## Elements of Algebra |

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Page 113 - Which proves that the square of a number composed of tens and units contains, the square of the tens plus twice the product of the tens by the units, plus the square of the units.

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Page 185 - Powers of the same quantity are divided by subtracting the exponent of the divisor from that of the dividend ; the remainder is the exponent of the quotient.

Page 47 - Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and write the result as the first term of the quotient.

Page 202 - Therefore, any term of the progression is equal to the first term multiplied by the ratio raised to a power 1 less than the number of the term.

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Page 38 - In the multiplication of whole numbers, place the multiplier under the multiplicand, and multiply each term of the multiplicand by each term of the multiplier, writing the right-hand figure of each product obtained under the term of the multiplier which produces it.

Page 29 - If both terms of a fraction be multiplied by the same number, the value of the fraction will not be changed.