The Progressive Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Theory of Numbers, in Connection with Concise Analytic and Synthetic Methods of Solution, and Designed as a Complete Text-book on this Science : for Common Schools and Academies

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Ivison, Phinney & Company, 1859 - Arithmetic - 336 pages

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Page 54 - The dividend is the number to be divided. The divisor is the number by which we divide.
Page 162 - DRY MEASURE 2 pints (pt.) = 1 quart (qt.) 8 quarts =1 peck (pk.) 4 pecks = 1 bushel (bu...
Page 304 - Pythagoras' theorem states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.
Page 161 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt.) 4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal.) 31| gallons = 1 barrel (bbl...
Page 81 - The Greatest Common Divisor of two or more numbers is the greatest number that will exactly divide each of them. Numbers prime to each other are such as have no common divisor. NOTE. A common divisor is sometimes called a Common Measure ; and the greatest common divisor, the Greatest Common Measure.
Page 266 - Three numbers may be in proportion when the first is to the second as the second is to the third.
Page 97 - To reduce fractions to their lowest terms. A fraction is in its lowest terms when its numerator and denominator are prime to each other; that is, when both terms have no common divisor. 1. Reduce the fraction -|| to its lowest terms.
Page 242 - TABLE, Showing the amount of $1, or 1, at 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 per cent , compound interest, for any number of years, from 1 to 20.
Page 256 - Multiply each payment by its term of credit, and divide the sum of the products by the sum of the payments ; the quotient will be the average term of credit.
Page 189 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees...

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