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Four quantities are said to be proportional when thejatio of the first to the second is the same as the ratio of the third to the fourth.
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## Mathematics: Compiled from the Best Authors and Intended to be the ..., Volume 1

1801 - 446 pages
...geometrical proportion ; for •£-= '•£ — 2, but \- = 8. Four numbers are directly proportional, when the ratio of the first to the second is the same as that of the third to die fourth. As 2 : 4 : : 3 : 6. Four numbers are said to be recipri*ally or inversely...

## A Course of Mathematics ...: Composed for the Use of the Royal Military ...

Charles Hutton - 1811 - 406 pages
...the same ratio. 19. Four quantities are said to be Proportional, when the ratio of the first to die second, is the same as the ratio of the third to the fourth. As of the four, A (2), B (4), c (5), D (10), where f- = " = 2, both the same ratio. Nate. Note. To...

## A Course of Mathematics: For the Use of Academies as Well as Private Tuition

Charles Hutton - 1812 - 620 pages
...(4), c (8), where .J ;= | = 2, both the same ratio. 79. Four quantities are said to be Proportional, when the ratio of the first to the second, is the same as the ratio cf the third to the fourth. As of the four, A (2), B (4), c (5), D (10), where .* = '.j°— S. both...

Samuel Webber - 1812 - 260 pages
...discontinued geometrical proportion ; for £=y=2, but *^=8. Four numbers are directly proportional, when the ratio of the first to the second is the same, as that of the third to the fourth. As 2 : 4 : : 3 : 6. Four numbers are said to be reciprocally, or inversely...

## A Course of Mathematics: In Two Volumes : for the Use of Academies ..., Volume 1

Charles Hutton - 1816 - 610 pages
...(4), c (8), where £ = { = 2, both the same tatio. 79. Four quantities arc said to be Proportional, when the ratio of the first to the second, is the same as the ratio of the third to the fourth. As of the four, A (2), B (4), c (5), D < 10), where \$ c= if = 3, both the same ratio. Mate. JVbte....

## A Course of Mathematics: For the Use of Academies, as Well as Private ...

Charles Hutton - 1822 - 616 pages
...B (4), c (8), where f =f =5, both the same ratio. 79. Four quantities are said to be Proportional, when the ratio of the first to the second, is the same as the ratio of the third to the fourth. As of the four, A (2), B (4), c (5), p (10), where 5=»/r=i, both the same ratio. .\<>if. To denote...

## Elements of Science and Art: Being a Familiar Introduction to ..., Volume 2

John Imison - 1822 - 488 pages
...consequent by the antecedent. 54. Three magnitudes or quantities, A,B,C, are said to be proportional, when the ratio of the first to the second is the same as that of the second to the third. Thus, 2, 4, 8, are proportional, because 4> is contained in 8 as many...

## A New and Concise System of Arithmetick: Containing Vulgar, Decimal, and ...

Beriah Stevens - 1822 - 436 pages
...division of the wntecedent 1, by the consequent 2, viz. i. Four numbers are siiid to be proportional when the ratio of the first to the second is the same as that of the tliii'd to the fourth ; and the proportional numbers are usually distinguished from one...