## The Western Practical Arithmetic: Wherein the Rules are Illustrated, and Their Principles Explained: Containing a Great Variety of Exercises, Particularly Adapted to the Currency of the United States: to which is Added a Short System of Book-keeping, Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Students |

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Page 114 - Multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators together for a new denominator.

Page 143 - Subtract the square number from the left hand period, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend.

Page 162 - What difference is there between the interest of 500Z. at 5 per cent, for 12 years, and the discount of the same sum at the same rate, and for the same time ? Ans.

Page 25 - Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November, February hath twenty-eight alone, And all the rest have thirty-one ; Except in leap year, at which time February's days are twenty-nine.

Page 144 - Reduce the fraction to its lowest terms, then extract the square root of the numerator for a new numerator, and the square root of the denominator for a new denominator. • ./Voie.«— If the fraction be...

Page 67 - ... yards, at £16 4s per piece; what is the value of the whole, and the cost per yard ? Ans. £388 16s at 12s per yard. 17. What will be the cost of 72 yards of cloth, at the rate of £5 12s for 9 yards? Ans. £44 16s. 18. A person's annual income is £146: how much is that per day ? Ans. 8s. 19. If 3 paces or common steps of a person, be equal to 2 yards, how many yards will 160 paces makes?

Page 49 - ... greater than 1 ;) again, multiply the given sum by the units figure of the multiplier, — the product of the first ten by the tens figure, — the product of the second ten (if any) by the hundreds figure, &c.

Page 143 - The root of any number, or power, is such a number, as .being multiplied into itself a certain number of times, will produce that power. Thus, 2 is the square root or...

Page 27 - MONEY. 10 mills = 1 cent. 10 cents = 1 dime. 10 dimes = 1 dollar. 10 dollars = 1 eagle.

Page 20 - Flemish ell, yard, quarter of a yard, and nail. 4 nails (na.) make 1 quarter of a yard qr. 4 quarters - - - 1 yard - - - - yd. 3 quarters - - - 1 ell Flemish - - E.