Durell's Algebra Volume 2

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...most readily by using the formula Vab. For if x represents the geometrical mean between a and b, the series will be, a, x, o Hence, -=-.-.x2=ab, x = y/ab a x T, EXERCISE 83 Insert 1. Three geometrical means between 8 and J. 2. Three geometrical means between and. 3. Six geometrical means between and--4. Four geometrical means between--and 3584. 5. Six geometrical means between 56 and--Find the geometrical mean between 6. 4J and 10..7 and.343 7. 3fand6f u.5 and.125 8. 28 a3x and 63 azy 12..005 and.125 as 8 14. Insert 6 geometrical means between--and 8 15. Insert 7 geometrical means between--and--n2 2 16. Is a mean proportional between two numbers the same as the geometric mean between the numbers? 17. State the formula x = /ab (of Art. 150) in general language. 18. Make up and work an example similar to Ex. 2. To Ex. 12. 19. How many examples in Exercise 31 (p. 84) can you now work at sight? 151. Limit of the Sum of an Infinite Decreasing Geometrical Progression. If a line AB A j B V y i I i k is of unit length, and one half of it (-4.(7) is taken, and then one half of the remainder (CD), and one half of the remainder, and so on, the sum of the parts taken will be Y + 5 + 8 + TB + 32 + This is an infinite decreasing G. P. in which r =. The sum of all these parts must be less than 1, but must approach closer and closer to 1 as a limit, the greater the number of parts taken. This illustrates the meaning of the limit of an infinite decreasing G. P. In general, to find the limit of an infinite decreasing G. V. we have the formula For formula II of Art. 148 may be written, 8 =-----1--r Then, as the number of terms increases, l approaches indefinitely to 0.-. rl approaches indefinitely to 0.-. a--rl approaches indefinitely to a--0 = a.: a rl...