Gradations in Algebra in which the First Principles of Analysis are Inductively Explained: Illustrated by Copious Exercises, and Made Suitable for Primary Schools

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I. Ashmead, 1839 - Algebra - 148 pages
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Page 57 - A man driving his geese to market, was met by another, who said, good morrow, master, with your hundred geese...
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Page 121 - Prove that the square of the sum of any two numbers equals the square of the first number, plus twice the product of the two numbers, plus the square of the second number.
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