# Primary Arithmetic, Or, Mental Operations in Numbers: Being an Introduction to the Revised Edition of Adams's New Arithmetic

J.W. Prentiss & Company, 1848 - Arithmetic - 180 pages
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Page 111 - If two men start from the same place, and travel in opposite directions, the one traveling at the rate of 3 miles an hour, and the other at the rate of 4 miles an hour, how far apart will they be at the end of 5 hours ? 11.
Page 148 - A man owning £ of a ship, sold ^ of his share ; what part of the whole ship did he sell ? What part had he left?
Page 94 - The number thus added to itself, or the number to be multiplied, is called the multiplicand. The number which shows how many times the multiplicand is to be taken, or the number by which we multiply, is called the multiplier.
Page 86 - SIGN. A short horizontal line, — , is the sign of subtraction. It is usually read minus, which is a Latin word signifying less. It shows that the number after it is to be taken from the number before it.
Page 64 - In one dollar are 6 shillings ; how many shillings in 3 dollars ? in 300 dollars ? in 467 dollars ? . 14. Two men, A and B, start from the same place at the same time, and travel the same way ; A travels 52 miles a day, and B 44 miles a day ; how far apart will they be at the end of 10 days ? 15.
Page 114 - When any number or thing is divided into two equal parts, one of the parts is called one half, and is written thus: £. 2.
Page 64 - If 2 men start from the same place and travel in opposite directions, one at the rate of 4 miles an hour, and the other at the rate of 5 miles an hour, how far apart will they be at the end of 1 hour ? At the end of 2 hours ? 5 hours?
Page 129 - Divide the terms by any number that will divide them both without a remainder, and divide the quotients in the same manner, and so on, till no number greater than 1 will divide them; the fraction is then at its lowest terms. Note.
Page 103 - It shows that the number before it is to be divided by the number after it. The expression 6 -H 2 = 3 is read, 6 divided by 2 is equal to 3.
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