## 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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Page 73 - 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 223 - Divide the difference of the extremes by the number of terms, less 1, and the quotient will be the common difference.

Page 173 - Multiply all the numerators together for a new numerator, and all the denominators together for a new denominator.

Page 214 - ... 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 214 - 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 19 - Place the least number under the greatest, so that units may stand under units, tens under tens, &c. and draw a line under them. 2. Begin at the right hand, and take each figure in the lower line from the figure above it, and set down the remainder.

Page 209 - Multiply the divisor, thus augmented, by the last figure of the root, and subtract the product from the dividend, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a new dividend.

Page 59 - To divide a whole number by a fraction, — Multiply the dividend by the denominator of the fraction, and divide the product by the numerator.

Page 74 - ... down the remainder under the column added, and carry the quotient to the next superior denomination, continuing the same to the last, which add, as in simple addition.

Page 71 - TABLE. 4 gills (gi.) - make - - 1 pint, marked pt. 2 pints ------- 1 quart, - - - qt. 4 quarts ------ 1 gallon, - - - gal. 31£ gallons ------ 1 barrel, - - - bar.