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To measure a quantity is to find how many times it contains another quantity of the same kind, called a unit of measurement.
Junior High School Mathematics ... - Page 53
by Edson Homer Taylor, Fiske Allen - 1923

A Treatise on Elementary Geometry: With Appendices Containing a Collection ...

William Chauvenet - Geometry - 1871 - 380 pages
...regard to the measurement of quantity in general. 42. Definition. To measure a quantity of any kind is to find how many times it contains another quantity of the same kind called the unit. Thus, to measure a line is to find the number expressing how many times it contains another...

A Treatise on Elementary Geometry: With Appendices Containing a Collection ...

William Chauvenet - Geometry - 1872 - 382 pages
...regard to the measurement of quantity in general. 42. Definition. To measure a quantity of any kind is to find how many times it contains another quantity of the same kind called the unit. Thus, to measure a line is to find the number expressing how many times it contains another...

Elements of Geometry, Conic Sections, and Plane Trigonometry

Elias Loomis - Geometry - 1877 - 458 pages
...other at right angles. BOOK II. RATIO AND PROPORTION. On the Relation of Magnitudes to Jfumbers. . 1. To measure a quantity is to find how many times it contains another quantity of the same kind called the unit. To measure a line is to find how many times it contains another line called the unit of length,...

Elements of Geometry, Conic Sections, and Plane Trigonometry

Elias Loomis - Geometry - 1880 - 452 pages
...other at right angles. BOOK II. RATIO AND PROPORTION. On the Relation of Magnitudes to Numbers. 1. To measure a quantity is to find how many times it contains another quantitv of the same kind called the unit. To measure a line is to find how many times it contains...

A Practical Arithmetic

George Albert Wentworth, Thomas Hill - Arithmetic - 1881 - 444 pages
...quantities (such as length, surface, bulk, value, heat) cannot be counted ; they are measured. 176. To measure a quantity is to find how many times it contains a known quantity of the same kind, called the unit of measure. 177. The unit of measure for lengths...

A Practical Arithmetic

George Albert Wentworth, Thomas Hill - Arithmetic - 1882 - 386 pages
...quantities (such as length, surface, bulk, value, heat) cannot be counted ; they are measured. 176. To measure a quantity is to find how many times it contains a known quantity of the same kind, called the unit of measure. 177. The unit of measure for lengths...

Elements of Plane Geometry

Franklin Ibach - Geometry - 1882 - 208 pages
...its interior angles, how many sides has the figure ? BOOK II. EATIO AND PROPORTION. DEFINITIONS. 145. To measure a quantity is to find how many times it contains some other quantity of the same kind called the unit of measure. 146. Two quantities are commensurable...

Essentials of Geometry

Alfred Hix Welsh - Geometry - 1883 - 326 pages
...of all the circles having a given radius, and internally tangent to a given circle? DEFINITIONS. 1. To measure a quantity is to find how many times it contains another quantity of the same kind called the Unit of Measure. Thus, to measure a line is to find how many times it contains another line called...