# The accomptant's guide, a new system of arithmetic

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### Contents

 Notation and Numeration 15 Subtraction 25 Multiplication 32 Divifion 43 Rule of Proportion 57 Rules for Practice 66 Computation of Prices 75 Merchants Accompts 84
 Multiplication of Decimals 109 Sweden 137 Intereſt 145 Tables of Compound Intereſt and Annuities 153 Annuities on Lives 161 Appendix 179 Supplement 185 Solutions of the Miſcellaneous Exercifes 194

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Page 104 - To divide by 10, move the decimal point one place to the left. To divide by 100, move the decimal point two places to the left, and so on for other powers of 10.
Page 93 - 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 99 - In like manner for a mixed circulate ; consider it as divisible into its finite and circulating parts, and the same...
Page 171 - NOTE. If there be a remainder after all the periods are brought down, the operation may be continued, at pleasure, by annexing periods of ciphers.
Page 174 - ... the right. 2. Find the greatest cube number, in the left-hand period, and place the root of that number as the first figure of the root sought : subtract the number itself from the said period, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend. 3. Find a divisor by multiplying the square of the part of the root found by 300, divide the dividend by it, and put the quotient figure for the next figure of the root. 4. Multiply the part of the root formerly found by the last figure placed...
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