## A Short System of Practical Arithmetic: Compiled from the Best Authorities; to which is Annexed a Short Plan of Book-keeping. The Whole Designed for the Use of Schools |

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2qrs 3qrs acres Addition allowing amount annex annum answer APPLICATION Bought bushels called cent ciphers cloth common compound contain cord cost cube currency decimal denomination diameter difference distance divide dividend division divisor dollars endorsed equal EXAMPLES Federal Money feet figure four fraction gain gallons give given given number given sum greater gross half hundred inches interest length less lowest marked MEASURE miles mills minutes months multiply neat paid payment pence piece pounds principal proportion quantity quarters question quotient ratio received Reduce remainder right hand rods root Rule sell share shillings side silver Simple sold solid square subtract TABLE tare third thousand units weight whole wide wine worth write yards

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Page 152 - Operations with Fractions A) To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, simply multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator.

Page ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...

Page 180 - To the remainder, bring down the first figure in the next period, and call it the dividend. 4. Involve the root to the next inferior power to that which is given, and multiply it by the number denoting the given power for a divisor.

Page 135 - Subtract the principal from the last amount, and the remainder will be the compound interest. EXAMPLES.

Page 186 - ... sought. 3. Multiply the terms of the geometrical series together belonging to those indices, and make the product a dividend, 4. Raise the first term to a power whose index is one less than the number of the terms multiplied, and make the result a divisor. 5. Divide, and the quotient is the term sought. EXAMPLES. 4. If the first of a geometrical series be 4, and the ratio 3, what is the 7th term ? 0, 1, 2, 3, Indices.

Page 15 - Write down the numbers, the less under the greater, placing units under units, tens under tens, &c. and draw a line under them.

Page 122 - As the sum of the several products, Is to the whole gain or loss ; So is each man's particular product, To his particular share of the gain or loss.

Page 113 - If 8 men can build a wall 20 feet long, 6 feet high and 4 feet thick, in 12 days ; in what time will 24 men build one 200 feet long, 8 feet high, and 6 feet thick ? 8 : 12 : : 20x6x4 24: 200x8x6 80 (lays, Jlns.

Page 138 - DISCOUNT. DISCOUNT is an allowance made for the payment of any sum of money before it becomes due, and is the difference between that sum, due sometime hence, and its present worth. The present worth of any sum or debt due some time hence, is such a...

Page 215 - The frustum of a pyramid is what remains after the top is cut off by a plane parallel to the base, and is...