# 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

E. Morgan and son, 1838 - Arithmetic - 204 pages
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### Contents

 Numeration 14 Simple Division 23 Addition of Federal Money 30 Division of Federal Money 37 Compound Subtracuion 76 Simple Proportion 88 Compound Proportion 100 Tare and Tret 109
 Equation of Payments 124 Fellowship 132 Addition of Vulgar Fractions 144 Addition of Deciinals 150 Compound Proportion in Decimals 156 luvolution 167 Roots of All Powers 175 Position 186

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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.