A Mathematical Miscellany in Four Parts: I. An Essay Towards the Probable Solution of the Forty-five Surprizing Paradoxes in Gordon's Geography. II. Fifty-five New and Amazing Paradoxes, Some in Verse, Some in Prose, with Their Solutions. III. Answers to the Hundred Arithmetical Problems, Left Unanswered in Hill's Arithmetick, and Alexander's Algebra. IV. Miscellaneous Rules about Forming Aenigma's, Questions, the Doctrine of Eclipses, of Pendulums, the Equation of Time, Concerning Easter, &c
S. Fuller, 1730 - Mathematical recreations - 156 pages
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Page 29 - ... of the other three, that a man may travel on foot from it to any of the other three, in the...
Page 112 - If the sun moves every day one degree, and the moon thirteen degrees, and at a certain time the sun be at the beginning of Cancer, and in...
Page 111 - B receives in all for his, 20 Crowns : Now, fays B to A, if we add the Number of my Bufhels to the Number of your Crowns, the Sum will be 28. Says A to B, .and if I add the Square of my Crowns...
Page 108 - ... many days will they clear the debt, and how much did each. of them owe ? 89. A certain man intends to travel as many days as he has crowns : it happens, that every following day of his journey he had as many crowns as he had the day before, befides...
Page 41 - Л landed man two daughters had, And both were very fair ; He gave to each a piece of land, One round, the other square.
Page 107 - ... than of pepper; fo that the whole price of the pepper came to 6 crowns more than the price of the ginger : How many pounds of each did he buy for a crown I 87.
Page 100 - A man buys fome ells of cloth for 70 crowns ; and finds, that if he had 4 ells more, he had then bought every ell 2 crowns cheaper : how many ells did he buy ? 64.
Page 92 - I shall have as many as you will have left. Nay, replies B, If you will give me one of your Guineas, I shall have twice as many as you will have left.