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A gentleman bought two pieces of silk, which, together, measured 36 yards. Each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in the piece, and their whole prices were as 4 to 1. What were the lengths of the pieces ? Solution.
Algebraical Problems, Producing Simple and Quadratic Equations, with Their ... - Page 375
by Miles Bland - 1841 - 438 pages

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

Miles Bland - Geometry - 1821 - 898 pages
...dug two trenches, one of which was б yards longer than the other, for .Ci", lu«, 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 +...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical

James Ryan - Algebra - 1824 - 548 pages
...±24, and ±15. Prob. 1 7. A person bought two pieces of linen, which, together, measured 36 yards. Each of them cost as many shillings per yard, as there were yards in the piece ; and their whole prices were in the proportion of 4 to 1. What were the lengths of the pieces?...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical

James Ryan, Robert Adrain - Algebra - 1824 - 542 pages
...dug two 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 in its length. What Was the length of each ? Ans. 10, and 16 yard?. Prob. 24. A company at a tavern had...

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

James Ryan - Algebra - 1826 - 430 pages
...were there of each ? Ans. 12 men, and 15 women. Prob. 29. Bought two square carpets for 62/. Is. ; for each of which I paid as many shillings per yard...as many shillings per yard as there were yards in aside of the other, I should have paid 17s. less. What was the size of each ? ADS. One contained 81,...

## The student's algebra

John Darby (teacher of mathematics.) - 1829 - 212 pages
...two pieces of Bilk, one of which contained four yards less than the other, for £32. 16s., each piece cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in the piece. Required the length of each. Ans. 20 and 16 yards. 4. Bought a quantity of cloth for £30, and...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, in Theory and Practice: With Attempts to ...

John D. Williams - Algebra - 1840 - 634 pages
...Hence fz3 — &%з?— 20, or 2*^=20, .-. x=5, and y=i. 201. Bought two square carpets for £62 Is., for each of which I paid as many shillings per yard...as many shillings per yard as there were yards in a side of the other, I should have paid 17s. less. What was the size of each ? Let x and у be the...

## Higher Arithmetic: Designed for the Use of High Schools, Academies, and Colleges

George Roberts Perkins - Arithmetic - 1841 - 274 pages
...worked 48 — 18= 30 days. 6. A gentleman bought two pieces of silk, wbich together measured 38 yards. Each of them cost as many shillings per yard as there were yards in the piece, and their whole prices were as 4 to 1. What were the lengths of the pieces ? SOLUTION. Since...

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

Davis Wasgatt Clark - 1844 - 400 pages
...dug two 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...