A School Algebra

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Ginn & Company, 1893 - Algebra - 362 pages
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Page 51 - Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor.
Page 291 - For, if a : b = с : d, ,, ac then - = — bd Multiplying by bd, ad = be. The equation ad = be gives a — -, b = — ; so that an d с extreme may be found by dividing the product of the means by the other extreme ; and a mean may be found by dividing the product of the extremes by the other mean.
Page 340 - If the number is less than 1, make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number.
Page 291 - If the product of two numbers is equal to the product of two others, either two may be made the extremes of a proportion and the other two the means. For, if ad = be, then, dividing by bd, ad_ be bd~bd' ac or j- — -
Page 305 - It has been found by experiment that the distance a body falls from rest varies as the square of the time.
Page 117 - The least common multiple of two or more numbers is the least number that is exactly divisible by each of them.
Page 304 - Given that the area of a circle varies as the square of its radius...
Page 282 - If twelve times the units' digit be subtracted from the number, the order of the digits will be reversed. Find the number.
Page 289 - The first term of a ratio is called the antecedent, and the second term the consequent.
Page 120 - The dividend a is called the numerator, and the divisor b is called the denominator. The numerator and denominator are called the terms of the fraction.

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