## Elements of Arithmetic, Algebra, and GeometryAdam Black and William Tait, 1826 |

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**difference**, the process by which this is accomplished is called Subtraction . If the numbers to be added are all equal to one another , the process is capable of being much abridged , and then assumes the name of Multiplication . If ... Page 15

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**difference**of two numbers ; that is , how much the greater is greater than the less ; or , how much the less is less than the greater . From this definition , it is obvious , that the**difference**of two numbers may be found , either by ... Page 16

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**difference**may remain the same , we must also increase the sub- 2827 trahend by ten units of the first order , or , which will amount to the same thing , by one of the second . This being done , we shall have two units of the second ... Page 17

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**difference**of two numbers ; that is , how much the greater is greater than the less ; or , how much the less is less than the greater . From this definition , it is obvious , that the**difference**of two numbers may be found , either by ... Page 20

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**difference**of the composite number and given multiplier , according as the former is less or greater than the latter . This will be better understood , perhaps , by an example . Suppose the product of 83 by 47 were required ; then ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 174 - Similar triangles are to one another in the duplicate ratio of their homologous sides.

Page 132 - All the interior angles of any rectilineal figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.

Page 172 - But by the hypothesis, it is less than a right angle ; which is absurd. Therefore the angles ABC, DEF are not unequal, that is, they are equal : And the angle at A is equal to the angle at D ; wherefore...

Page 171 - If two triangles have one angle of the one equal to one angle of the other and the sides about these equal angles proportional, the triangles are similar.

Page 129 - If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, but the base of the one greater than the base of the other ; the angle also contained by the sides of that which has the greater base, shall be greater than the angle contained by the sides equal to them of the other.

Page 171 - C to the remaining angle at F. For, if the angles ABC, DEF be not equal, one of them is greater than the other : Let ABC be the greater, and at the point B, in the straight line AB, make the angle ABG equal to the angle (23.

Page 164 - If from a point without a circle there be drawn two straight lines, one of which cuts the circle, and the other meets it, and if the rectangle contained by the whole line which cuts the circle, and the part of it without the circle, be equal to the square on GEOMETRY.

Page 142 - EK, because EH is less than EK ; therefore the square of BH is greater than the square of FK, and the straight line BH greater than FK, and therefore BC is greater than FG.

Page 109 - When any number of quantities are proportionals, as one antecedent is to its consequent, so is the sum of all the antecedents to the sum of all the consequents.

Page 148 - From this it is manifest, that if one angle of a triangle be equal to the other two, it is a right angle, because the angle adjacent to it is equal to the same two ; and when the adjacent angles are equal, they ate right angles.