50 MEASURE LOADS OF WOOD. RULE. . Multiply the length by the breadth, and the product by the depth or height, which will give the content in solid feet; of which 64 make half a cord, and 198 a cord. EXAMPLE. How many solid feet are contained in a load of wood, 7 feet 6 inches long, 4 feet 2 inches side, and 2 feet si inches high? 7 ft. 6 in.=7,5 and 4 ft. 2 in.=4,167 and 2 ft. S in= 2,25; then, 7,5 X4,167=31,2525X2,25=70,318125 solid feet, Ans. But loads of wood are commonly estimated by the foot, allowing the load to be 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and then 2 feet high will make half a cord, which is called 4 feet of wood; but if the breadth of the load be less than 4 feet, its height must be increased so as to make half a cor, which is still called 4 feet of wood. By measuring the breadth and heighth of the load, the content may be found by the following RULE. EXAMPLE. F. ::3 9 9,75 26 2,5 9 4 6 . 9,375 E. in. 81 inches over. The foregoing inethod is concise and easy to those who are well acquainted with Duodecimals, but the following Table will give the content of any loud of wood, by inspection only, sufficiently exact for common practice; which will be found very convenient atop, stands 36 inches; and under 8 inches, stanus. 12 inches. now 96 and 12, make 48, the answer in inches; : and 48--12=4 feet, or just half a cord. S. Aduit the breadth to be 3 feet 1.1 inches, and height 3 feet 9 inchies; required the content. Under 5 feet at top, stands 70, and under 9 inches, is 13: 70 anul 19, make 88=127 feet 4 inches, or 7 ft. I qr. 2 inches, the answera harth TABLE I. Showing the amount of £1, or $1, at 5 and 6 per cent. per annum, Compound Interest, for 20 years. Trs. 5 per cent.[6 per cent.[Yrs. 15 per cent.16 per cent. 11 1,05000 | 1,06000 711 7 1,71034 1 1,89829 1,27628 1,33822 15 2,07895 2,39655. 1,40710 | 1,50363 | 17 | 2,29201 2,69277 | 8 | 1,47745 | 1,59384 18 | 2,40661 | 2,85433 9 1,55132 1,68947 | 19 | 2,52695 3,02559 10 | 1,62889 1,79084 20 2,65329 3,20713 VII. The weights of the coins of the United States. pret. gr. 18 16 am Standard: i 48 Silver. 1 173 2013 Cents, 8 16 Conner. Half-Cente, The standard for gold coin is 11 parts pure gold, and one part loy--the alloy to consist of silver and copper. The standard for silver coin is 1485 varts fine to 179 parts alloy-the alloy to be whore ly corper. 116 Standard Copper. TABLES. THE three following Tables are calculated agreeable to an Act of Congress passed in November, 1792, making foreign Gold and Silver Coins a legal tender for the payment of all debts and demands, at the several and respective rates following, viz. The Gold Coins of Great-Britain and Portugal, of their present standard, at the rate of 100 cents for every 27 grains of the actual weight there. of. Those of France and Spain 27 grains of the actual weight thereof.--Spanish milled Dollars weighing. 17 pwt. n gr. equal to 100 cents, and in proportion for the parts of a dollar. -Browns of France, weighing '18 pwt. 17 gr. equal to 110 cents, and in proportion for the parts of a Crown.-They have enacted, that every cent shall contain 208 grains of copper, and every half-cent 104 grains. TABLE IV. Weights of several pieces of English, Portuguese, and French Gold Coins. |