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'ART. To measure a Cube. Definition.-A cube is a solid of six equal sides, each of which is an exact square.

RULE. Multiply the side by itself, and that product by th. same side, and this last product will be the solid content of the cube.


1. The side of a cubic block being 18 inches, or 1 fost and 6 inches, how many solid inches doth it contain ? ft. in. ft.

1 6=1,5 and 1,5x1,5x1,5=3,375 solid feet, Ans. Or, 18x18x18=5832 sulid inches, anal 583?

12=3,575." 2. Suppose a ceilar to be dug that shall contain 12 feet every way, in length, breadth and depth; how many solid feet of earth must be taken out to complete the same:

12x12x12=1728 solid feet, the fisicer. Art. 7. To find the content of any regular solid of three

dimensions, length, breadth and thickness, as a piece of timber squared, whose length is more than the breadth and depth.

RULE. Multiply the breadth by the depth or thickness, and that product by the length, which gives the solid content.


1. A square piece of timber, being 1 font 6 inches, or 18 inches broad, 9 inches thick, and 9 feet or 108 inches long; how many solid feet doth it contain:

1 st. 6 in.=1,5 fuot, 9 inches

,75 foot.

Prod. 1,125x9=10,125 solid fact, the ins.

in. in. in. solill in. Or, 18X9x108=17496–1728=10,125 feet.

But, in measuring tinber, you may multiply thic breadth in inches, and the depth in inches, and that product by the length in feet, anu divide the last product by 144, which will give the solida content in feet, &c.

2. A piece of timber being 16 inches broad, 11 inches thick, and 20 feet long, to find the content ?

Breadth 16 inches.


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Prod. 176x20=3520 then, 3520:144=24,4 feet,

the Answer. 3. A piece of timber. 15 inches broad, 8 inches thick, and 25 feet long; how many solid feet doth it contain ?

Ans. 20,8+feet. Art. 8. When the breadth and thickness of a piece of

timber are given in inches, to find how much in length will make a solid foot.

RULE. Divide 1728 by the product of the breadth and depth, and the quotient will be the length making a solid foot.




1. If a piece of timber be 11 inches broad and 8 inches deep, how many inches in length will soake a solid foot?

11x8=83) 1728(19,6 inches, Ans. 2. If a piece of timber be 18 inches broad anil 14 inehes decji, how maliv inches in length will make a solid foot: 18X14=252 divisor, then 232) 1725(6,3 inches, Ans.

ART. 9. To measure a Cylinder. Definition.--A Cylinder is a round body whose bases are circles, like a round column or stick of timber, of equal bigness from end to end.

RULE. Multiply the square of the diameter of the end by ,7854'which gives the area of the base; then multiply the area of the vase by the length, and the product will be the solid content.

EXAMPLE. What is the solid content of a round stick of timber of bijual bigness from end to end, whose diameter is 18 inches, and length 20 feet!

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18 in.=1,5 ft.

x 1,5

Square 2,25 x,7854=1,76715 area of the base.

x 20 length.

Ans. 35,34300 solid content. Or, 18 inches.

18 inches.

S24x,7854=254,4696 inches, area of the base.

20 length in feet.

hewn square.

144)5089,3920(35,343 solid feet, Ans. Art. 10. To find how many solid feet a round stick of

timber, equally thick from end to end, will contain when hewn square.

RULE. Multiply twice the square of its semi-diameter in inches by the length in feet, then divide the product by 144, and the quotient will be the answer.

EXAMPLE. "If the diaineter of a round stick of timber be 22 inches and its length 20 feet, how many solid feet will it contain when hewn square ?

11x11x2x20=144=33,6+ feet, the sòlidity when Art. 11. To find how many feet of square edged boards

of a given thickness, can be sawn from a log of a given diameter.

RULE. Find the solid content of the log, when made square, by the last article-Then say, As the thickness of the board including the saw calf is to the solid feet : : so is 12 (inches) to the number of feet of boards.

How many feet of square edged boards, 1 inch thick, including the saw call, can be sawn from a log 20 feet long and 24 inches diameter ?

12x12x2x20;144=40 feet, solid content.

As 11 : 40 : : 12 : 384 feet, the Ans.


Art. 12. The length, breadth and depth of any square box being given, to tind how many bushels it will contain.

RULE. Multiply the length by the breadth, and that product by the depth, divide the last product by 2150,425 the solid inches in a statute bushel, and the quotient will be the answer.



There is a square box, the length of its bottom is 50 inches, breadth of ditto 40 inches, and its depth is 60 inches; how many bushels of corn will it hold:

50x40x60-2150,425=55,844 or 55 bushels, three pecks. Ins. ART. 13. The dimensions of the walls of a brick build

ing being given, to find how many bricks are necessary to build it.

RULE. From the whole circuinference of the wall measured round on the outside, subtract four times its thickness, then multiply the renainder by the height, and that product by the thickness of the wall, gives the solid content of the whole wall; which multiplied by the number of bricks contained in a solid foot, gives the answer.


How many bricks 8 inches long, 4 inches wide, and 2} inches thick, will it take to build a house 44 feet long, 40 feet wide, and 20 feet high, and the walls to be one foot thick :

8x4X2,5=80 solid inches in a brick, then 1728-:-80 =21,6 bricks in a solid foot. 44+40+44+40=168 feet, whole length of wall.

--4 four times the thickness.

164 remains. Multiply by 20 height.

Multiply by

5280 solid feet in the who e wall
21,6 bricks in a solid foot.

Product, 70848 bricks. Ans.


ART. 14. To find the tonnage of a ship.

RULE. Multiply the length of the keel by the breadth of the beam, and that proefuct by the depth of the hold, and divide the last product by 05, and the quotient is the tonnage. i

Suppose a ship 72 feet by the keel, and 24 feet by the beam, and 12 feet deep; waat is the tonnage ?

72x24x12_95=218,2+-tons. Ans.

RULE II. Multiply the length of the keel by the breadth of the beam, and that product by half the breadth of the beam, and divide by 95.

A ship 34 feet by the keel, 28 feet by the beam; what is the tonnage ?

84x28x14:95=350,29 tons. Ans. ART. 15. From the proof of any cable, to find the

strength of another.

The strength of cables, and consequently the weights
of their anchors, are as the cube of their peripheries.
Therefore, As the cube of the periphery of any cable,

Is to the weight of its anchor;
So is the cube of the periphery of any other cable,
To the weight of its anchor.




1. If a cable 6 inches about, require an anchor of 21 ewt. of what weight must an anchor be for a 12 inch cable? As 6x6x6:21cwt. : : 12x12x12 : 18cut. Ans.

2. If a 12 inch cable require an anchor of 18 cwt. what must the circumference of a cable be, for an anchor of 24 cwt. ? cut.

cnet. As 18 : 12x12x12 : : 2,25 : 216 3216=6 Ans. Art. 16. Having the dimensions of two similar built

ships of a different capacity, with the burthen of one of thein, to find the burthen of the other;


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