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Alterations and Additions I have made in this will merit the Approbation of those Gentlemen who have kindly interested themselves in Behalf of my former Endeavours, to whom I return my most sincere Thanks; and remain,
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A L G E B R A.
EXPLANATION of the CHARACTERS made Use of in this BOOK.
Signs. Names. Significations. + Plus, or more, The Sign of Addition, as 6+2 is 8. – Minus, or less, The Sign of Subtraction, as 6–2 is 4. Multiplied } The Sign of Multiplication, as 6x2 is c.
N. B. 8* denotes that 8 is to be squared. 93 denotes that 9 is to be cubed.
**/4, or 4}, denotesthecube Rootofthe Number 4.
The Twelve SIGNS of the ZODIAC.
or Aries, the Ram. • Libra, the Balance. 8 Taurus, the Bull. m Scorpio, the Scorpion. II Gemini the Twins. f : Sagittarius, the Archer. gå Cancer, the Crab. w; Capricornus, the Goat. St. Leo, the Lion. : Aquarius, the Water-bearer.