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By Wallace C. Boyden

This can be a new printing of the vintage algebra publication through Boyden. The publication is acceptable for college kids taking a primary direction in algebra. it really is filled with approximately 1500 workouts for college students to perform. subject matters coated contain notation, operations, factoring, fractions, advanced fractions, fixing equations, and fixing simultaneous equations. solutions to the entire routines are supplied on the finish of the booklet.

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25b2 + 30bc2 y + 9c4 y 2 . 19. 49a2 + 28ax2 y + 4x4 y 2 . 20. 1 4 9x − 23 x2 y 2 + 4y 4 . 21. 1 2 4a + 2ab + 4b2 . 22. 4 6 2 9x y − 43 x3 yz 4 + z 8 . 23. x9 − 4x6 y 4 + 4x3 y 8 . 24. 18a2 y + 24ay 3 + 8y 5 . 25. 3a3 x5 − 30a2 bx4 + 75ab2 x3 . 26. (x + y)2 − 2a2 (x + y) + a4 . 27. (m2 − n2 )2 − 2(m4 − n4 ) + (m2 + n2 )2 . 28. a2 + 2ab + b2 + 6a + 6b. 29. x2 + y 2 − 3x − 2xy + 3y. 30. x6 + y 6 − 2x3 y 3 . What must be added to the following to make them perfect squares? 31. a2 + 2xy. 32. m6 + 6m3 y.

Now? 52 21. (a + b)2 = a2 + 2ab + b2 = a2 + (2a + b)b. ILLUS. 1. Find the square root of 9x2 − 12xy + 4y 2 . 9x2 − 12xy + 4y 2 3x − 2y 2 a = 9x2 2a + b = 6x −2y −12xy + 4y 2 (2a + b)b = −12xy + 4y 2 ILLUS. 2. Find the square root of x6 − 6x3 − 4x + 1 + 6x2 − 2x5 + 5x4 . x6 −2x5 + 5x4 − 6x3 + 6x2 − 4x + 1 6 2x3 x −x2 −2x5 + 5x4 − 6x3 + 6x2 − 4x + 1 −2x5 + x4 3 2 3 2 2(x − x ) + 2x = 2x −x +2x 4x4 − 6x3 + 6x2 − 4x + 1 4x4 − 4x3 + 4x2 3 2 3 2 2(x − x + 2x) + (−1) = 2x −2x +4x −1 −2x3 + 2x2 − 4x + 1 −2x3 + 2x2 − 4x + 1 To find the square root of a polynomial, arrange the terms with reference to the powers of some number; take the square root of the first term of the polynomial for the first term of the root, and subtract its square from the polynomial; divide the first term of the remainder by twice the root found for the next term of the root, and add the quotient to the trial divisor; multiply the complete divisor by the second term of the root, and subtract the product from the remainder.

3. 16a2 b2 c4 − 56abc2 xy 2 z + 49x2 y 4 z 2 . 4. 1 2 4x − xy 2 z + y 4 z 2 . 5. a2 b6 + 23 ab3 c4 + 19 c8 . 6. x4 − 4x3 + 2x2 + 4x + 1. 7. x4 + 6x3 + 17x2 + 24x + 16. 8. 4x4 + 9x2 + 4 − 4x − 4x3 . 9. 6x3 − 5x2 + 1 − 2x + 9x4 . 10. x6 + 2x5 − x4 + 3x2 − 2x + 1. 53 x3 − x2 + 2x − 1 11. 6x4 − 4x3 + 4x5 − 15x2 − 8x + x6 + 16. 12. 7x2 − 6x − 11x4 + 10x3 − 4x5 + 1 + 4x6 . 13. A is x years old. If his age is as much above 50 as B’s age is below 40, what is B’s age? 14. If x represents the first digit, and y the second digit, of a number, what will represent the number?

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