# A First Book in Algebra by Wallace C. Boyden

By Wallace C. Boyden

This can be a new printing of the vintage algebra booklet via Boyden. The e-book is acceptable for college students taking a primary path in algebra. it truly is jam-packed with approximately 1500 routines for college kids to perform. issues lined comprise notation, operations, factoring, fractions, advanced fractions, fixing equations, and fixing simultaneous equations. solutions to all of the workouts are supplied on the finish of the ebook.

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ILLUS. a, 3 x2 y, 4 x − y, 16, 3 5, 6a2 bc. The root of a number is indicated by the radical sign and index. When no index is expressed, two is understood. Express: 1. The square root of x, 2ab, 7x − 3y 2 , a2 bc. 2. The fifth root of 3y, 2m − n, 4x2 yz 3 . 3. The cube root of 2, x + y, 17x2 y 4 , m. 4. The sixth root of az, 5m2 n − 3xy + 14 − 3ab3 c. What is the square root of a number? the fifth root? the fourth root? the cube root? the eleventh root? √ 3 ILLUS. 1. (3a2 bc3 )3 = ? Then 27a6 b3 c9 = ?

The sum of a and b, multiplied by a minus b. 2. c plus d, times the sum of a and b,—the whole multiplied by x minus y. 3. The sum of a and b, minus the difference between two a and three b. 4. , written a times. 5. The sum of a + b taken seven times. 6. There are in a library m + n books, each book has c − d pages, and each page contains x + y words. How many words in all the books? ILLUS. 4. by by by by a + (b − c − x) = a + b − c − x. ) ILLUS. 5. a + c − d + e = a + (c − d + e). Any number of terms may be removed from a parenthesis the plus sign without change in the terms.

6 − x)(7 + x). 28. (11 − x)(3 + x). 29. (x − 3)(x + 3). 30. (y + 5)(y − 5). 31. Find a number which, being multiplied by 6, and having 15 added to the product, will equal 141. 32. Mr. Allen has 3 more cows than his neighbor. Three times his number of cows will equal four times his neighbor’s. How many has Mr. Allen? INVOLUTION. 15. What is the second power of 5? What is the third power of 4? Involution is the process of finding a power of a number. ILLUS. 1. (5a2 b3 )2 = 25a4 b6 . ILLUS. 2. (3xy 2 z)3 = 27x3 y 6 z 3 .