Algebraical Exercises and Examination Papers

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Page 123 - Cn,r or nCr, the number of combinations of n things taken r at a time (without repetitions). The form nCr or even "C, is widely used but the notation Cn,r or C(n,r) or ( J is to be preferred. 6. Roman numeral for "hundred.
Page 130 - Any term may be transposed from one side of an equation to the other provided its sign be changed.
Page 138 - Any factor of an expression is a factor also of any multiple of that expression. Thus, if F represent a factor of an expression A, so that A = nF, then mA = mnF. That is, mA contains the factor F.
Page 77 - A person swimming in a stream which runs 1J miles per hour, finds that it takes him four times as long to swim a mile up the stream as it does to swim the same distance down : at what rate does he swim?
Page 131 - ... divided by the less is 2 times the quotient of the less by the greater : find them. 3. The difference of two numbers is 15, and half their product is equal to the cube of the less number : find them. 4. The product of two numbers is 24, and their sum multiplied by their difference is 20 : find them. 5. The difference of the squares of two consecutive numbers is 17 : find them. 6. The product of two numbers is 18 times their difference, and the sum of their squares is 117: find them. 7. What...
Page 112 - Find three numbers in geometrical progression such that the sum of the first and last is 20, and the square of the mean 36.
Page 141 - Solve the equations : 1 (2) ax-by = 2a (3) у2+л-у =4, 7. The perimeter of a right-angled triangle is six times as long as the shortest side. What is the ratio of the two sides containing the right angle?
Page 134 - The expression n + \ n (n — 1) b is the sum of n terms of an arithmetical progression, of which the first term is unity and the common difference b. If we make 6 = 0, 1, 2, 3, ... we obtain expressions which are called the general terms of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, order of polygonal numbers respectively.

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