## The first principles of algebra, for the use of the boys of the Royal hospital schools, Greenwich1845 |

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**numerator and denominator**of the corresponding fraction , may be left out in determining the quotient , and the remaining quantities considered as the quotient . 2axy 2x ax3 a8b5 Thus , = 3ay 3 ' ax2 84abxyz = x , = a + b2 , a + b3 7ayz ... Page 37

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**numerator**, and its divisor the deno- minator of a fraction . If the dividend is not exactly divisible by the ...**denominator**by the same D 3 9 quantity . The fraction is converted into 5 DIVISION . 37 FRACTIONS. Page 38

... numerator and deno - ` minator by their greatest common measure or divisor . A fraction whose

... numerator and deno - ` minator by their greatest common measure or divisor . A fraction whose

**numerator and denominator**consist of one term only , as 4ar 7ax y z ,, may easily In this case the be reduced to its lowest terms . greatest ... Page 39

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**numerator and denominator**changed without altering its value . -MX mx Thus and are equal to each other , my - -my x y since they may each of them be reduced to ( Art . 37. ) 39. Any quantity may be represented as a fraction , by placing ... Page 40

Admiralty. xxbx c bcx yxa xc = acy The new

Admiralty. xxbx c bcx yxa xc = acy The new

**numerators**. zx axb = abz axbxc = abc , the common**denominator**. Therefore the fractions required are abz abc · bcx acy abc abc In many simple cases , there is no necessity to apply the ...### Common terms and phrases

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Page 116 - Article, — j— = — -=- ; oa bd also - =" — j ac , , a—bb c—dd a—b c- d therefore - x - = — -- x - or = j bade ac or a — b : a :: c — d : c, and inversely, a '. a — b :: c : c — d. This operation is called convertendo. 396. When four quantities are proportionals, the sum of the first and second is to their difference as the sum of the third and fourth is to their difference.

Page 91 - A man and his wife usually drank out a cask of beer in 12 days ; but when the man was from home, it lasted the woman 30 days ; how many days would the man alone be in drinking it ? Ans.

Page 118 - If any number of magnitudes are proportional, any antecedent is to its consequent as the sum of all the antecedents is to the sum of all the consequents.

Page 91 - 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 as much as 3 of the hare's ; how many leaps must the greyhound take to catch the hare ? Ans. 300.

Page 23 - ... the product of the two, plus the square of the second. In the third case, we have (a + b) (a — 6) = a2 — b2. (3) That is, the product of the sum and difference of two quantities is equal to the difference of their squares.

Page 23 - The square of the sum of two quantities is equal to the square nf the first, plus twice the product of the first by the second, plus the square of the second.

Page 23 - The square of the difference of two quantities is equal to the square of the first, minus twice the product of the first and second, plus the square of the second.

Page 1 - The Sign of Subtraction, — , is read minus. It denotes that the quantity to which it is prefixed is to be subtracted. Thus, a — b, denotes that b is to be subtracted from a.

Page 128 - One hundred stones being placed on the ground in a straight line, at the distance of 2 yards from each other, how far will a person travel who shall bring them one by one to a basket, placed at 2 yards from the first stone ? Ans.

Page 62 - First, if necessary, clear of fractions ; then transpose all the terms containing the unknown quantity to one side of the equation, and the known quantities to the other.