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" A traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles a day. How long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? 6. "
An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: To which are Added Exponential Equations ... - Page 205
by Benjamin Peirce - 1837 - 288 pages
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An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: To which are Added Exponential Equations ...

Benjamin Peirce - Algebra - 1843 - 308 pages
...Find four numbers in arithmetical progression whose sum is 32, and the sum of whose squares is 276. Ans. 5, 7, 9, 11. 3. A traveller sets out for a certain...long and how far must he travel to overtake the first 1 Examples involving Arithmetical Progression. 4. Find four numbers in arithmetical progression whose...
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An Introduction to Algebra upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1844 - 280 pages
...mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 1 2 miles a day. How long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? 6. A and B 165 miles distant from each other set out with a design to meet; A travels 1 mile the...
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An Introduction to Algebra upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1844 - 280 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place, and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards. another sets out, and travels 12 miles a day. How long and now far must he travel to overtake the first ? 6. A and B 165 miles distant from each other set out...
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A Treatise on the Elements of Algebra

James Bryce - 1846 - 350 pages
...first day, 2 the second, 3 the third, and so on : in 5 days after, another sets out, and travels 1 2 miles a day. How long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? Ans. 3 days, and 36 miles. 51 . A person bought 47 sheep, and gave 1 shilling for the first, 3 for the second, 5 for the third,...
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Ray's Algebra Part Second: An Analytical Treatise, Designed for High Schools ...

Joseph Ray - Algebra - 1852 - 410 pages
...certain place, and travels 1 mile j -^ the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterward 11 another sets out, and travels 12 miles a day. How...how ^ far must he travel to overtake the first? Ans. S days or 10 days, and travel 36 miles, or 120 miles. x "*"" Explain these results. ">•,->- • 1...
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An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: To which are Added Exponential Ewquations ...

Benjamin Osgood Peirce - Algebra - 1855 - 308 pages
...four numbers in arithmetical progression whose sum is 32, and the sum of whose squares is 276. Ana. 5, 7, 9, 11. 3. A traveller sets out for a certain...four numbers in arithmetical progression whose sum is 23, and continued product 585.' Ans. 1, 5, 9, 13. 5. The sum of the squares of the first and last of...
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Treatise on Algebra, for the Use of Schools and Colleges

William Smyth - Algebra - 1855 - 370 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out and travels 12 miles...long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? Let x = the number of days ; then x -\- 5 = the number of x-\- 5 days the first travels, and (x -j-...
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A Treatise on Algebra: For the Use of Schools and Colleges

William Smyth - Algebra - 1858 - 344 pages
...traveller sets out for a certain place and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out and travels 12 miles...long and how far must he travel to overtake the first ? Let x •=. the number of days; then x -f- 5 = the number of days the first travels, and (x -\- 6)...
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The University Algebra ...

John Fair Stoddard, William Downs Henkle - Algebra - 1859 - 538 pages
...traveler sets out for a certain place, and travels 1 mile the first day, 2 the second, and so on. In 5 days afterwards another sets out, and travels 12 miles a day. How long must the second travel to overtake the first! Ans. 3, or 10 days. Explain this result. 9. A and Б,...
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An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: To which are Added Exponential Equations ...

Benjamin Peirce - Algebra - 1860 - 300 pages
...four numbers in arithmetical progression whose sum is 32, and the sum of whose squares is 276. 4ns. 5, 7, 9, 11. 3. A traveller sets out for a certain...long and how far must he travel to overtake the first 1 Examples involving Arithmetical Progression. 4. Find four numbers in arithmetical progression whose...
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