Carrick's commercial calculator

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Page 1 - To multiply a decimal by 10, 100, 1000, &c., remove the decimal point as many places to the right as there are ciphers in the multiplier ; and if there be not places enough in the number, annex ciphers.
Page 1 - Multiply as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the product point off as many figures for decimals as there are decimal places in both factors.
Page 12 - ... avoirdupois weight of distilled water, weighed in air at the temperature of 62° of Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer being at 30 inches...
Page 1 - RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
Page 15 - The denominator of a decimal, though never expressed, is always the unit, 1, with as many ciphers annexed as there are figures in the decimal.
Page 12 - ... The origin, from which they are both derived, is the grain of wheat, gathered in the middle of the ear : 32 of thefe, well dried, made one penny weight, 20 penny weights i ounce and 12 oz.
Page 12 - May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, the Standard Measure of Capacity, as well for liquids as for dry goods not measured by heaped measure, shall be the Gallon, containing Ten pounds Avoirdupois weight of distilled water weighed in air, at the temperature of...
Page 1 - Wherefore, to reduce shillings, pence and farthings to the decimal of a pound by inspection, — Call every...
Page 12 - Weight, and Avoirdupois Weight. The origin, from which they are both derived, is the grain of wheat, gathered in the middle of the ear: 32 of thefe well dried made one penny- weight, 20 penny weights i oz.
Page 11 - ... underneath the column containing it will be found the Calendar for March 1853, which shows March 5 to be Saturday. When the Calendar for the month is found, any other day of the week or month can easily be ascertained.