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will be the quotient, which must be reduced to its simplest terms as before y. ExAMPLEs. 1. Divide 20 y21 by 4 vs.

2O Thus T=5 the rational part of the quotient. And Yo M3 Wherefore 5 y? is the quotient required. 2. Divide 12" v48 by 6 y2.

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y Division being the converse of multiplication, its method of operation, which is manifestly the converse of that of multiplication, must needs be true; but it may likewise be shewn to be so in a similar manner to that employed in the preceding note: thus ex. l. where 20A/21 is required to be divided by 4 v3; putting the coefficients of both under the radical sign, (Art. 60.) and *-viis-vioxi

A/48 (Art. 63.) = 5 v 7, as in the example referred to; and the same may be shewn to hold true in all other cases.

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RULE I. Involve the coefficient to the power required, for the rational part of the power, (Art. 265 to 267. Part I)

II. Multiply the index of the surd by the index of the power to which it is to be raised, and the product will be the surd part.

III. Annex the rational part of the power to the surd part, and the result will be the power required “.

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* This rule is founded on the same principles with involution of rational quantities, (Art, 52.) and multiplication of surds, Art. 67.

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l I 5. Involve T v2. and #. v: each to the cube. Answer

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Rule I. Extract the required root of the rational part for the coefficient.

II. Multiply the index of the surd into the (fractional) index of the root to be extracted, for the index of the surd part.

III. Annex the rational part to the surd for the root required ".

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.* This rule depends on the same foundation with evolution of rational quantities, Art. 56.

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- I 4. Extract the square root of 93 v3 and of 2 a. Roots 3°y3 and a v.

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71. An algebraic equation" is an expression whereby two quantities (either simple or compound) are declared equal to each other, by means of the sign = of equality placed between them.

72. In equations consisting of known and unknown quantities, when the unknown quantity is in the first power only, the expression is called a simple equation; when it is in the second power only, it is named a pure quadratic; when in the third power only, a pure cubic, &c. But when the unknown quantity consists of two or more different powers in the same equation, it is then named an adfected equation.

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The business of equations is to find the value of the unknown quantities concerned in the equation, by means of those that are known; this process is called Reduction, and its operations are founded on the following self-evident principles: namely, if equals be added to, subtracted from, multiplied into, or divided by equals, the results will respectively be equal.

* The word Equation is derived from the Latin aequus, equal.


The reduction of an equation consists in managing its terms so that the unknown quantity may, at the end of the process, stand alone and in its first pover, on one side of the sign =, and known quantities only on the other: when this is effected, the business is done; for the value of the unknown quantity is found, it being equal to the aggregate of the known quantities incorporated together, according to the import of their signs.

74. To transpose the terms of an equation, that is, to remove them from one side of the sign = of equality to the other.

Rule. Make a new equation, in which place the quantity to be transposed on the opposite side of the sign =, to that on which it stood in the preceding equation, observing to change its sign from + to —, or from — to + ; and let the rest of the quantities stand as in the preceding equation “.

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the sum is . . . . . . . . . . 4–6=3+7–9-H 2–5, as in the fourth step. And so on throughout the operation: whence it appears, that transposition is equivalent to adding the quantity to be transposed, with a contrary sign, to both sides of the equation; and consequently that the quantities resulting from this addition are equal.

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