Howard's Anglo-American Art of Reckoning: The Standard Teacher and Referee of Business Arithmetic ...

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C.F. Howard, 1884 - Ready-reckoners - 126 pages
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Page 67 - Multiply each debt by its term of credit, and divide the sum of the products by the sum of the debts. The quotient will be the average term of credit.
Page 26 - Division Division is the process of finding how many times one number is contained in another. The dividend is the number to be divided; the divisor is the number by which the dividend is divided; the quotient is the result of the division.
Page 77 - Exactness requires the addition, to every three hundred bushels, of one extra bushel. The foregoing rule may be used for finding the number of gallons, by multiplying the number of bushels by 8. If the corn in the box is in...
Page 112 - The description of a forty-acre lot would read: The south half of the west half of the south-west quarter of section 1 in township 24, north of range 7 west, or as the case might be; and sometimes will fall short and sometimes overrun the number of acres it is supposed to contain. The nautical mile is 795 4-5 feet longer than the common mile. SURVEYORS
Page 113 - In Board Measure all boards are assumed to be 1 in. thick. A board foot is 1 ft. long, 1 ft. wide, and 1 inch thick ; hence 12 board feet make 1 cubic foot. Board feet are changed to cubic feet by dividing by 12.
Page 113 - NUMBERS. 12 units = 1 dozen. 12 dozen — 1 gross. 12 gross = 1 great gross. 20 units = 1 score. PAPER. 24 sheets = 1 quire. 20 quires = 1 ream. 2 reams = 1 bundle. 5 bundles = 1 bale.
Page 85 - General rule for measuring timber, to find the solid contents in feet. RULE. — Multiply the depth in inches by the breadth in inches, and then multiply by the length in feet, and divide by 144. To find the number of feet of timber in trees with the bark on. RULE. — Multiply the square of one-fifth of the circumference in inches, by twice the length, in feet, and divide by 144.
Page 37 - RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
Page 79 - How to find the number of acres in any plot of land, the number of rods being given. RULE. — Divide the number of rods by 8, multiply the quotient by 5, and remove the decimal point two places to the left.
Page 36 - ... the following RULE. Multiply as in whole numbers, and point off as many places for decimals in the product as there are decimal places in both factors. If there are not so many places, supply the defect by prefixing ciphers.

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