+ 0 Votes Guess you've learned a valuable lesson.... wizard57m-cnet Moderator Updated - 2 years ago Don't skip class, don't sleep through class, and read the text books. You're on your own now, time to put on your grown-up undergarments and remove the Pampers Pullups. From the Q&A FAQ: Can the TechRepublic community help me with my homework? Back to Top Don't post homework questions.Those questions are for you to work out, so that you'll learn from the experience. It's okay to ask for hints but not for entire solutions. + 0 Votes I have to agree markp24 2 years ago with Col and others, this site is a technical assistance site, not a help with homework site. This type of post is why alot of good people are leaving TR. + 0 Votes you're over thinking the scenario databaseben Updated - 2 years ago you're probably over thinking the problem and the instructor did provide you with the knowledge to make your brain do a little thinking. you simply haven't been able to put all the pieces together but its unclear as to why. but clearly, you need to figure the relationship between the unknown factors in your list, ie a cost(number), a person(who) and a thing(what). if there is a (why), then it is irrelevant. basically the fundamental question is what values are necessary to calculate the number and which do not calculate numbers because they are text / references, ie who & what. so what you need to do is to give values to the unknown factors in your list. these are theoretical values, just like using algebra or other mathematical equations. once you have replaced the unknown factors with values, you should be able to figure out which ones are required to compute numbers and which cannot be for computations. as for the values that do not compute numbers, they are used to tie/refer/link the number to a person or thing. for example, which remaining values are imperative to tie the number to the person or the thing. (i'm not telling you which ones are they) then which values are nice to have to further tie the calculation to a person or thing "or" maybe the remaining values tie a person to a thing and not the number. something that real life experience has shown you yet is that is all about: who owes how much and not what for. good luck! + 0 Votes Sucker Punch a.portman 2 years ago I am going to assume you are on the up and up although I usually do not help with homework. 4. Picture of the applicant 5. Medical Records Both of these are lawsuit invitations or possibly illegal to ask. Also, information is either required or not. Anything else is either a waste of everyone's time or a lawsuit invitation. + 0 Votes 1. Relax. 2. Break down the question EKovar Updated - 2 years ago Step back from the words and look at what you're trying to figure out. "Mortgage" sounds scary, "calculate" makes it sound as if you need to do math, and people have gone all over the places with real estate, substituting this for that . . . But what are you being asked? None of that. You're not being asked to do the finicky, calculating a mortgage. Your job is to look at what's going on, figure out what data is needed, and ask the right questions to get it. Far too few people have that basic skill set: what do we need to know and how do we get it? ". . . based on his/her life expectancy and the amount of money to be borrowed by the applicant." What information is needed to figure out someone's life expectancy? That's two questions. How much are they going to borrow? That's another. It leaves you two questions to play with. It helps to remember that professors don't go out of their way to fail students. You tagged this with IT, development, etc. If mortgages or whatever have never been even hinted at during class the question is probably about something else, mortgages just being an example. + 0 Votes I have to agree markp24 2 years ago with Col and others, this site is a technical assistance site, not a help with homework site. This type of post is why alot of good people are leaving TR.