# An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1831 - Algebra - 276 pages
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Page 2 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of May, AD 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SG Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the...
Page 236 - S ; any three of which being given, the other two may be found.
Page 17 - ... of the length of the body, and the body is as long as the head and tail both. What is the whole length of the fish ? 17.
Page 276 - A and B travelled on the same road and at the same rate from Huntingdon to London. At the 50th mile stone from London, A overtook a drove of geese which were proceeding at the rate of three miles in two hours ; and two hours afterwards met a stage waggon, which was moving at the rate of 9 miles in 4 hours. B overtook the same drove of geese at the 45th mile stone, and met the same stage waggon exactly forty minutes before he came to the 31st mile stone.
Page 231 - Hence, the sum of a series of numbers in progression by difference is one half of the product of the number of terms by the sum of the first and last terms.
Page 222 - Examining the formation of the above coefficients, we observe, that each coefficient was found by multiplying the coefficient of the preceding...
Page 35 - How many days did he work, and how many days was he idle ? Let x = the number of days he worked.
Page 96 - To divide a whole number by a fraction, — Multiply the dividend by the denominator of the fraction, and divide the product by the numerator.
Page 156 - Take three times the square of the root just found for a trial divisor, and see how often it is contained in the dividend, and place the quotient for a second figure of the root. Then cube the figures of the root thus found, and if their cube be greater than the first two periods...
Page 81 - Hence we derive the following RULE. Divide the coefficient of the dividend by the coefficient of the divisor, and strike out the letters of the divisor from the dividend.