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" A traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles a day. How long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? 6. "
An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: To which are Added Exponential Equations ... - Page 205
by Benjamin Peirce - 1837 - 288 pages
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Geometrical Problems Deducible from the First Six Books of Euclid, Arranged ...

Miles Bland - Geometry - 1821 - 438 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels one mile the first day, two the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles...and how far must he travel to overtake the first? Let x = the number of days ; then x + 5 = the number the first travels, F 4~ 5 and л (Alff. 212.)...
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Algebraical Problems, Producing Simple and Quadratic Equations, with Their ...

Miles Bland - Algebra - 1824 - 406 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels one mile the first day, two the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles...long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? Let т = the number of days ; then x + 5 = the number the first travels, • and .'. (Alg. 212.)...
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An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1825 - 372 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles...long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? 6. A and B 165 miles distant from each other set out with a design to meet ; A travels 1 mile the...
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An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1828 - 276 pages
...mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 1 2 miles a day. How long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? 6. A and B 165 miles distant from each other set out with a design to meet ; A travels 1 mile the...
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An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1829 - 276 pages
...mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 1 2 miles a day. How long and how far must he travel to overtake the first f 6. A and B 1 65 miles distant from each other set out with a design to meet ; A travels 1 mile the...
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Elements of Algebra

William Smyth - Algebra - 1830 - 264 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels I mile the first day, 2 the second and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out and travels 12 miles...long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? Let x = the number of days ; then x + 5 = the number of days the first travels, and (a; -f- 6) —...
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An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1830 - 276 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles a day. How long and ' ow far must he travel to overtake the first ? 6. A and B 165 miles distant from each other set out...
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An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1831 - 282 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles...long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? 6. A and В 165 miles distant from each other set out with a design to meet ; A travels 1 mile the...
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A Treatise on the Elements of Algebra

James Bryce - Algebra - 1837 - 322 pages
...2 the second, 3 the third, and so on: in 5 days after another sets out, and travels 12 miles a-day. How long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? Ans. 3 days, or 36 miles. 27. A person bought 47 sheep, and gave 1 shilling for the first, 3 for the second, 5 for...
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An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, Theoretical and Practical: With Attempts ...

John Radford Young - 1839 - 332 pages
...certain place, and travels one mile the first day, two the second, three the third, and so on : in 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles...how far must he travel to overtake the first ? Ans. He must travel 3 days, or 36 miles. 16. What two numbers are those, whose sum multiplied by their product,...
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