# Stoddard's Practical Arithmetic

Sheldon & Company, 1852 - Arithmetic - 299 pages
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### Contents

 INTRODUCTORY DEFINITIONS NOTA 5 French Method of Numeration 12 SUBTRACTION 24 Addition and Subtraction 35 CONTRACTIONS IN MULTIPLICATION 45 339 56 CHAPTER III 68 Table exhibiting the number 87
 Addition of Denominate Frac 155 Long Measure 164 PERCENTAGE 167 170 194 ATIO AND PROPORTION 199 176 201 179 210 AVERAGE 216

 DENOMINATE NUMBERS 89 Reduction Descending 95 To Prove Subtraction 102 CHAPTER IV 107 45 113 A Common Denominator 119 47 129 88881 140
 186 220 PROGRESSION 229 199 236 208 244 Practical Questions 261 Mensuration of Solids 273 50 274 65 291

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Page 188 - 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...
Page 85 - TIME 60 seconds (sec.) = 1 minute (min.) 60 minutes = 1 hour (hr.) 24 hours = 1 day...
Page 79 - Weight is used in weighing groceries ana all coarse articles ; as, sugar, tea, coffee, butter, cheese, flour, hay; &c., and all metals except gold and silver. 16 drams (dr.) make 1 ounce, marked oz. 16 ounces " 1 pound, " Ib. 25 pounds " 1 quarter, " qr. 4 quarters, or 100 Ibs. " 1 hundred weight, " cwt. 20 hundred weight " 1 ton,
Page 6 - Romans, employs in expressing numbers seven capital letters, viz. : I for one ; V for five ; X for ten ; L for fifty ; C for one hundred ; D for five hundred ; M for one thousand.
Page 185 - Given the principal, the time, and the interest, to find the rate per cent. RULE. Divide the given interest by the interest of the given principal, for the given time, at one per cent.
Page 63 - Place the sum down as in the last example, then mark off from the right of the dividend as many figures as there are ciphers in the divisor...
Page 113 - RULE. — Multiply all the numerators together for a new numerator, and all the denominators for a new denominator ; then reduce the new fraction to its lowest terms.
Page 273 - A person looking on his watch, was asked, what was the time of the .day ; he answered, it is between 4 and 5 ; but A more particular answer being required, he said, that the hour and minute hands were then exactly together.
Page 188 - 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 229 - Multiply the last term by the ratio, from the product subtract the first term, and divide the remainder by the ratio, less 1; the quotient will be the sum of the series required.