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University of the State of New York
Examinations Department

105th examination

ALGEBRA

Wednesday, November 23, 1892—9: 15 a. m. to 12:15 p. m.,

40 credits, necessary to pass, 30

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NOTE. Give each step of solution. Reduce fractions to lowest terms Express final result in its simplest form and mark it Ans.

I Write (a) a homogeneous polynomial; (b) a binomial surd; (c) a complete equation. State in each case why the thing written is wha is required.

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2 Indicate the following operations in one connected expression from times the sum of a and b subtract times the difference of a and b; add a2 to the result and multiply the sum by b; divide this product by the square of the sum of a and b. 5 3 Reduce the following expression to its simplest form and then find

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8 The sum of two numbers is to their difference as 5 to 1, product is to the quotient of the greater divided by the less as find the numbers

9 Find the sum of 12a3 and /27ab2.

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University of the State of New York

Examinations Department

107th examination

ALGEBRA

Wednesday, January 25, 1893-9: 15 a. m. to 12:15 p. m., only

100 credits, necessary to pass, 75

NOTE.-Give each step of solution. Reduce fractions to lowest terms. Express final result in its simplest form and mark it Ans.

1 Define elimination, surd, imaginary quantity, literal equation, identic equation.

2 Simplify 3x-2y—(x−y)—(x+y—(−x—y)).

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7 Solve 2x2+312=35

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8 The difference of two numbers is I and the difference of their

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University of the State of New York
Examinations Department

108th examination

ALGEBRA

Wednesday, March 15, 1893--9:15 a. m. to 12:15 p. m., only

100 credits, necessary to pass, 75

NOTE- Give each step of solution. Reduce fractions to lowest terms. Express final result in its simplest form and mark it Ans.

I Define exponent, coefficient, numeric equation, pure quadratic equation, radical quantity.

2 Simplify a-2 [−a+{b−(c+2b)—2a}+3c—6].

3 Factor abx2+(a2+b2)xy+aby2;

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6 Sold an article for a dollars gaining thereby b per cent on the cost; what was the cost?

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7 One half the sum of two numbers is equal to one and one half times their difference; twice the larger number exceeds three times the smaller by 12; find the numbers.

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University of the State of New York
Examinations Department

111th examination

ALGEBRA

Wednesday, June 14, 1893-9:15 a. m. to 12:15 p. m., only

100 credits, necessary to pass, 75

NOTE- Give each step of solution. Reduce fractions to lowest terms. Express final result in its simplest form and mark it Ans.

1 Define elimination, exponent, equation, root of equation, polynomial.

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5 The difference between two numbers is 2, and the sum of their squares is 10; find the numbers.

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6 Write the fifth power of a2 + 2b, and give all the operations for finding the coefficients.

7 Simplify√/56, √3 × √1.

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University of the State of New York

Examinations Department

111th examination

ADVANCED ALGEBRA

Monday June 12, 1893—9: 15 a. m. to 12:15 p. m., only

100 credits, necessary to pass, 75

NOTE - Give each step of solution. Reduce fractions to lowest terms. Express final result in its simplest form and mark it Ans.

I Prove that a quadratic equation of one unknown quantity can not have more than two roots.

2 Find the meaning of a1, p being integral or fractional.

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Derive the formula for finding the sum of an infinite series whose ratio is less than 1. Illustrate its use by finding the value of the

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undetermined coefficients.

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5 Find by the differential method the 12th term of the series

4, 11, 28, 55, 92.

6 Find all the roots of the equation

x4-9x329x2-39x+18=0.

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