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The head of a fish is 12 inches long, the tail is as long as the head + £ of the body, and the body is as long as the head and tail ; what is the length of the fish?
An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction - Page 15
by Warren Colburn - 1828 - 276 pages

Select Amusements in Philosophy and Mathematics: Proper for Agreeably ...

L. Despiau - Amusements - 1801 - 428 pages
...= 96. PROB. iv. The head ofajijh is 9 inches in length',. its tail is as long as the head and half the body, and the body is, as long as the head and the tail, What is the length ofthefjh,? Let the head be exprefled by a, the tail by *, and the body...

Scientific Amusements in Philosophy and Mathematics: Including Arithmetic ...

William Enfield (M.A.) - Mathematical recreations - 1821 - 304 pages
...= 96. PROBLEM IT. The head of a fah is 9 inches in length, its tail is as long as the head and half the body, and the body is as long as the head and the tail. What is the length of the Jish? Let the head be expressed by a, the tail by x, and the body...

An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1825 - 372 pages
...fish ? r/ > Ans. 32 Ibs. Represent the weight of the body by x. 16. There is a fish whose head is 4 inches long, the tail is twice the length of the head, added to -| of the length of the body, and the body is as long as the head and tail both. What is the whole...

An Introduction to Algebra Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1830 - 290 pages
...the weight of the fish? Represent the weight of the body by a;. "T5. There is a fish whose head is 4 inches long, the tail is twice the length of the head,...added to f of the length of the body, and the body IK as long as the head and tail both. What is the whole length of the fish ? 17. A and B talking of...

An Introduction to Algebra upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1844 - 280 pages
...the weight of the fish? Represent the weight of the body by x. 16. There is a fish whose head is 4 inches long, the tail is twice the length of the head, added to f of the length of the body, and ths body is as long as the head and tail both. What is the whole length of the fish? 'V<?= "L & 17....

An Introduction to Algebra upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1844 - 280 pages
....Represent the weight of -the body by *. 16. 'There i\$ a fish whose head is 4 inches long, the tail « twice the length of the head, added to f of the length of the body, and ths body is as long as the head and tail both. What is the whole length of the fish? 17. A and B talking...

A manual of arithmetic

George Hutton (arithmetic master, King's coll. sch.) - 1844 - 274 pages
...weight of each cup ? 4. The head of a fish is 9 inches long, the tail is as long as the head and half the body, and the body is as long as the head and tail together ; what is the length of the whole fish? Ans. 72 inches. 5. A person wishing to relieve a certain...

The American Intellectual Arithmetic: Designed for the Use of Schools and ...

John Fair Stoddard - Mental arithmetic - 1849 - 176 pages
...inches; the 8 inches must be f— 5, which is 5 of the length of the body, &c. long as the head + i of the body, and the body is as long as the head and tail together ; what is the length of the fish 1 3. The head of a fish is 12 inches long, the tail is as...