## Mercantile Arith |

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Page ii - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;

Page 170 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit...

Page 250 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the tenth day of August, AD 1829, in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, JP Dabney, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit...

Page 97 - ... interest at that time due : add that interest to the principal, and from the sum subtract the payment made at that time, together with the preceding payments (if any) and the remainder forms a new principal ; on which compute and subtract the interest, as upon the first principal: And proceed in this manner to the time of judgment.

Page 322 - States, to me in hand paid, at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents by of the City of , party of the second part...

Page 71 - Multiply the whole numbers by the denominator of the fraction, and to the product add the numerator for a new numerator, and place it over the denominator. NOTE. To express a whole number fraction-wise, set one for a denominator to the given number. EXAMPLES. 1. Reduce 5f to an improper fraction.

Page 72 - 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 131 - When the number of terms are odd, the middle term multiplred into itself will be equal to the two extremes, or any two means, equally distant from the mean : As 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, where 2X32=4X 16=8X8=64.

Page 12 - SIMPLE SUBTRACTION TEACHETH to take a less number from a greater of the same denomination, and thereby show the difference. The greater is called the minuend, and the less the subtrahend. Rule. Place the subtrahend, or less number, under the minuend or greater, and subtract units from units, tens from tens, and so on ; if any figure of the subtrahend be greater than the corresponding one of the minuend, add ten to the upper figure, and.

Page 324 - In witness whereof the master or purser of the said ship hath affirmed to three bills of lading...