# A Practical Business Arithmetic: For Common Schools and Academies. Including a Great Variety of Promiscuous Examples

J.W. Schermerhorn & Company, 1868 - Arithmetic - 293 pages
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### Contents

 NUMBER 3 PAGE 7 FUNDAMENTAL RULES 20 MULTIPLICATION 30 DIVISION 37 By Composite Numbers 47 Subtraction 63
 MONEYEnglish or Sterling 77 115 MEASURESCloth Table 78 FRACTIONS 121 DECIMAL FRACTIONS 146 Division 236 ANALYSIS 267 PERCENTAGE 279 Com 287

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Page 202 - If the payment be less than the Interest, the surplus of Interest must not be taken to augment the principal, but Interest continues on the former principal until the period when the payments, taken together, exceed the Interest due, and then the surplus is to be applied towards discharging the principal; and Interest is to be computed on the balance of principal as aforesaid.
Page 76 - TABLE. 16 Drams (dr.) make 1 Ounce, oz. 16 Ounces " 1 Pound, Ib. 25 Pounds " 1 Quarter, qr. 4 Quarters " 1 Hundred Weight, cwt. 20 Hundred Weight
Page 125 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction. Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, and to the product add the given numerator.
Page 80 - DRY MEASURE 2 pints (pt.) = 1 quart (qt.) 8 quarts =1 peck (pk.) 4 pecks = 1 bushel (bu...
Page 150 - To multiply a decimal by 10, 100, 1000, &c., remove the decimal point as many places to the right as there are ciphers in the multiplier ; and if there be not places enough in the number, annex ciphers.
Page 152 - When a decimal number is to be divided by 10, 100, 1000, &c., remove the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor, and if there be not figures enough in the number, prefix ciphers.
Page 82 - Things make 1 Dozen. 12 Dozen " 1 Gross. 12 Gross " 1 Great Gross. 20 Units
Page 202 - The rule for casting interest, when partial payments have been made, is to apply the payment, in the first place, to the discharge of the interest then due. If the payment exceeds the interest, the surplus goes towards discharging the principal, and the subsequent interest is to be computed on the balance of principal remaining due.
Page 267 - The frustum of a pyramid is also what remains, after the top is cut off by a plane parallel to its base.
Page 81 - Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November ; February twenty-eight alone, All the rest have thirty-one ; Except in Leap year, then is the time, When February has twenty-nine.