## Practical Mercantile Arithmetic: In which the Theory and Practice of Arithmetic are Familiarly Explained and Illustrated, by a Great Variety of Mercantile, Mechanical and Mathematical Problems |

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**Cut off as many figures from the right hand of the dividend as there are ciphers in the divisor**, and the figures at the left hand of the cut - off will be the 52 SIMPLE DIVISION .### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 53 - Time. 60 seconds (S.) make 1 minute, marked M. 60 minutes, 1 hour, h. 24 hours, 1 day, d. 7 days, . 1 week, w. 4 weeks, 1 month, mo. 13 months, 1 day and 6 hours, 1 Julian year, yr.

Page 51 - Measure. 3 barley corns (bc) make 1 inch, marked in. 12 inches, 1 foot, ft. . 3 feet, 1 yard, yd. 5J yards, 1 rod, pole, or perch, rd.

Page 203 - Divide the difference of the extremes by the number of terms, less 1, and the quotient will be the common difference.

Page 51 - TABLE. 4 gills (gi.) - make - - 1 pint, marked pt. 2 pints ------- 1 quart, - - - qt. 4 quarts ------ 1 gallon, - - - gal.

Page 164 - Multiply all the numerators together for a new numerator, and all the denominators together for a new denominator.

Page 52 - TABLE. 60 seconds" make 1 minute, marked '. 60 minutes • 1 degree, °. 30 degrees - 1 sign, s. 12 signs or 360° 1 circle, c.

Page 194 - ... it therefrom, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend. 3. Place the double of the root already found, on the left hand of the dividend for a divisor. 4. Seek how often the divisor is contained...

Page 194 - Multiply the square of the quotient by 300, calling it the triple square, and the quotient by 30, calling it the triple quotient, and the sum of these call the divisor. &. Seek how often the divisor may be had in the dividend, and place the result in the quotient.

Page 97 - Multiply the second and third terms together, and divide their product by the first term , the quotient will be the answer...

Page 202 - Any three of the five following things being given, the other two may be easily found. 1. The first term. 2. The last term. 3. The number of terms. 4. The common difference.