# The First Book of Arithmetic

H. Cowperthwait & Company, 1856 - Arithmetic - 176 pages
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### Contents

 Section 1 iii Section 2 5 Section 3 19 Section 4 21 Section 5 25
 Section 6 27 Section 7 29 Section 8 33 Section 9 35 Section 10 43

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Page 70 - Miscellaneous. 12 things = 1 dozen. 12 dozen = 1 gross. 12 gross = 1 great gross. 20 things = 1 score.
Page 67 - CUBIC MEASURE 1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard...
Page 70 - MEASURE. 10 millimetres = 1 centimetre. 10 centimetres = 1 decimetre. 10 decimetres = 1 metre. 10 metres = 1 decametre. 10 decametres = 1 hectometre. 10 hectometres = 1 kilometre.
Page 62 - MONEY. 10 mills = 1 cent. 10 cents = 1 dime. 10 dimes = 1 dollar. 10 dollars = 1 eagle.
Page 71 - WEIGHTS. 10 milligrammes = 1 centigramme. 10 centigrammes = 1 decigramme. 10 decigrammes = 1 gramme. 10 grammes = 1 decagramme. 10 decagrammes = 1 hectogramme. 10 hectogrammes = 1 kilogramme. 10 kilogrammes = 1 myriagramme.
Page 81 - The number to be divided is called the dividend. The number by which we divide is called the divisor.
Page 66 - An angle less than a right angle is called an acute angle; an angle greater than a right angle and less than two right angles is called an obtuse angle.
Page 163 - ... woman bought a certain number of apples, at the rate of 2 for a cent, as many more at the rate of 3 for a cent ; and sold them all at the rate of 5 for 2 cents, and by so doing, lost 4 cents. How many of each kind did she buy ? 15. A woman bought a certain number of eggs, at the rate of 3 for a cent, as many more at 4 for a cent ; and sold them out at the rate of 8 for...
Page 130 - Dividing both numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same number both divides and multiplies the fraction by that number, and, therefore, docs not alter its value.
Page 130 - A fraction is said to be in its lowest terms when its numerator and denominator are integral numbers that are prime to each other.