## 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 |

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acres added amount ANALYSIS bank barrels bought bushels called cent ciphers cloth column common common denominator common divisor compound contained cords cost cubic currency decimal denominator difference discount Divide dividend division divisor dollars equal EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE expressed factors feet figure five flour four fourth fraction gain gallons given given number gold greater greatest hand Hence hundred inches interest invested land least common length less loss measure merchant metres miles mills months Multiply obtain OPERATION paid payment person pounds prime principal proceeds purchase quotient ratio receive Reduce remainder result rods root RULE sell share side simple sold square subtract tens third thousand units weight whole wide worth write yards

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Page 48 - The dividend is the number to be divided. The divisor is the number by which we divide.

Page 200 - X 5'" = 20"'". Hence the RULE. I. Write the several terms of the multiplier under the corresponding terms of the multiplicand. II. Multiply each term of the multiplicand by each term of the multiplier...

Page 43 - If two ciphers are annexed, each figure is removed two places toward the left, and the value of the number is increased one hundred fold ; and every additional cipher increases the value tenfold.

Page 360 - 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 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...

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 165 - A pile of wood 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet high, contains 1 cordj and a cord foot is 1 foot in length of such a pile.

Page 347 - ... as establishing in- terms of the weights and measures now in use in the United States: the equivalents of the weights and measures expressed therein in terms of the metric system...

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 68 - Divide the given number by any prime factor ; divide the quotient in the same manner, and so continue the division until the quotient is a prime number. The several divisors and the last quotient will be the prime factors required.