## A Course of Mathematics: In Two Volumes. Composed for the Use of the Royal Military Academy, Volume 1Longman, Orme & Company, 1841 - Mathematics |

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**less**character before a greater dimi- nishes its value . A**less**character after a greater increases its value . 50 L 100 c 500 D or 10 1000 M NOTATION AND NUMERATION . 5. Page 8

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**less**from the greater . The method of doing which is as follows : Place the**less**number under the greater , in the same manner as in Addition , that is , units under units , tens under tens , and so on ; and draw a line below them ... Page 9

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**less**number , or that which is just above it ; and if the sum be equal to the greater or uppermost number , the work is right * . EXAMPLES . 1 . 2 . From 5386427 Take 2164315 From 5386427 Take 4258792 3 . From 1234567 Take 702973 Rem ... Page 13

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**less**. The ammunition bread is that which is provided for , and distributed to , the soldiers ; the usual allowance being a loaf of 6 pounds to every soldier , once in 4 days . Dividend , Divisor 4 ) 12 ( 3 Quotient ; DIVISION . 13. Page 19

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**less**, in the quantity of such alloy , as well as in the same place at different times , yet in England the standard for gold and silver coin has been for a long time as follows : viz . That 22 parts of fine gold , and 2 parts of copper ...### Other editions - View all

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ABCD algebraic altitude arithmetical arithmetical progression base bisect breadth centre chord circle circumference coefficients common cone cosec cube root decimal denominator denoted diagonal diameter difference dihedral angle distance divided divisor draw drawn equal equation equiangular EXAMPLES expression figure fraction frustum geometrical given line greater hence inscribed integer intersection join length less lineation logarithms mantissa measure meeting method multiplied parallel parallel ruler parallelogram perpendicular plane polygon prism PROBLEM proportional quantity quotient radii radius ratio rectangle Reduce right angles rule Scholium segment sides sine solid angle solution square root straight line subtraction tangent THEOREM third trapezium triangle ABC u₁ vulgar fraction Whence