## A Course of Mathematics: In Two Volumes. For the Use of the Royal Military Academy, Volume 1 |

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These characters or

These characters or

**figures**8 were formerly all called by the general name of Ciphers ; whence it came to pass that the art of Arithmetic was then often called Ciphering . The first nine are called Significant**Figures**, as distinguished ... Page 4

... any

... any

**figure**in the first place , reckoning from right to left , denotes only its own simple value ; but that in the second ... and so on : the value of any**figure**, in each successive place , being always ten times its former value . Page 5

Numeration is the reading of any number in words that is proposed or set down in

Numeration is the reading of any number in words that is proposed or set down in

**figures**; which will be easily done by help of the following rule , deduced from the foregoing tables and observations ; viz . Divide the**figures**in the ... Page 7

This is done as follows : Set or place the numbers under each other , so that each

This is done as follows : Set or place the numbers under each other , so that each

**figure**may stand exactly under the**figures**of the same value , that is , units under units , tens under tens , hundreds under hundreds , & c . and draw a ... Page 8

Begin at the right hand , and take each

Begin at the right hand , and take each

**figure**in the lower line , or number , from the**figure**above it , setting down the remainder below it.— But if the**figure**in the lower line be greater than that above it , first borrow , or add ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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added algebraic angle answer applied arithmetical base called centre circle coefficients common compound contained continued cube decimal denominator denote describe diameter difference distance divided division divisor double draw drawn equal equation EXAMPLES expression extremes factors figure former four fraction functions give given greater half hence interest intersection join latter length less manner means measure meeting method Multiply obtained operation opposite parallel parallelogram perpendicular plane position principal PROBLEM proportional quantity question quotient radius ratio rectangle Reduce remainder respectively result right angles root rule sides signs simple solution square subtract successive supposing taken THEOREM third triangle Whence whole yards