Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by Numbers are Analytically Explained and Synthetically Applied

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R.B. Collins, 1848 - Arithmetic - 262 pages
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Page 130 - Thirty days hath September, April. June, and November; All the rest have thirty.one, Save February, which alone Hath twenty.eight; and one day more We add to it one year in four.
Page 248 - Multiply the divisor, thus augmented, by the last figure of the root, and subtract the product from the dividend, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a new dividend.
Page 14 - From the foregoing we deduce the following principles : — Numbers increase from right to left, and decrease from left to right, in a ten-fold ratio ; and it is A FUNDAMENT4L LAW OF THE ARABIC NOTATION ; that, Questions.
Page 254 - PROBLEM I. The first term, the last term, and the number of terms being given, to find the sum of all the terms.
Page 78 - The least common denominator of two or more fractions is the least common multiple of their denominators.
Page 37 - Two men depart from the same place, and travel in opposite directions, one at the rate of...
Page 212 - In the proportion a : b : : c : d, each of the quantities a, b, c, d, is called a term. The first and last terms are called the extremes, the second and third, the means.
Page 128 - The denominations are chaldrons, quarters, bushels, pecks, quarts, and pints. TABLE. 2 pints (pts.) make 1 quart, marked qt. 8 quarts 1 peck, " pk. 4 pecks 1 bushel, " bu. 8 bushels 1 quarter,
Page 69 - IT 66. Reduction of Fractions. Reduction of fractions is changing them from one form to another without altering their value. To reduce an improper fraction to a whole or mixed number. 1. In 4 halves (J) .of an apple how many whole apples? SOLUTION. — Since 2 halves...
Page 61 - Multiplying or dividing both dividend and divisor by the same number, does not alter the quotient.

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