J. and J.W. Prentiss, 1845 - Arithmetic - 180 pages
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Page 51 - To reduce fractions of different denominators to equivalent fractions, having...
Page 31 - January, are designated by the first seven letters of the alphabet, A, B, C, D, E, F, G ; and the one of these which denotes Sunday is the dominical letter.
Page 51 - The rate of interest upon the loan or forbearance of any money, goods or things in action...
Page 51 - Divide the greater number by the less, and that divisor by the remainder, and so on, always dividing the last divisor by the last remainder, till nothing remain.
Page 49 - To reduce an improper fraction to a whole, or mixed number. Example. — Reduce 'T'J to a whole, or mixed number. Rule. — Divide the numerator by the denominator...
Page 30 - TABLE. 4 gills, gi. make 1 pint, marked pt. 2 pints ----- 1 quart, - - - qt. 4 quarts ----- 1 gallon, - - - gal. 31^ gallons - - - - 1 barrel, - - bar.
Page 51 - ... in the multiplicand ; and as either factor may be made the multiplier, so, if the decimals had been in the multiplier, the same number of places must have been pointed off for decimals. Hence it follows, we must always point off in the product as many places for decimals as there are decimal places in both factors. 2. Multiply '75 by '25. OPERATION. In this example, we have 4 de'75 cimal places in both factors ; we '25 must therefore point off 4 places for decimals in the product.
Page 4 - If there be a remainder, regard it as prefixed to the figure of the next lower order ; divide as before, and so continue till all the figures of the dividend have been used.
Page 19 - From the remarks and illustrations now given, we deduce the following ' „• RULE. I. Write down the numbers, the less under the greater, placing units under units, tens under tens, &c. and draw a line under them. II. Beginning with units, take successively each figure in the lower number from the figure over it, and write the remainder directly below.