## Robinson's Progressive Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Theory of Numbers in Connection with Concise Analytic and Synthetic Methods of Solution ... |

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acres added amount ANALYSIS annex barrels bill bought bushels called cent ciphers cloth column common common denominator compound contained cords corn cost cube decimal denominator difference discount Divide dividend division divisor dollars equal EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE exchange expressed factors feet figure five flour four fourths fraction gain gallons given given number greater greatest hand Hence horses hundred inches interest invested land least common length less loss measure merchant miles mills mixed number months Multiply obtain OPERATION paid payment piece pounds principal purchase quantity quotient ratio receive Reduce remainder result rods root RULE sell share side simple sold square subtract sugar TABLE tens third thousand tons units weight wide worth Write yards

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Page 351 - When a decimal number is to be divided by 10, 100, 1000, &c., remove the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor, and if there be not figures enough in the number, prefix ciphers.

Page 48 - Division is the process of finding how many times one number is contained in another.

Page 167 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt...

Page 201 - Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and write the result as the first term of the quotient. Multiply the whole divisor by the first term of the quotient, and subtract the product from the dividend.

Page 161 - Square Measure 144 square inches (sq. in.) = 1 square foot (sq. ft.) 9 square feet = 1 square yard (sq. yd.) 30j square yards = 1 square rod (sq. rd.) 160 square rods = 1 acre (A.) 640 acres = 1 square mile (sq.

Page 171 - 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 73 - The Greatest Common Divisor of two or more numbers is the greatest number that will exactly divide each of them.

Page 155 - 1 Quarter, " qr. 4 Quarters " 1 Hundred-weight, " cwt. 20 Cwt. = 2240 Ib. " 1 Ton,

Page 169 - DRY MEASURE 2 pints (pt.) = 1 quart (qt.) 8 quarts =1 peck (pk.) 4 pecks = 1 bushel (bu...

Page 326 - 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.