Practical Arithmetic, by Induction and Analysis
Winthrop B. Smith & Company, 1857 - Arithmetic - 320 pages
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
acres added Addition amount base bought bushels called cents ciphers cloth common Compound contained contents cost cube cubic decimal denominator diameter difference discount divided dividend divisible divisor dollars equal examples expressed factors feet figure five four fourth fraction gain Give given greater Hence higher hundred inches interest length less lower mean MEASURE method mills mixed months multiply NOTE OPERATION paid payment pecks period pints pounds prime factors principal proportion quarts quotient rate per cent ratio Reduce remainder result root Rule selling shows side Simple sold solid SOLUTION square subtract TABLE taken tens tenths third thousand units weight whole number wide worth write written yard
Page 34 - It shows that the numbers between which it is placed, are to be multiplied together. Thus the expression 9x6, signifies that 9 and 6 are to be multiplied together, and is read, " 9 multiplied by 6," or, simply,
Page 183 - 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 141 - 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 194 - In any proportion, the product of the means is equal to the product of the extremes.
Page 225 - The rule for casting interest, when partial payments have been made, is to apply the payment, in the first place, to the discharge of the interest then due. If the payment exceeds the interest, the surplus goes towards discharging the principal, and the subsequent interest is to be computed on the balance of principal remaining due.
Page 228 - Compute the interest to the time of the first payment ; if that be one year or more from the time the interest commenced, add it to the principal, and deduct the payment from the sum total. If there, be after payments made, compute the interest on the balance due to the next payment, and then deduct the payment as above; and, in like manner, from one payment to another, till all the payments are absorbed ; provided the time between one payment and another be one year or more.
Page 225 - If the payment be less than the interest, the surplus of interest must not be taken to augment the principal; but interest continues on the former principal until the period when the payments, taken together, exceed the interest due, and then the surplus is to be applied...
Page 235 - The Present Worth of a debt, payable at a future time without interest, is such a sum as, being put at legal interest, will amount to the given debt when it becomes due.
Page 125 - 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 142 - Multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators together for a new denominator.