# Complete Schoolmaster's Assistant: Being a Plain Comprehensive System of Practical Arithmetic: Adapted to the Use of Schools in the United States ...

W.&J.Bolles, 1839

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Page 205 - Given the first term, last term, and common difference, to find the number of terms. RULE. — Divide the difference of the extremes by the common difference, and the quotient increased by 1 is the number of terms.
Page 189 - 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 193 - Find the first figure of the root by trial, and subtract its power from the left hand period of the given number. 3. To the remainder bring down the first figure in the next period, and call it the dividend. 4. Involve the root to the next inferior power to that which is given, and multiply it by the number denoting the given power, for a divisor.
Page 122 - A and B depart from the same, place and travel the same road ; but A goes 5 days before B, at the rate of 15 miles a day . B follows at the rate of 20 miles a . day } what distance must he travel to overtake A ? Ans. 300 miles RULE OF THREE INVERSE.
Page 181 - ... subtract it therefrom, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend. 3. Place the double of the root already found, on the left hand of the dividend for a divisor. 4. Seek how often the divisor is contained...
Page 88 - To reduce an improper fraction to a whole or mixed number. RULE. Divide the numerator by the denominator, and the quotient will be the whole or mixed number sought.
Page 124 - ... multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first for the answer, which will always be of the same denomination as the third term.
Page 231 - To measure a Parallelogram, or long square. RULE. Multiply the length by the breadth, and the product will be the area or superficial content.
Page 173 - Multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators together for a new denominator.
Page 178 - If a footman travel 130 miles in 3 days, when the days are 12 hours long ; in how many days, of 10 hours each, may he travel 360 miles ? Ans. 9|f days. 5. If 120 bushels of corn can serve 14 horses 56 days, how many days will 94 bushels serve 6 horses?