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A laborer dug two trenches, one of which was 6 yards longer than the other, for 17 pounds, 16 shillings, and the digging of each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in its length. What was the length of each ? Ans. 10 and 16 yards.
The Practical Analyst: Or, A Treatise on Algebra, Containing the Most Useful ... - Page 84
by Enoch Lewis - 1826 - 166 pages

## Geometrical Problems Deducible from the First Six Books of Euclid, Arranged ...

Miles Bland - Geometry - 1821 - 898 pages
...trenches, one of which was б yards longer than the other, for .Ci", luĞ, and the digging of each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in its length. What was the length of each ? Let x and x + 6 = the number of yards in each ; .'. x1 + (x + G)J = 356 shillings, ОГ 2X* + \1X...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical

James Ryan, Robert Adrain - Algebra - 1824 - 542 pages
...trenches, one of which was 6 yards longer than the other, for 177, 16s., and the digging of each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards...length. What Was the length of each ? Ans. 10, and 16 yard?. Prob. 24. A company at a tavern had 8/. 15s. to pay, but before the bill was paid, two of them...

## Algebraical Problems, Producing Simple and Quadratic Equations, with Their ...

Miles Bland - Algebra - 1824 - 404 pages
...whence the lengths are 26, and 38 feet, respectively. 9. A labourer dug two trenches, one of which was 6 yards longer than the other, for ,£.17. 16s. and the digging of each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in its length. What was the length of each?...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical

James Ryan - Algebra - 1824 - 550 pages
...other. Ans. lOv/5— 10, and 30— lOy/5. Prob. 23. A labourer dug two trenches, one of which was 6 yards longer than the other, for 17/. 16s., and the digging of each of them cost as man* shillings per yard as there were yards in its length. What was the length of each...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical ...

James Ryan - Algebra - 1826 - 430 pages
...trenches, one of which was 6 yards longer than the other, for 111. 16s., and the digging of each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in its length. What was the length of each t Ans. 10, and IC yards. Prob. 24. A company at a tavern had 8/. lus. to pay, but before the bill was...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, Theoretical and Practical ...

James Ryan, Robert Adrain - Algebra - 1835 - 388 pages
...trenches, one of which was 6 yards longer than the other, for 17/. 16s., and the digging of each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards...What was the length of each ? Ans. 10, and 16 yards. PROB. 24. A company at a tavern had 8I. 15s. to pay, but before the bill was paid, two of them sneaked...

## Elements of Algebra: Embracing ... the Theory and Application of Logarithms ...

Davis Wasgatt Clark - 1844 - 394 pages
...trenches, one of which was 6 yards longer than the other, for £17 16*., and the digging of each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in its length. What was the length of each 1 Jlns. 10 and 16 yards. 12. A and B set out from two towns which were distant from each other 247...

## A Treatise on Algebra

Elias Loomis - Algebra - 1846 - 376 pages
...dug two trenches whose united length was 26 yards, for 356 shillings, and the digging of each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in its length^ What was the length of each ? Prob. 9. What two numbers are those whose sum is 2a, and the sum of their squares is 26 ? Ans. a...