A Mental Arithmetic Upon the Inductive Plan: With Easy Exercises for the Slate : Designed for Primary Schools

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Robert S. Davis and Company, 1860 - Arithmetic - 72 pages
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Page 28 - If two men start from the same place, and travel in opposite directions, the one travelling at the rate of 3 miles an hour, and the other at the rate of 4 miles an hour, how far apart will they be at the end of 5 hours ? 11.
Page 122 - Multiplication is the process of taking one number as many times as there are units in another number.
Page 55 - NUMBERS. 12 units = 1 dozen. 12 dozen — 1 gross. 12 gross = 1 great gross. 20 units = 1 score.
Page 50 - Square Measure 144 square inches (sq. in.) = 1 square foot (sq. ft.) 9 square feet = 1 square yard (sq. yd.) 30j square yards = 1 square rod (sq. rd.) 160 square rods = 1 acre (A.) 640 acres = 1 square mile (sq.
Page 46 - TROY WEIGHT. 24 grains (gr.) = 1 pennyweight (pwt.). 20 pennyweights = 1 ounce (oz.). 12 ounces = 1 pound (lb.). 351. Apothecaries' weight is used in mixing medicines and in selling them at retail. APOTHECARIES
Page 53 - DRY MEASURE 2 pints (pt.) = 1 quart (qt.) 8 quarts =1 peck (pk.) 4 pecks = 1 bushel (bu...
Page 47 - AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT. 16 Drams (dr.) make 1 Ounce, oz. 16 Ounces " 1 Pound, Ib. 25 Pounds " 1 Quarter, qr. 4 Quarters " 1 Hundred-weight, cwt. 20 Hundred-weight
Page 114 - A cistern has 4 pipes ; the first will fill it in 2 hours, the second will fill it in 3 hours, the third in 4 hours, and the fourth will empty it in 2 hours ; now, if the pipes are all open at the same time, how long •will it take to fill the cistern ? 10.
Page 66 - When the numerator is less than the denominator, the fraction is called a proper fraction ; when the numerator is equal to or larger than the denominator, the fraction is called an improper fraction ; when a fraction is joined with a whole number, the expression is called a mixed number.

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