Mathematics: Compiled from the Best Authors and Intended to be the Text-book of the Course of Private Lectures on These Sciences in the University at Cambridge, Volume 1
University at Cambridge, 1801 - Mathematics - 426 pages
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Page 354 - If A and B together can perform a piece of work in 8 days, A and C together in 9 days, and B and C in 10 days : how many days would it take each person to perform the same work alone ? Ans.
Page 138 - As the sum of the several products, Is to the whole gain or loss : So is each man's particular product, To his particular share of the gain or low. EXAMPLES. 1. A, B and C hold a pasture in common, for which they pay 197.
Page 381 - A point is a dimensionless figure ; or an indivisible part of space. A line is a point continued, and a figure of one capacity, namely, length. A superficies is a figure of two dimensions, namely, length and breadth. A solid is a figure of three dimensions, namely, length, breadth, and thickness.
Page 168 - The first term, the last term, and the number of terms given, to find the sum of all the terms. RULE.* — Multiply the sum of the extremes by the number of terms, and half the product will be the answer.
Page 129 - ... have to their consequents, the proportion between the first antecedent and the last consequent is discovered, as well as the proportion between the others in their several respects.
Page 352 - B's, and B's is triple of C's, and the sum of all their ages is 140. What is the age of each ? Ans. A's =84, B's =42, and C's =14.
Page 389 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; and each degree into 60 minutes, each minute into 60 seconds, and so on.
Page 246 - Briggs' logarithm of the number N ; so that the common logarithm of any number 10" or N is n, the index of that power of 10 which is equal to the said number. Thus, 100, being the second power of 10, will have 2 for its logarithm ; and 1000, being the third power of 10, will have 3 for its logarithm. Hence, also, if 50 = 101-00*7, then is 1.69897 the common logarithm of 50.