First Lessons in Algebra: Being an Easy Introduction to that Science ; Designated for the Use of Academies and Common Schools

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Jenks and Palmer, 1841 - Algebra - 252 pages
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Page 68 - 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 246 - Several gentlemen made an excursion, each taking the same sum of money. Each had as many servants attending him as there were gentlemen ; the number of dollars which each had was double the number of all the servants, and the whole sum of money taken out was 3456 dollars.
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Page 68 - Then divide the first term of the remainder by the first term of the divisor...
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Page 125 - The distance from A to D is 34 miles. The distance from A to B is to the distance .from C to D as 2 to 3. And of the distance from A to B, added to half the distance from C to D, is three times the distance from B to C. What are the respective distances ? Ans.

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