## A first book of algebra, including the binomial theorem |

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Page 160 - A square court yard has a rectangular gravel walk round it. The side of the court wants 2 yards of being 6 times the breadth of the gravel walk ; and the number of square yards in the walk exceeds the number of yards in the periphery of the court by 164. Required the area of the court ? All equations of the second degree may be reduced to one of the following forms.

Page 39 - Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and write the result as the first term of the quotient. Multiply the whole divisor by the first term of the quotient, and subtract the product from the dividend.

Page 169 - How many hours a day must 42 boys work, to do in 45 days what 27 men can do in 28 days of 10 hours each, the work of a boy being half that of a man ? 11. If 8 guineas be expended in purchasing Brussels carpet f yd. wide, at 3».

Page 120 - Divide the first term of the remainder by twice the first term of the root, and add the quotient to the part of the root already found, and also to the trial-divisor.

Page 120 - The square of the sum of two numbers is equal to the square of the first number plus twice the product of the first and second number plus the square of the second number.

Page 128 - N, and divide the first term of the remainder by 3 times the square of the first term of R, the quotient will be the third term of the root.

Page 206 - Eequired the numbers. 6. The sum of three numbers in geometrical progression is 35, and the mean term is to the difference of the extremes as 2 to 3. Required the numbers. Ans. 5, 10, 20. 7. The sum of £ 14 was divided between three persons, whose shares were in geometrical progression ; the sum of the shares of the first and second was to the sum of the shares of the second and third as 1 to 2.

Page 88 - Divide the number 36 into 3 such parts, that* \ of the first, \ of the second, and \ of the third, shall be equal to each other.

Page 207 - Bought two flocks of sheep for 65/. 13s., one containing 5 more than the other. Each sheep cost as many shillings as there were sheep in the flock. Required the number in each flock. Ans. 23, and 28.

Page 93 - ... 2. A can do a piece of work in a days and B in b days.