The British Youth's Instructor: Or, A New and Easy Guide to Practical Arithmetic ...

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S. Crowder, and M. Richardson, and B. Collins, 1765 - Arithmetic - 338 pages
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Page 275 - Multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators together for a new denominator.
Page 185 - Up starts a hare before my two greyhounds. The dogs, being light of foot, did fairly run, Unto her fifteen rods, just twenty-one. The distance that she started up' before Was fourscore sixteen rods just, and no more.
Page 321 - Or, in measuring boards, you may multiply the length in feet by the breadth in inches, and divide the product by 12 ; the quotient will give the answer in square feet, etc. 21x18 Thus, in the last example, =31^sq. ft., as before. 12 5. If a board be 8 inches wide, how much in length will make a foot square ? RULE.— Divide 144 by the width; thus, 8)144 Ans.
Page 200 - CUSTOM HOUSE ALLOWANCES. THE only allowances which are made in the weight of goods, at the Custom-Houses of the United States, are tare, and draft or scalage. Tare is an allowance made for the weight of the box, bag, hogshead, cask, &c. which contains the goods, and it is either at so much per cent, or at so much per box, &c. or the real or actual tare.
Page 295 - ... the following : — RULE. — Multiply the principal by the rate per cent, and this product by the number of years.
Page 69 - A boy had a thousand marbles,and he lost at 3 different times at play, each 175, and at another time 150 ; how many has he still in hand ? Ans.
Page 101 - Dividend, fee how often the firft Figure of the Divifor is contained in the firft Figure of the Dividend, and...
Page 146 - A rich nobleman has 5 villages, in every village 3 ftreets, in every ftreet a do2en houfes, in every houfe 5 rooms, in every room 2 bureaus, in every bureau 12 drawers, in every drawer 4 bags, every bag...
Page 188 - If 40 poles in length and 4 in breadth, make an acre, what must be the length to make an acre, when the breadth is 15 poles ? Ans. 10 poles, 3yd.
Page 12 - ... 1. Place the numbers under each other, so that the units may stand under units, tens under tens, &c., and draw a line under them. 2. Add up the figures in the row of units, and find how many tens are contained in their sum. 3. Write down what remains above the tens, or if nothing remains, a cipher, and carry as many ones to the next row as there were tens.

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