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rule of three

n
(Mathematics) a mathematical rule asserting that the value of one unknown quantity in a proportion is found by multiplying the denominator of each ratio by the numerator of the other
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And now it's open, we are going out by Rule--the Rule of Three."
"He thought he saw a Garden-Door That opened with a key: He looked again, and found it was A Double Rule of Three:
It sounds like a sum in the rule of three. The answer should give us the--But halloo!
The world is filled with the proverbs and acts and winkings of a base prudence, which is a devotion to matter, as if we possessed no other faculties than the palate, the nose, the touch, the eye and ear; a prudence which adores the Rule of Three, which never subscribes, which never gives, which seldom lends, and asks but one question of any project,--Will it bake bread?
As difficult to decipher as a hieroglyphic inscription to the clerks, the vocation of the secretary and his usefulness were as plain as the rule of three to the self-interested.
You can work it out by Fractions or by simple Rule of Three, But the way of Tweedle-dum is not the way of Tweedle-dee.
The parties call this the "Rule of Three." Illinois law creates a possibility that displaced referenda will roll over to the next election.
The Rule of Three got both its name and its reason for existence from the standard three-degree glideslope of an ILS approach.
Akiskal's "rule of three" conceptualization, which identified behavioral markers tied to bipolarity, proved effective in evaluating and differentiating patients with bipolar disorder from those with unipolar depression, Dr.
"The Librarians" starring Rebecca Romijn (Eve Baird), John Kim (Ezekiel Jones), John Larroquette (Jenkins), Lindy Booth (Cassandra Cillian) and Christian Kane (Jacob Stone) aired "And The Rule Of Three" (Season 1, episode 7) and "And The Heart Of Darkness" (Season 1, episode 8) on Sunday, Jan.
Professor Barry Gilbertson, a visiting professor at the university, will give a talk entitled The Rule of Three - the Complex Relationship between the Economy, Banking and Real Estate, which will examine how the possibility of a triple dip recession will affect property and construction.
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