Robinson's Progressive Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Theory of Numbers in Connection with Concise Analytic and Synthetic Methods of Solution, and Designed as a Complete Text-book on this Science for Common Schools and Academies
Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, 1858 - Arithmetic - 372 pages
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acres amount annex barrels of flour bought bushels bushels of corn bushels of wheat cents a pound ciphers column common denominator common fraction compound numbers contained cost cube cubic currency decimetre discount Divide dividend division dollars dry measure equal exact divisor EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE expressed feet figure gain gallons Give explanation given number gold greatest common divisor hectometres hogshead hundred improper fraction inches integers interest invested least common multiple length long ton measure merchant metres miles minuend mixed number months Multiply NOTE number of terms obtain OPERATION paid payment prime factors principal proper fraction purchase quotient rate per cent ratio receive Reduce remainder rods RULE sell sold subtract subtrahend tens third thousand trial divisor Troy weight units whole number worth write yards of cloth
Page 48 - The dividend is the number to be divided. The divisor is the number by which we divide.
Page 167 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt.) 4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal.) 31| gallons = 1 barrel (bbl...
Page 73 - The Greatest Common Divisor of two or more numbers is the greatest number that will exactly divide each of them. Thu4, 18 is the greatest, common divisor of 36 and 54, since it is the greatest number that will divide each of them without a remainder.
Page 254 - Divide the given amount by the amount of $1 for the given time and rate, and the quotient will be the principal required.
Page 169 - Measures, that the said yard hereby declared to be the imperial standard yard, when compared with a pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time in the latitude of London, in a vacuum at the level of the sea...
Page 169 - DRY MEASURE 2 pints (pt.) = 1 quart (qt.) 8 quarts =1 peck (pk.) 4 pecks = 1 bushel (bu...
Page 282 - Quantities are said to be in continued proportion when the first is to the second, as the second is to the third, as the third to the fourth ; and so on.
Page 347 - ... Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act it shall be lawful throughout the United States of America to employ the weights and measures of the metric system...
Page 128 - Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
Page 165 - Cubic Measure 1728 cubic inches (cu. in.) =1 cubic foot (cu. ft.) 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard (cu. yd.) 128 cubic feet = 1 cord (cd...