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American Tutor's Assistant
A COMPENDIOUS SYSTEM OF
PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC ;
THE SEVERAL RULES OF THAT USEFUL SCIENCE,
CONCISELY DEFINED, METHODICALLY ARRANGED, AND
PARTICULARLY ADAPTED TO THE EASY AND REGULAR
INSTRUCTION OF YOUTH IN OUR AMERICAN SCHOOLS.
Originally compiled by sundry Teachers in and near Phila:
DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, TO WIT:
Be it Remembered, That on the Twenty-seventh
day of May, in the Thirty-third Year of the In-
A. D. 1809, JOSEPH CRUXSHANK, of the said
6 THE American Tutor's Assistant revised; or a compen. dious System of Practical Arithmetic ; containing the several rules of that useful Science, concisely defined, methodically arranged, and fuily exemplified. The whole particularly adapted to the easy and regular instruction of Youth in our American Schools. Originally compiled by sundry teachers in and near Philadelphia ; now revised, and an additional number of Examples gigen in Money of the United States. To which is added, a Course of Book-keeping by Single Entry.”
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D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the
District of Pennsylvania.
Lately published and for sale by Joseph Crukshank, price
vised; in which all the sums necessary for a learner are
wrought at large.
THE former impressions of The Americàn Tutor's Assistant having been well received by the public, the Proprietor has been induced to revise it, and has now made some amendments and additions, which he presumes will render it more acceptable to teach
To avoid increasing the size and price of the book, some parts have been omitted, to make room for matter considered of more essential use.
To this edition is added, a course of Book-keeping, according to the method of Single Entry, with a description of the bcoks, and directions for using them.
Much attention has been given to the revision and correction of the work, and the errors which had escaped notice in the former are corrected in this edition.
84 Double Position,
Explanation of Characers.
RITHMETIC is the art of computing by numbers.
Is has five principal rules for its operations, viz. ni meration, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
NUMERATION. UMERATION teaches to express numbers by figures,
set down or named, and consists of two parts, viz. First, the right placing of them.
Second, The true valuing of each figure, in its proper place; both which are exhibited in the following
1 | One.
3 2 1 Three hundred and twenty-ana4 3 2 1 4 Thousand 321 5 4 3 2 1 56 Thousand 321 6 5 4 3 2 1 654 Thousand 321 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 7 Million 654 Thousand 321 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 87 Million 654 Thousand 321 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1987 Million 654 Thousand 391
The above table is comprised in the following :--