## Algebraical Problems Producing Simple and Quadratic Equations, with Their Solutions: Designed as an Introduction to the Higher Branches of Analytics. To which is Added an Appendix, Containing a Collection of Problems on the Nature and Solution of Equations of Higher Dimensions |

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