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common difference

noun, Mathematics
1.
the difference between any two consecutive terms in an arithmetic progression.
Origin of common difference
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Readers should now try to solve the case where the common difference is 23.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • If you are given the common difference and the first domino is played, you have no option as to the other dominoes.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • Therefore all I need do is to give the initial domino for all the twenty-three ways, and state the common difference.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • Pg 163First, it will be found that squares that are diametrically opposite have a common difference.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney

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