Shorter Course in Algebra

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Ginn, 1887 - Algebra - 165 pages
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We've only just begun, but it appeals to us because it covers a lot of ground quickly. We are moving forward with it and setting aside, at least for now, new, expensive algebra books.

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Page 149 - The sum of the two digits of a number is 6, and if the number be divided by the sum of the digits the quotient is 4.
Page 49 - 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.
Page 66 - The square root of a number is one of the two equal factors of the number.
Page 99 - Reduce the fractions to equivalent fractions having the lowest common denominator. Subtract the numerator of the subtrahend from the numerator of the minuend.
Page 138 - Find the value of one of the unknown quantities, in terms of the other and known quantities...
Page 28 - The number thus added to itself, or the number to be multiplied, is called the multiplicand. The number which shows how many times the multiplicand is to be taken, or the number by which we multiply, is called the multiplier.
Page 37 - The product of the sum and difference of two numbers is equal to the difference of their squares.
Page 174 - It will be seen that this third term is the square of the quotient obtained from dividing the second term by twice the square root of the first term.
Page 58 - Any term may be transposed from one side of an equation to the other provided its sign be changed.
Page 127 - A sets out and travels at the rate of 7 miles in 5 hours. Eight hours afterwards B sets out from the same place and travels in the same direction, at the rate of 5 miles in 3 hours. In how many hours will B overtake A ? 41.

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