## Elements of Algebra: On the Basis of M. Bourdon, Embracing Sturm's and Horner's Theorems (Google eBook) |

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annex arithmetical arithmetical means arithmetical progression binomial binomial formula called changing the sign coefficient continued fraction contrary signs cube root decimal places deduce a rule denote the number derived polynomial Divide dividend epoch equa equation containing exactly divisible EXAMPLES exponent extract the square figures Find the square find the values following RULE formula given equation given number gives greater greatest common divisor Hence indeterminate indicated inequality infinite number irreducible fraction last term least common multiple less letters logarithm members of equation monomial multiplicand negative quantity number of terms operation ounces positive preceding principle problem proposed equation quan quotient radical sign real roots remainder required root result second degree second member second term simplest form simultaneous equations solved square root Sturm's theorem Substituting subtract supposition symbols taken third tion tity transformed Transposing unknown quantity whence whole number

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