The young analyst's exercise: Being a choice collection of a hundred algebraical problems, exhibiting all that is curious in simple and quadratic adfected equations. The whole illustrated with various methods of computation, as well by plain numbers and geometry, as by algebra; and calculated to the capacity of young beginners

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Printed by C. Jephson for John Wilcox, 1737 - Mathematics - 194 pages
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Page 39 - A man was hired 50 days on these conditions. — that, for every day he worked, he should receive $ '75, and, for every day he was idle, he should forfeit $ '25 ; at the expiration of the time, he received $ 27'50 ; how many days did he work...
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