# 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

### Contents

 On the Preliminary Rules of the Science 11 Division 22 Algebraic fractions 29 Addition of fractions 38 Evolution 44 On Simple Equations 52 CHAPTER IV 100 Another method of solving quadratics 108
 73 147 On the Binomial Theorem and its Applica 160 Application of the binomial theorem 166 The exponential theorem 176 To construct a table of Napierian 182 150 185 On exponential equations 188 The differential method 283

 quantities 117 To solve an equation containing but 137
 223 301 CHAPTER III 317

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Page 83 - В can perform a piece of work in 8 days, A and С together in 9 days, and В and С together in 10 days ; in how many days can each alone perform the same work ? Let...
Page 146 - PROBLEM I. To reduce a rational quantity to the form of a surd. RULE. Raise the quantity to a power...
Page 116 - The plate of a looking-glass is 18 inches by 12, and it is to be surrounded by a plain frame of uniform width/ having a surface equal to that of the glass.
Page 99 - The sum of the first and third of four numbers in geometrical progression is 148, and the sum of the second and fourth is 888.
Page 99 - A hare is 50 leaps before a greyhound, and takes 4 leaps to the greyhound's 3 ; but 2 of the greyhound's leaps are equal to 3 of the hare's ; how many leaps must the greyhound take, to catch the hare?
Page 75 - There is a number consisting of two digits, which is equal to four times the sum of those digits; and if 18 be added to it, the digits will be inverted. What is the number?
Page 67 - Ans. 16 and 24. 42. It is required to find a number such, that if it be increased by 7, the square root of the sum shall be equal to the square root of the number itself, and 1 more. Ans. 9.
Page 52 - An equation of the third, fourth, &c. degree, is one in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is the third, fourth, &c.
Page 114 - It is required to find two numbers, such, that their sum, product, and difference of their squares, shall be all equal.
Page 145 - The fore-wheel of a carriage makes 6 revolutions more than the hind- wheel in going 120 yards; but if the circumference of each wheel be increased one yard, it will make only 4 revolutions more than the hind-wheel in the same distance.