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# Numeral Algebra, or Vulgar Algebra

Numeral Algebra , or Vulgar Algebra serves to resolve Arithmetical Questions, it is so called because the Quantity unknown
and sought for, is represented by some Letter of the Alphabet, or some other Character
taken at Pleasure; but all the Quantities given are expressed by Numbers, called the
*Old Algebra*.
Definition taken from
*The Universal Etymological English Dictionary*,
edited by Nathan Bailey (1736)

Aˊlgebra *

Literal Algebra, or Specious Algebra