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Intellectual and Practical Lightning Calculator; The Unity and Decimal System (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
Discovery Miles 2 580

# Intellectual and Practical Lightning Calculator; The Unity and Decimal System (Paperback)

## John Alexander Henderson

Loot Price R258 Discovery Miles 2 580

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ...which are halves of equal things, are equal to each other. 8. The whole is greater than any of its parts. 9. The whole is equal to the sum of all its parts. 10. All right angles are equal to each other. 11. From one point to another only one straight line can be drawn. 12. A straight line is the shortest-distance between two points. One of the most important and practical of my discoveries, is the new alphabet of numbers, and may be explained thus: Let ten represent the base of our system of notation; and since ten divided by ten equals the zero power of ten, also ten divided by ten equals one one, we have, according to axiom first, the zero power of the base equivaleut to the first numerical symbol. Thus, lOlOlO0. To divide, subtract the 10 power of the divisor from And 10 1. the power of the dividend. 2d. Divide dividend and divisor by ten. Hence, according to axiom first 100--1. The second symbol is twice the first; or, i. The third is three times the first; or, - , &c, to the last, which is-? ones. The first character, j-may represent any finite quantity in the solution of a problem. Thus, A and B own 100 acres of land; B owns twice as much as A, how much does each own? Solution.--Let 1. represent what A owns, since B owns twice as much as A, will represent what B owns; and y+, ov =100 acres, and i, what A owns, is one third of 100, or 33 acres; i, what B owns, is twice 33J, or 66\$ acres. The last symbol has no value wnen it stands alone, but when inverted becomes-=oo, the symbol of an infinite quantity. The rules of Square and Cube Root are the most important in this book.' The office of square root is to find the linear edge of a square. The sign of Square Root is indicated by () and denotes, when placed over a number, that the s...

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 Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com Country of origin: United States Release date: March 2012 First published: March 2012 Authors: John Alexander Henderson Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T) Format: Paperback - Trade Pages: 40 ISBN-13: 978-1-130-88043-4 Barcode: 9781130880434 Categories: Promotions Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms LSN: 1-130-88043-5

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