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Page 232 - ... one grain of wheat for the first square, two for the second, four for the third, and so on, doubling...
Page 42 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction, Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, and to the product add the numerator; under this sum write the denominator.
Page 232 - Sessa requested that he might be allowed one grain of wheat for the first square on the chess board, 2 for the second, 4 for the third, and so on, doubling continually, to 64, the whole number of squares. Now, supposing, a pint to contain 7680 of these grains, and one quarter or 8 bushels to be worth yja 6d, it is required to compute the value of all the corn ? Ans.
Page 122 - XV — 24, as shown in the operation. 2. 5 compositors, in 16 days, of 14 hours each, can compose 20 sheets of 24 pages in each sheet, 50 lines in a page, and 40 letters in a line; in...
Page 280 - The real resistance to a plane, from a fluid acting in a direction perpendicular to its face, is equal to the weight of a column of the fluid, whose base is the plane...
Page 55 - Multiply the numerator of the dividend by the denominator of the divisor...
Page 50 - To Multiply a Fraction by a Whole Number. Multiply the numerator by the whole number and divide the product by the denominator.
Page 45 - 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.