## The Mercantile Arithmetic, Adapted to the Commerce of the United States, in Its Domestic and Foreign Relations: With an Appendix Containing Practical Systems of Mensuration, Gauging, and Book-keeping |

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acres allowed amount answer balance barrels bbls bill Boston bought boxes bushels Cash cent Change charges coffee commission contains cost cubic currency decimal denominator diameter difference discount divide divisor dollars dols duty English equal EXAMPLES exchange Federal money feet figure Fish Flour fraction freight gain gallons give given half hand hundred inches insured interest James length less measure merchant miles mills months Multiply Paid payment pence person piastres piece pound principal proceeds Profit and Loss proportion quarter quintals quotient reals Received Reduce remainder Required root Rule shillings ship side sold Spanish square sterling Stock subtract sugar Sundries Suppose TABLE third thousand United vessel weight whole wine worth yards

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Page 226 - Dabney, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit: District Clerk's Office.

Page 105 - ... interest at that time due : add that interest to the principal, and from the sum subtract the payment made at that time, together with the preceding payments (if any) and the remainder forms a new principal ; on which compute and subtract the interest, as upon the first principal: And proceed in this manner to the time of judgment.

Page 61 - Thirty days after sight of this first of exchange (second and third of the same tenor and date unpaid...

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Page 65 - REDUCTION OF DECIMALS. CASE I. To reduce a vulgar fraction to its equivalent decimal. RULE. Divide the numerator by the denominator, and the quotient will be the decimal required.

Page 136 - B, by spending 150 dollars per annum, more than A, at the end of 8 years finds himself 400 dollars in debt ; what is their income, and what does each spend per annum?

Page 21 - The number to be divided is called the dividend. The number by which we divide is called the divisor.

Page 29 - APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT 20 grains = 1 scruple. 3 scruples = 1 dram. 8 drams = 1 ounce. 12 ounces = 1 pound.

Page 81 - To reduce any given quantity to the fraction »/,i» greater denomination of the same kind. RULE. Reduce the given quantity to the lowest denomination mentioned for a numerator...

Page 155 - If the vessel be double-decked, take the length thereof from the fore part of the main stem to the after part of the stern-post above the upper deck ; the breadth thereof at the broadest part above the main wales...