# Elements of Algebra: Tr. from the French of M. Bourdon. Revised and Adapted to the Courses of Mathematical Instruction in the U.S.

Wiley and Long, 1835 - 353 pages

### Popular passages

Page 152 - B, departed from different places at the same time, and travelled towards each other. On meeting, it appeared that A had travelled 18 miles more than B ; and that A could have gone B's journey in 1 5| days, but B would have been 28 days in performing A's journey How far did each travel ? Ans.
Page 96 - If A and B together can perform a piece of work in 8 days, A and c together in 9 days, and B and c in 10 days, how many days will it take each person to perform the same work alone.
Page 116 - Which proves that the square of a number composed of tens and units contains, the square of the tens plus twice the product of the tens by the units, plus the square of the units.
Page 95 - A person bought a chaise, horse, and harness, • for £60 ; the horse came to twice the price of the harness, and the chaise to twice the price of the horse and harness ; what did he give for each?
Page 119 - Multiply the divisor, thus augmented, by the last figure of the root, and subtract the product from the dividend, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a new dividend.
Page 33 - ... the first term of the quotient ; multiply the• divisor by this term, and subtract the product from the dividend.
Page 70 - A fish was caught whose tail weighed 9Z6. ; his head weighed as much as his tail and half his body, and his body weighed as much as his head and tail together : what was the weight of the fish?
Page 27 - That is, the square of the sum of two quantities is equal to the square of the first, plus twice the product of the first by the second, plus the square of the second.
Page 246 - That is : The first term of an increasing arithmetical progression is equal to the last term, minus the product of the common difference by the number of terms less one.
Page 26 - Multiply each term of the multiplicand by each term of the multiplier, and add the partial products.