A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Algebra: In which the Excellencies of the Demonstrative Methods of the French are Combined with the More Practical Operations of the English and Concise Solutions Pointed Out and Particularly Inculcated : Designed for Schools, Colleges and Private Students
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3d terms algebraic annuity arithmetical mean arithmetical progression arithmetical series assume binomial square binomial theorem Bobinson's cent Clearing of fractions coefficients common measure Completing the square compound interest corresponding cube root cubic equation decimal degree Divide the number dividend division dollars equa equal roots equation becomes example Expand exponent expressed extract factors Find the logarithm find the values four numbers fourth fraction will produce geometrical progression geometrical series give greater harmonical proportion Hence infinity Jins Jlns last term least common multiple less mean method minus Multiply negative number of terms numbers in geometrical observe operation perceive primitive equation problem produce the series quadratic equations quotient ratio Reduce remainder resolved result second member second term simple equations solution square root substitute subtract suppose third three numbers tion transformed equation Transpose trial divisor unity unknown quantity Whence whole numbers zero
Page 34 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction, Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, and to the product add the numerator; under this sum write the denominator.
Page 54 - Any term may be transposed from one member of an equation to the other by changing its sign; (1, 2).
Page 90 - It is required to divide the number 24 into two such parts, that the quotient of the greater part divided by the less, may be to the quotient of the less part divided by the greater, as 4 to I.
Page 204 - There are four numbers in geometrical progression, the second of which is less than the fourth by 24 ; and the sum of the extremes is to the sum of the means, as 7 to 3. What are the numbers ? Ans.
Page 61 - For, if we have given ab' = a'b, then, dividing by bb', we obtain Corollary. The terms of a proportion may be written In any order which will make the product of the extremes equal to the product of the means.
Page 150 - There is a stack of hay whose length is to its breadth as 5 to 4, and whose height is to its breadth as 7 to 8. It is worth as many cents per cubic foot as it is feet in breadth ; and the whole is worth, at that rate, 224 times as many cents as there are square feet on the bottom. Required the dimensions of the stack.
Page 11 - If the same quantity, or equal quantities, be subtracted from equal quantities, the remainders will be equal. 3. If equal quantities be multiplied by the same quantity, or equal quantities, the products will be equal.
Page 11 - If the same quantity or equal quantities be added to equal quantities, their sums will be equal. 2. If the same quantity or equal quantities be subtracted from equal quantities, the remainders will be equal. 3. If equal quantities be multiplied into the same, or equal quantities, the products will be equal.