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14s. 44d. a piece, which were so d at 18d. a yard; required the prime cost, what it sold for, and the gain.

£. s. d.

( Pris e cost,

19 8 1}

Ans. Sold or, 23 5 9

3 17 71

25. Three partners, A, B and C, join their stock, and buy goods to the amount of 1025,5; of which A put in a certain sum; B put in....I know not how much, and C the rest; they gained at the rate of 241. per cent.: A's part of the gain is, B's, and C's the rest. Required each man's particular stock. £.

SA's stock was 512,75

205,1 S07,65

Ans. S


26. What is that number which being divided by 4, the quotient will be 21?

Ans. 154.

27. If to my age there added be,

One-half, one-third, and three times three,
Six score and ten the sum will be;
What is my age, pray shew it me?

Ans. 66. 28. A gentleman divided his fortune among his three sons, giving A 9l. as often as B 5l. and to C but sl. as often as B 71. and yet C's dividend was 25847.; what did the whole estate ainount to ?

Ans. 19466 2s. 8d. 29. A gentleman left his son a fortune, of which he spent in three months; of the remainder lasted him 10 months longer, when he had only 2524 dollars left; pray what did his father bequeath him?

Ans. $5889, 33cts.+ So. In an orchard of fruit trees, of them bear apples, pears, plums, 40 of them peaches, and 10 cherries; how many trees does the orchard contain ? Ans. 600.

31. There is a certain number, which being divided by 7, the quotient resulting multiplied by 3, that product divided by 5, from the quotient 20 being subtracted, and 30 added to the remainder, the half sum shall make 65; can you tell me the number? Ane. 1400,

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32 What part of 25 is of an unit ?


33. If A can do a piece of work alone in 10 days 20 days, C in 40 days, and D in 80 days; set al about it together, in what time will they finish it? Ans. 5 de

34. A farmer being asked how many sheep he had swered, that he had them in five fields, in the first h 4 of his flock, in the second, in the third, in the f , and in the fifth 450; how many had he? Ans. 12 35. A and B together can build a boat in 18 days with the assistance of C they can do it in 11 day what time would C do it alone? Ans. 28 da

36. There are three numbers, 23, 25, and 42; wh the difference between the sum of the squares of the and last, and the cube of the middlemost?

Ans. 1333

37. Part 1200 acres of land among A, B, and that B may have 100 more than A, and C 64 more B. Ans. A 312, B 412, C 47

38. If 3 dozen pair of gloves be equal in value to 2 ces of holland, 3 pieces of Holland to 7 yards of sat yards of satin to 2 pieces of Flanders lace, and 3 pi of Flanders lace to 81 shillings; how many dozen pa gloves may be bought for 28s. ?

Ans. 2 dozen pai39. A lets B have a hogshead of sugar of 18 cwt. w 5 dollars, for 7 dollars the cwt. 3 of which he is to pa cash. B hath paper worth 2 dollars per ream, whic gives A for the rest of his sugar, at 23 dollars per rez which gained most by the bargain?

Ans. A by $19, 20ct= 40. A father left his two sons (the one 11 and the of 16 years old) 10000 dollars, to be divided so that e share, being put to interest at 5 per cent. might amoun equal sums when they would be respectively 21 year age. Required the shares ?

Ans. 5454 and 4545 dollars 41. Bought a certain quantity of broadcloth for 38

5s. and if the number of shillings which it cost per yard were added to the number of yards bought, the sum would be 386; I demand the number of yards bought, and at what price per yard ?

Ans. 365 yds. at 21s. per yard. Solved by PROBLEM VI.

page 183. 42. Two partners, Peter and John, bought goods to the amount of 1000 dollars; in the purchase of which, Peter paid more than John, and John paid....I know not how much: They then sold their goods for ready money, and thereby gained at the rate of 200 per cent. on the prime cost: they divided the gain between them in proportion to the purchase money that each paid in buying the goods; and Peter says to John, My part of the gain is really a handsome sum of money; I wish I had as many such sums as your part contains dollars, I should then have $960000, I demand each man's particular stock in purchasing the goods.

Ans. Peter paid 600 dollars, and John paid 400,


1. Required to lay out a lot of land in form of a long Square, containing 3 acres, 2 roods, and 29 rods, that shall take just 100 rods of wall to enclose, or fence it round; pray how many rods in length, and how many wide, must said lot be?

Ans. 31 rods in length, and 19 in breadth. Solved by PROBLEM VI. page 183. 2. A tract of land is to be laid out in form of an equal square, and to be enclosed with a post and rail fence 5 rails high; so that each rod of fence shall contain 10 rails. How large must this noble square be to contain just as many acres as there are rails in the fence that encloses it, so that every rail shall fence an acre?

Ans. the tract of land is 20 miles square, and contains 256000 acres.

Thus, 1 mile-320 rods: then 320x320÷÷160640 acres and 320x4x10=12800.rails. As 640: 12800 :: 12800: 256000 rails, which will enclose 256000 acres= 20 miles square.

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FOR CASTING INTEREST AT SIX PER CEN 1. To find the interest of any sum of shillings for number of days less than a month, at 6 per cent.


1. Multiply the shillings of the principal by the nu ber of days, and that product by 2, and cut off th figures to the right hand, and all above three figures be the interest in pence.

2. Multiply the figures cut off by 4, still striking three figures to the right hand, and you will have farthings, very nearly.


1. Required the interest of 5l. 8s. for 25 days.
£. S.

5,8=108×25×2=5,400, and 400×4=1,600

Ans. 5d. 1,6qrs.

2. What is the interest of 211. 3s. for 29 days? ARS. 2s. Od. 2qrs.



II. To find the interest of any number of cents for number of days less than a month, at 6 per cent.


Multiply the cents by the number of days, divide the product by 6, and point off two figures to the right, and all the figures at the left hand of the dash, will be the interest in mills, nearly.


Required the interest of 85 dollars, for 20 days. $. cts.



Ans. 288 which is
28 cts. 3 mills.

2. What is the interest of 73 dollars 41 cents, or 7341 cents, for 27 days, at 6 per cent. ?


Ans. $30 mills, or 35 cts.

III. When the principal is given in pounds, shillings, &c. New-England currency, to find the interest for any number of days, less than a month, in Federal Money.


Multiply the shillings in the principal by the number of days, and divide the product by 36, the quotient will be the interest in mills, for the given time, nearly, omitting fractions.


Required the interest, in Federal Money, of 271. 153. for 27 days, at 6 per cent.


£. s.

Ans. 27 15=555×27÷36–416 mills.=41cts. 6m.

IV. When the principai is given in Federal Money, and you want the interest in shillings, pence, &c. NewEngland currency, for any number of days less than a







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