## Algebra for the Use of Colleges and Schools: With Numerous ExamplesMacmillan, 1866 - 553 pages |

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a+b+c arithmetical arithmetical mean ax² Binomial Theorem black balls chance coefficient common measure contains continued fraction convergent cube root digits divided divisible divisor equal event example expansion Extract the square factors find the number given equations greater than unity harmonical mean Hence least common multiple less than unity letters logarithm meaning Multiply negative quantity number of combinations number of terms numerator and denominator obtain occur P₁ positive integers positive quantity preceding article prime number probability problem prove quadratic equation quotient radix ratio remainder respectively result scale shew shewn shillings Similarly solution square root student subtraction suppose supposition surd third unknown quantities white balls whole number zero

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Page 132 - Divide this quantity, omitting the last figure, by twice the part of the root already found, and annex the result to the root and also to the divisor, then multiply the divisor as it now stands by the part of the root last obtained for the subtrahend.

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Page 281 - The general formula for the number of combinations of n things taken r at a time is C(n,r) = r\(nr)\ We have to find the number of combinations of 12 things taken 9 at a time.

Page 17 - The product of the sum and difference of two numbers is equal to the difference of their squares.

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Page 393 - The same method may be applied to find the sum of the cubes of the first n natural numbers, or the sum of their fourth powers, and so on.