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[HM] D'Alembert quote
Posted:
Feb 23, 2006 11:01 AM


I have seen this quote in two sources, but in both it appears out of context:
"Algebra is generous: she often gives more than is asked for." d'Alembert
Could someone supply the reference?
The quote appears in Boyer's history (1991 ed., p. 439), and in MacHale's book _Comic Sections_ (1993).
Thanks, Jeff Oaks



