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The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago ... - Page 60
by Robert Simson - 1806 - 518 pages
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Examination papers used at the examinations for direct commissions [&c.].

War office - 1858 - 12 pages
...the parts. If the line be bisected, what do the rectangles contained by the parts become ? 4. Divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole line and one of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. NATURAL SCIENCES. By MAJOR-GEN....
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Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, Dated 10 ...

Education - 1859
...square of the line between the points of section, is equal to the square of half the line. 10. Divide a straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle...parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. JULIUS CAESAR. 1. Write a short account of the author of the play Julius Ceesar. 2. What ancient writer...
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Examination papers used at the examinations for admission to the Royal ...

Sandhurst roy. military coll - 1859 - 1869 pages
...extremities of equal and parallel straight lines toward the same parts are themselves equal. 3. To divide a straight line into two parts so that the rectangle...and one of the parts shall be equal to the square on the other part. 4. In a circle the angle in a semicircle is a right angle. Voluntary Portion. 2....
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Key to Dodd's Algebra: Containing All the Problems, and the More Difficult ...

James William Dodd - 1859
...whence z— 12. 21 . Divide the number 20 into two such parts, that the product of the whole number and one of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other. Let x represent the less number ; then 20 — x represents the greater. We shall then have the Equation...
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Algebra for High Schools and Colleges: Containing a Systematic Exposition ...

James B. Dodd - Algebra - 1859 - 306 pages
...gentlemen ? Ans. 12. 21. Divide the number 20 into two such parts, that the product of the whole number and one of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other. Ans. 10/ 5— 10, and 30 — 10.V5. 22. A laborer dug two trenches, one of which was 6 yards longer...
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The examination papers as set for the preliminary literary examination of ...

Royal college of surgeons of England - 1860
...upon the other two sides of it, the angle contained by these two sides is a right angle. 4. To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the...and one of the parts shall be equal to the square on. the other part. 5. To describe a square that shall be equal to a given rectilineal figure. 6. The...
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Euclid's Elements of Geometry: Chiefly from the Text of Dr. Simson, with ...

Robert Potts - Geometry, Plane - 1860 - 361 pages
...PROPOSITION XI. PROBLEM. To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle eontained by the whole and one of the parts, shall be equal to the square on the other part. Let AB be the given straight line. It is required to divide AB into two parts, so...
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Elements of algebra

Philip Kelland - 1860
...together. Eequired their rates of running. 19. To divide a line 12 inches long into two such parts that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts may be equal to the square of the other part. (Euclid, 2, 11). 20. To divide a given line (a) into...
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Examination papers used at the examination of candidates for appointment to ...

War office - 1861
...REV. WN GRIFFIN, MA 1. Any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third. 2. To divide a given straight line into two parts so that the rectangle...and one of the parts shall be equal to the square on the other part. If the given line be a foot long, compute the lengths of the parts to the nearest...
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The elements of algebra. [With] Answers

Robert Fowler - 1861
...7. 5. Divide a line а feet long into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole line and one of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. Let x = the length of the greater part, in feet. . ' . a - x = „ less „ x2 = (a — 3) a . • ....
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