## A complete System of Mensuration ... With many ... Additions ... by J. Trotter1851 |

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18 feet 18 inches 30 feet 9 inches ABCD acres arch arithm axis base base 36 bound breadth central distance centre chord circle circular circumference cone cosine cubic feet cubic inches curve cylinder diagonal divided double measure draw EDINBURGH ACADEMY ellipse equal feet 6 inches feet long find the area find the solid fleur-de-lis frustum Geom girt given gonal greatest diameter half the sum hyperbola hypotenuse inches broad logarithm multiply NOTE parabola parallel pentagonal pyramid perches perpendicular perpendicular height poles polygon PROB pyramid quotient radius Required the area Required the content Required the solid Required the surface right angle roods RULE segment side-walls sides solid content spheroid spindle square feet square foot square yard station straight line subtract taken tangent THEODOLITE thickness triangle ABC versed sine

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Page 74 - To twice the length of the base add the length of the edge ; multiply the sum by the breadth of the base, and by one-sixth of the height.

Page 188 - I would have a square foot cut off parallel to the shorter edge ; I would then have the like quantity divided from the remainder parallel to the longer side...

Page 57 - So IS THE AREA OF THE CIRCLE, TO THE AREA OF THE SECTOR.

Page 64 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.

Page 12 - Quadrilateral ; of five sides a Pentagon ; of six sides a Hexagon ; of seven sides a Heptagon ; of eight sides an Octagon ; of nine sides a Nonagon ; of ten sides a Decagon ; of twelve sides a Dodecagon.

Page 71 - To find the solidity of a cone. RULE. Multiply the area of the base by the perpendicular height, and ^ of the product will be the solidity.

Page 36 - Art. 191. THE area or surface of a figure is the number of square inches, feet, yards, &c., which it contains. A square constructed upon a straight line, of which the length is an inch, is called a square inch; and the same is to be understood of a square foot, &c. This is called the measuring unit, and the area of any figure is the number of times it contains the measuring unit. Art. 192. To FIND THE AREA OF A TRIANGLE.

Page 144 - To prove that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the two interior opposite angles (see fig.

Page 33 - TO THEIR DIFFERENCE ; So IS THE TANGENT OF HALF THE SUM OF THE OPPOSITE ANGLES', To THE TANGENT OF HALF THEIR DIFFERENCE.

Page 88 - A SPHEROID is a solid, generated by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its diameters. If the ellipse revolves about its longer or...