Books Books In any proportion, the product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes. The Youth's Assistant in Theoretic and Practical Arithmetic: Designed for ... - Page 73
by Zadock Thompson - 1832 - 168 pages ## Ray's Algebra, Part Second: An Analytical Treatise, Designed for ..., Part 2

Joseph Ray - Algebra - 1857 - 408 pages
...numo ber, and 5x for the second, which fulfills the first condition. Then, 3a:+9 : 5x+9 : : 6 : 7. But in every proportion, the product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes. (Arith. Part 3rd, Art. 209.) Hence, 6(5a:+ff)=7(3z+9). 30a+54=21 x+63, 30a:—21a;=63—54, 9*=9, x=l,... ## The Common-school Arithmetic: a Practical Treatise on the Science of Numbers

Dana Pond Colburn - 1858 - 290 pages
...to the quotient obtained by dividing the product of the extremes by the other mean. (k.) Hence, in a proportion, the product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes. 105. Problems in Proportion. NOTE.— These problems may be solved by analysis instead of proportion,... ## The Massachusetts Teacher, Volume 16

Education - 1863 - 744 pages
...solution of problems. Some might prefer to show how any missing term may be found, by first showing that the product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes. In that case, such a method as the following might be adopted.] T. Let us now compare the product of... ## The school arithmetic

Robert Johnston (F.R.G.S.) - 1860 - 188 pages
...are called means (t) and 10) ; the first and fourth, extremes (15 and 6). When four numbers form a proportion, The product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes. Thus, 6 : 3 : : 8 : 4 ; here, 6X4, the extremes, =8X3, the means, = 24. 156. If the product of any... ## Arithmetic and Its Applications: Designed as a Text Book for Common Schools ...

Dana Pond Colburn - 1860 - 390 pages
...to the quotient obtained by dividing the product of the extremes by the oiher mean. (6.) Hence, in a proportion — The product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes. 161. Practical Problems. (a.) The forming of a proportion from the conditions of a probiem is called... ## University Algebra : Embracing a Logical Development of the Science with ...

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1860 - 332 pages
...- • . . (1.) ac Clearing of fractions, we have, bc = ad (2.) Hence, 1 . If four quantities are in proportion, the product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes. Conversely, if we divide both members of ( 2 ) by ca, we shall have, - — - ; or, a : b : : c : d.... ## Higher Arithmetic : Or, The Science and Application of Numbers: Combining ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1860 - 446 pages
...the work is right. (Art. 500.) Demtrmtral'ian. -If four numbers are proportional, we have seen that the product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes ; (Art. 498 ;) therefore the priduct of the second and thin/ terms must be equal to that of the first... ## Common School Algebra

Thomas Sherwin - 1862 - 252 pages
...6 d b and d, we have ad=bc. But a and d are the extremes, and 6 and c are the means. Hence, In any proportion, the product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes. (n). Suppose we have the equation ad—be. If we divide both members by 6 and d, we have — = —,... ## Higher Arithmetic, Or, the Science and Application of Numbers: Combining the ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1862 - 436 pages
...work is right. (Art. 500.) Demmatratian. -If four numbers are proportional, we have seen that th« product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes ; (Art. 498 ;} therefore the prxiict of the second and third terms must be equal to that of the first... 