# An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: To which are Added Exponential Equations and Logarithms

J. Munroe, 1837 - Algebra - 284 pages
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### Contents

 The figures in parentheses refer to the articles 1 Multiplication 25 29 9 CHAPTER II 25 SECTION II 37 CHAPTER III 49 SECTION II 58 Proportions 61 75 61 Subtraction 23 24 108
 Equations of the First Degree containing two or more Unknown 153 CHAPTER VI 181 SECTION II 190 CHAPTER VII 197 SECTION II 206 CHAPTER VIII 212 SECTION II 224 Commensurable Roots 211 214 227

 CHAPTER IV 110 SECTION III 119 SECTION IV 138 SECTION V 152
 SECTION IV 233 CHAPTER IX 241 SECTION I 257 SECTION III 264

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Page 260 - that is, the logarithm of any root of a number is equal to the logarithm of the number divided by the exponent of the root.