# „Vieta: 1QC - 15QQ + 85C - 225Q + 274N, aequator 120. Modern form:x^6 - 15x^4 + 85x^3 - 225x^2 + 274x = 120</center“

Quelle: History of Mathematics (1925) Vol.2, p.430

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##### David Eugene Smith
US-amerikanischer Mathematikhistoriker 1860 - 1944

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