## 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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**figures**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 from the cipher ... Page 4

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**figure**in the first place , reckoning from right to left , denotes only its own simple value ; but that in the second place , denotes ten times its simple value ; and that in the third place , a hundred times its simple value ; and so ... Page 5

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**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 proposed number , as in the summary above , into periods and half - periods ; then ... Page 7

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**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 line under the lowest number , to separate the given numbers from their sum , when ... Page 8

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**figure**in the lower line , or num- ber , 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 , 10 to In like manner , the same ...### Other editions - View all

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a₁ ABCD algebraic annum arithmetical arithmetical progression base bisect centre circle circumference coefficients common difference compound compound interest cosec cube root decimal denominator denote diagonal diameter distance divided dividend division divisor draw drawn equal equiangular EXAMPLES expression factors figure fraction geometrical geometrical progression given number greater hence inscribed integer intersection least common multiple length less lineation logarithms method Multiply number of terms parallel parallel ruler parallelogram perpendicular plane polygon prism PROBLEM proportional quantity quotient radius ratio rectangle Reduce remainder result right angles rule Scholium sides signs solution square root straight line subtract tangent THEOREM third triangle ABC vulgar fraction Whence whole yards