# The Columbian Calculator: Being a Practical and Concise System of Decimal Arithmetic ...

Kay & Troutman, 1846 - Arithmetic - 264 pages

### Contents

 Simple Numbers from 8 Decimal Fractions 18 Tables of Weights and Measures 42 Compound Numbers 73 Reduction of Decimals 88 Partnership 114
 Involution 135 Cube Root 195 Annuities 221 Miscellaneous Matter in Mensuration 240 Blackboard 263

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Page 151 - Compute the interest on the principal to the time of the first payment, and if the payment exceed this interest, add the interest to the principal and from the sum subtract the payment: the remainder forms a new principal.
Page 190 - If the errors are alike, divide the difference of tire products by the difference of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer. 5. If the errors are unlike, divide the sum of the products by the sum of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer.
Page 32 - Find how many times the divisor is contained in the first figure, or figures, of the dividend, and, setting it directly under the dividend, carry the remainder, if any, to the next figure as so many tens.
Page 209 - ALLIGATION ALTERNATE, IS the method of finding what quantity of e'ach of the ingredients, whose rates are given, will compose a mixture of a given rate; so that it is the reverse of alligation medial, and may be proved by it. CASE. I.
Page 162 - DISCOUNT. DISCOUNT is an allowance made for the payment of any sum of money before it becomes due, and is the difference between that sum, due sometime hence, and its present worth. The present worth of any sum or debt due some time hence, is such a...
Page 120 - Operations with Fractions A) To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, simply multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator.
Page 109 - A and B depart from the same, place and travel the same road ; but A goes 5 days before B, at the rate of 15 miles a day . B follows at the rate of 20 miles a . day } what distance must he travel to overtake A ? Ans. 300 miles RULE OF THREE INVERSE.
Page 9 - Los números cardinales 0: zero 1: one 2: two 3: three 4: four 5: five 6: six 7: seven 8: eight 9: nine 10: ten 11: eleven 12: twelve 13: thirteen 14: fourteen 15: fifteen 16: sixteen 17: seventeen 18: eighteen 19: nineteen 20: twenty...
Page 216 - There are five things in arithmetical progression, any three of which being given, the other two may be found : — 1st. The first term. 2d. The last term. 3d. The number of terms. 4th. The common difference. 5th. The sum of all the terms.
Page 256 - The height of a tree growing in the centre of a circular island 44 feet in diameter, is 75 feet, and a line stretched from the top of it over to the hither edge of the water, is 256 feet. What is the breadth of the stream, provided...