Sentence Examples


  • (i.) Additions and subtractions are performed from left to right.
  • Hence we can separate the numbers from the common unit, and replace 3 lb - I - 5 lb - 7 lb +2 lb by (3+5-7+2) lb, the additions and subtractions being then performed by means of an addition-table.
  • (vii.) The only exception that may be made to the above rule is that an expression involving multiplication-dots only, or a simple fraction written with the solidus, may have the brackets omitted for additions or subtractions, provided the figures are so spaced as to prevent misunderstanding.
  • (i.) The logical result of the commutative law, applied to a succession of additions and subtractions, is to produce a negative quantity-3s.
  • (vi) Distributive Law, that multiplications and divisions may be distributed over additions and subtractions, e.g.
 

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