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

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**capacities**of those for whom it is intended ; more so than any other production , of a similar kind , with which I am acquainted . WM . HOPKINS , Principal of the Auburn Academy . AUBURN , April 19th , 1844 . I fully concur in the ... Page vi

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**capacities**of those ac- quiring an elementary education , has as yet been offered to the public . Lord Brougham , in his " Practical Observations upon the education of the People , ” very judiciously remarks , that “ a most essential ... Page xii

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**CAPACITY**. Wine Measure . 42 gallons make 1 tierce . 4 gills make 1 pint . 2 pints 1 quart . 63 4 quarts 1 gallon . 31 gallons 1 barrel . 66 2 hogsheads 2 pipes ALE AND BEER MEASURE . Ale . 1 hogshead . 1 pipe or butt 1 tun . 2 ... Page xiii

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**capacity**for coals , lime , potatoes , corn in the ear , fruit , and other goods commonly sold by heaped measure , is of the following dimensions . 2 gallons 8 = 1 peck = 1 bushel = 704 28154 } cubic inches nearly . = The cone formed ... Page 17

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**capacities**of bodies ; and the lengths , breadths , & c . of various figures , either collectively or abstractly . The Mensuration of Solids is divided into two parts : I. Mensuration of the surfaces of solids ; II . The mensuration of ...### Other editions - View all

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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.