Thompson, Brown & Company, 1877 - Arithmetic
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12 cents acres added amount apples barrel cost barrel of flour barrels of apples bought bushels bushels of wheat called cents cents apiece coal contained cords of wood corn cost Count cows divided dollars dozen earn eight Eighteen eleven equal examples farmer feet Fifteen fifths figure five Forty-eight four fourths gain gallons gave gills give half halves horse hour hundred interest of $1 keep land less LESSON melon miles minute months multiply nine ninths NOTE once oranges paid peaches pears pecks piece pint pounds principal pupil quarts receive Reduce rods sell seven sevenths share sheep shillings sixths sold Solution square subtract TABLE tens tenths thing third tons trees twelve Twenty twice units walk weeks whole worth yards of cloth
Page 93 - 1 Dime, " d. 10 Dimes " 1 Dollar, " S. 10 Dollars " 1 Eagle, " e. NOTE. The words eagle and dime are seldom or never used in business transactions. Dollars and cents are usually separated by a point ; thus, $36.42 is read, 36 dollars and 42 cents.
Page 64 - If 2 men start from the same place and travel in opposite directions, one at the rate of 4...
Page 100 - Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November ; All the rest have thirty-one, Except the second month alone, Which has but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.
Page 65 - If 4 men can do a piece of work in 6 days, in how many days can 3 men do twice as much work ? 15.
Page 143 - INTEREST is money paid for the us* of borrowed money. The money borrowed is called the Principal. The sum of the principal and interest is called the Amount. 2. In many of the United States interest is computed at 6 per cent., and this will be the per cent. understood in this book if no other is mentioned. 3. In computing interest, thirty days are usually considered a month, and 12 months a year.
Page 94 - TABLE. 24 Grains (gr.) make 1 Pennyweight, marked dwt. 20 Pennyweights " 1 Ounce, " oz. 12 Ounces " 1 Pound, " Ib. 1. How many grains in 2dwt.
Page 101 - NUMBERS. 12 units = 1 dozen. 12 dozen — 1 gross. 12 gross = 1 great gross. 20 units = 1 score.
Page 171 - The number to be divided is called the dividend. The number by which we divide is called the divisor.
Page 95 - TABLE. 16 Drams (dr.) make 1 Ounce, marked oz. 16 Ounces " 1 Pound, " Ib. 25 Pounds " 1 Quarter, " qr. 4 Quarters " 1 Hundred Weight, " cwt 20 Hundred Weight " 1 Ton,
Page 27 - 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.