposal to help you simplify mathematical expressions.

Another powerful tool is division. Have you ever been asked to divide up a cake for dessert? Were you tempted to divide it unequally so that one piece (yours) was larger than the others? In math, the rules are different. When you divide, no matter what symbol you use to indicate division, all sections will be equal.
Note: Many screens in this lesson have audio. Use headphones or speakers.

Gather the listed materials.

The Student Guide contains important instructions and the assignments for this lesson. Be sure you have a copy of it before proceeding with the lesson.

As you work through the lesson, use the Student Guide to take notes and solve problems. Your Student Guide will be a valuable resource when it is time to prepare for tests.

ust as you can write any subtraction expression as addition, you can write any division expression as multiplication. You do so by using reciprocals.
Since any division expression can be written as multiplication, the rules for dividing signed numbers are closely related to the rules for multiplying signed numbers.
Learn more about reciprocals and dividing real numbers.

Transcript: Reciprocals

The product of any nonzero real number and its reciprocal is 1.
To divide any real number by any nonzero real number, multiply the dividend by the reciprocal of the divisor.

You will complete an online quiz covering the main goals of this lesson. Your quiz will be scored by the computer.

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Posted By saharsh b #281003 at Nov 06, 2012 9:11 AM

If the God has fixed our destiny then why do we need to keep doing our karma? Also, if our destiny is fixed then why do we commit sins?

Basically, I wanted to know that God says that He has fixed our destiny and even He wont alter it. Also, He goes on to state that we all should do our karma. If the destiny is fixed, why to do karma? We can very well sit at one place and wait for the destiny to take its turns?

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Posted By saravanan k #384945 at Sep 03, 2014 11:52 AM

I knew lord Krishna mentioned that he is the God in Bhagavad-Gita, but did he also mentioned that one should not believe him unless he/she really experience him ?

Just wanted to make sure that I need not believe in Krishna until I experience him face to face (but keep on exploring/questioning/searching/seeking him).

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