## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, Theoretical and Practical: With Attempts to Simplify Some of the More Difficult Parts of the Science, Particularly the Demonstration of the Binomial Theorem in Its Most General Form, [etc.]Hogan and Thompson, 1839 |

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a²x² arithmetical progression ax² ax³ becomes bers BINOMIAL THEOREM bx² Clear the equation coefficients column common logarithms completing the square compound interest consequently cube root cubic equation cx² decimals difference Divide dividend division equal EXAMPLES expansion exponent extracting the root factors figure Find a number find the values Find two numbers fourth fraction gallons geometrical geometrical progression hence imaginary improper fraction integral last term logarithms method multiplied negative number of solutions number of terms numerator and denominator obtained positive preceding quadratic QUESTION quotient rational Reduce remainder represented Required the sum required to find result second term simple equation square root substituting subtracting surd third transposing transposition unknown quantity values of x whence whole number

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