# The principles of arithmetic. [Followed by] The principles of algebra

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### Contents

 To find the greatest common factor of three or more 9 46 66 71 89 Inequalities 141
 Geometrical Progression 159 Recurring Decimals 166 Logarithms 177 Discount 183

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Page 157 - ... 8 days. But on the evening of the sixth day, 100 men were killed in a sally, and afterwards the mortality increased to 10 daily. Supposing the stock of provisions unconsumed at the end of the sixth day to support 6 men for 61 days ; it is required to find how long it would support the garrison, and the number of men alive when the provisions were exhausted.
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Page 5 - RULE.* Divide the numerator by the denominator, and the quotient will be the whole or mixed number required.
Page 149 - ... fourth, if the multiple of the first be less than that of the second, the multiple of the third is also less than that of the fourth...
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Page 146 - If the product of two quantities be equal to the product of two others, two of them may be made the extremes and the other two the means of a proportion.
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Page 42 - To multiply a decimal by 10, 100, 1000, &c., remove the decimal point as many places to the right as there are ciphers in the multiplier ; and if there be not places enough in the number, annex ciphers.