## The Principles and Practice of Arithmetic: Comprising the Nature and Use of Logarithms, with the Computations Employed by Artificers, Gagers and Land-surveyors. Designed for the Use of Students |

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2qrs acres amount Answer Arithmetic arithmetic mean avoirdupois bushels called cent ciphers compound interest compound quantities cube root cubic inches decimal fraction decimal places denotes difference digits discount divided dividend division divisor equal equivalent evident Examples for Practice expressed farthings Find the number Find the sum Find the value following rule former gallons geometric mean Geometrical greater greatest common measure Hence hundred improper fraction integers latter least common multiple length lineal unit logarithms magnitude means metical miles mixed quantities moidore months Multiply nearly Notation number of decimal number of figures obtained operation parallelopiped pound present worth principles quantities proposed quotient ratio recurring decimals Reduce remainder represented respectively result shew shilling simple fraction simple interest square root Subtraction superficial surd thousand tion trees vulgar fractions whence whole number yards

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Page 52 - If the numerator and denominator of each fraction is multiplied (or divided) by the same number, the value of the fraction will not change.

Page xiv - Digits, which have their names respectively annexed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, zero...

Page xi - COUNTING. 12 units or things make 1 dozen. 12 dozen " 1 gross. 12 gross " 1 great gross. 20 units

Page 135 - A and B can do a piece of work in 10 days, A and C in 12 days, and B and C in 14 days ; in what time can they do it jointly and separately?

Page 6 - Set down the multiplicand, and under it the multiplier, in such a manner, th.at units may stand under units, tens under tens, hundreds under hundreds, and so on.

Page 95 - ... a number consisting of as many nines as there are recurring figures followed by as many ciphers as there are non-recurring figures.

Page 106 - If 3 men can do a piece of work in 12 days, how many days will it take 9 men to do the same ? ANALYSIS.

Page 109 - If 20 men can perform a piece of work in 12 days, how many men will accomplish three times as much in one-fifth of the time ? Ans.

Page 135 - A and B together can build a boat in 18 days, and •with the assistance of C they can do it in 11 days ; in what time would C do it alone ? Ans.

Page 77 - How many were therein the army? — how many killed ? — how many taken prisoners ? A. 2,400 ; 800 killed ; 600 prisoners. 48. A can do a job of work in 5 days, B in 6, and C in 7 ; how much can they jointly do in 2 days 1 A.