# Algebraic equation

an equation in the form of a polynomial having a finite number of terms and equated to zero, as 2 x 3 + 4 x 2 − x + 7 = 0.

Historical *Examples*

He felt as he had when puzzling over the unknown quantity in an algebraic equation.

Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

In resolving an algebraic equation, by what rules do we proceed?

A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive John Stuart Mill

But Nietzsche is as unlike Stirner as a tight-rope performance is unlike an algebraic equation.

The Ego and His Own Max Stirner

League is a vague term, and, like x in an algebraic equation, stands for an unknown quantity.

Atlantic Monthly Vol. 6, No. 33, July, 1860 Various

Expressed as an algebraic equation the situation becomes much clearer.

Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips

An algebraic equation with two unknowns, could be represented as a shape thereon.

Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly

An algebraic equation with one unknown represented a straight line thereon.

Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly

All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.

Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson

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