### Popular passages

Page 32 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt...
Page 171 - If the errors are alike, divide the difference of the products by the difference of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer.
Page 187 - A person, at the time he was married, was 3 times as old as his wife ; but after they had lived together 15 years, he was only twice as old ; what were their ages on their wedding day ? Ans.
Page 127 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction, — RULE : Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, to the product add the numerator, and write the result over the denominator.
Page 186 - ... one grain of wheat for the first square, two for the second, four for the third, and so on, doubling...
Page 120 - Multiply each payment by its term of credit, and divide the sum of the products by the sum of the payments ; the quotient will be the average term of credit.
Page 166 - In like manner, multiply all the multiplicand by the inches and parts of the multiplier, and set the result of each term one place removed to the right hand of those...
Page 177 - In any continued geometrical progression, the product of the two extremes is equal to the product of any two means that are equally distant from them, or equal to the square of the middle term when there is an uneven number of terms.
Page 181 - The first term, ratio, and number of terms given, to find the sum of all the terms. RULE. Find the last term as before, then subtract the...
Page 28 - TROY WEIGHT. 24 Grains (gr.) make 1 Pennyweight, dwt. 20 Pennyweights " 1 Ounce, oz. 12 Ounces "1 Pound, Ib. M APOTHECARIES