# High School Arithemtic: Containing the Elementary and the Higher Principles and Applications of the Science, with the Most Useful Abbreviated Methods of Calculation; Practical Mensuration; and Appendices on Exchange, and Mathematical Probabilities; with Applications of the Latter to Life Annuities and Life Insurance

Pratt, Woodford & Company, 1852 - Arithmetic - 362 pages

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Page 125 - Cubic Measure 1728 cubic inches (cu. in.) =1 cubic foot (cu. ft.) 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard (cu. yd.) 128 cubic feet = 1 cord (cd...
Page 126 - Thirty days has September, April, June, and November; February has twenty-eight alone, and all the rest have thirty-one ; But Leap Year comes one year in four, when February has one day more.
Page 32 - To divide an integer by any power of 10, cut off as many figures from the right of the dividend as there are zeros at the right of the divisor.
Page 121 - Scale: 4 farthings (far.) = 1 penny (d.); 12 pence = 1 shilling (s.) ; 20 shillings — 1 pound (£). 156.
Page 123 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt...
Page 50 - ... is a prime number. The several divisors and the last quotient will be the prime factors required.
Page 124 - Measure 144 square inches (sq. in.) = 1 square foot (sq. ft.) 9 square feet = 1 square yard (sq. yd.) 30-J- square yards = 1 square rod (sq. rd.) 160 square rods = 1 acre (A.) 640 acres = 1 square mile (sq.
Page 62 - An improper fraction is one whose numerator is equal to, or greater than its denominator ; as, \$, -f . A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction expressed together; as, 4f, 25-ht.
Page 75 - If the fractions have not a common denominator, reduce them to a common denominator. 2. Add all the numerators together, and place the sum, as a numerator, over their common denominator.
Page 55 - Mnltiple of two or more numbers is the least number that can be divided by each of them without a remainder ; thus 30 is the least common multiple of 10 and 15.