## A Practical System of Mensuration of Superficies and Solids ... |

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For Measuring Length without regard to

For Measuring Length without regard to

**Breadth**. 3 barley corns make 1 inch . 8 furlongs make 1 mile . 12 inches 1 foot . 3 miles 1 league . 6 feet 1 fathom . 693 statute miles 1 degree . 3 feet 1 yard . 60 geographic miles 1 degree . Page 21

... that the num- A ber of the little parallelograms must always be equal to the product of the length and

... that the num- A ber of the little parallelograms must always be equal to the product of the length and

**breadth**. If we count the parallelograms in the upper row of this figure , we find the number to be 4 ; in two rows , twice 4 ... Page 22

From what has been already shown , we learn that multiplying the length of any square or parallelogram by its

From what has been already shown , we learn that multiplying the length of any square or parallelogram by its

**breadth**, will give its square measure , or as it is sometimes 1 yard , 16 ) feet called , its square contents , as will be ... Page 23

Multiply the length by the

Multiply the length by the

**breadth**or perpendicular height , and the product will be the area . It is manifest that the number D of square inches in the parallelogram ABCD is equal to the number of linear inches in the length AB , taken ... Page 24

What is the area of a parallelogram whose length is 12 feet 3 inches , and whose

What is the area of a parallelogram whose length is 12 feet 3 inches , and whose

**breadth**is 8 feet 6 inches ? Ans . 104.125 . Ex . 3. How many square feet are there in the four sides of a room which is 22 feet long , 17 feet broad ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 53 - RULE. Find the area of the sector which has the same arc, and also the area of the triangle formed by the chord of the segment and the radii of the sector. Then...

Page 35 - Now, since the areas of similar polygons are to each other as the squares of their homologous sides...

Page 79 - A sphere is a solid terminated by a curved surface, all the points of which are equally distant from a point within called the centre.

Page 80 - A zone is a portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes.

Page 90 - ... to three times the square of the radius of the segment's base, add the square of its height ; then multiply the sum by the height, and the product by .5236 for the contents.

Page 49 - From 8 times the chord of half the arc subtract the chord of the whole arc, and ' of the remainder will be the length of the arc nearly.

Page 72 - RULE.* To the sum of the areas of the two ends add four times the area of a section parallel to and equally distant from both ends, and this last sum multiplied by £ of the height will give the solidity.

Page 51 - As 360 degrees is to the number of degrees in the arc of the sector, so is the area of the circle to the area of the sector.

Page 91 - From three times the diameter of the sphere subtract twice the height of the segment; multiply this remainder by the square of the height and the product by 0.5236.

Page 39 - A Circle is a plane figure bounded by a curve line, called the Circumference, which is everywhere equidistant from a certain point within, called its Centre.