Unknown quantities

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(Math.) quantities whose values are sought.

See also: Quantity

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In the eyes only could be caught any hint of the unknown quantities that were so large a part of his make-up and that other persons could not understand.
- Supposing we were to reverse our arithmetic for material objects, and to govern these awful unknown quantities by other means!
Which branch of mathematics uses symbols to represent unknown quantities? 6.
Conclusion Several unknown quantities in this and I'm a layer.
There are a few options Sunderland can explore to attract players -- they could go for unknown quantities from abroad, they could pay top dollar to bring in proven talent, or they could try to pick up players on loan with a view to a permanent move in the summer.
With a squad containing Brazilian World Cup player Luiz Gustavo, Croatian duo With a squad containing razilian World Cup player ustavo, Croatian duo Ivan Perisic and Ivica former Arsenal misfit Nicklas talented Kevin De Wolves will be far from unknown quantities for Everton when the sides meet tomorrow night.
Overly harsh judging, a poor year in termsofoverallcreativequality,andalackofany standoutpieceofworkflattenedlastyear's show for me, but there are likely to be more importantfactorsatplaythisyear.These factors are the unknown quantities that will only become apparent once the festival has begun.
According to the report, the British government had approved arms export license last year, which included 100 pistols, 130 rifles, 210 combat shotguns, 600 assault rifles, unknown quantities of small arms ammunition and unknown quantities of machine guns.
This can't be the greatest bet in the world as there are a few unknown quantities in the race but it''s worth having 2pt win.
During the search, gardai found unknown quantities of cocaine, cannabis and a firearm.
We deal with the study of the senses and the meanings generated in the representation of the unknowns in the resolution of word problems involving two unknown quantities. The discussed cases show the difficulties that the students beginning the algebra learning have to deal with when using the equality between "unknown things".