A Treatise on Arithmetic
W.J. Gage & Company, 1877 - Arithmetic - 345 pages
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acres added addition amount bill called carry cent column common Compound Interest contained cost cube debt decimal denominator difference discount Divide dividend division Divisor dollar equal equivalent Examples exchange explained Express factors farthings feet figures five four fraction francs gain given gives gold half Hence horses hundred inches income interest invest length less measure method miles millions minutes months multiply paid payment pence person piece pound present Principal proceed profit proportion quantity Quotient ratio receive Reduce remainder represents respectively result root rule Schools sell share shillings simple Simplify sold square Subtraction Suppose third thousand units weight whole wide worth yards
Page 53 - If the numerator and denominator of a fraction be multiplied by the same number, the value of the fraction is not altered.
Page 52 - A PROPER FRACTION is one in which the numerator is less than the denominator. The value of every proper fraction is less than 1, (Art. 94). The following are proper fractions : 1 1 1 .3 3. £ 9 jS A 2...
Page 249 - At a siege it was found that a certain length of trench could be dug by the soldiers and navvies in 4 days, but that when only half the navvies were present it required 7 days to dig the same length of trench. What proportion of the work was done by the soldiers?
Page 279 - A and B can do a piece of work in 6 days ; A...
Page 240 - Petersburg 920 roubles, which must be remitted through Paris. He pays the requisite sum to his broker, at a time when the exchange between London and Paris is 25-15 francs for £1, and between Paris and St.
Page 159 - ... 60. If a man travel 150 miles in 5 days, when the days are 12 hours long, in how many days of 10 hours each will he travel 500 miles?
Page 244 - PROPORTION when the ratio of the first to the second is equal to the ratio of the second to the third.
Page 288 - A person invests £1365 in the 3 per cents. at 91 ; he sells out £1000 stock when they have risen to 93J, and the remainder when they have fallen to 85. How much does he gain or lose by the transaction ? 12.
Page 280 - The content of a cistern is the sum of two cubes whose edges are 10 inches and 2 inches, and the area of its base is the difference of two squares whose sides are 1¿ and If feet.
Page 233 - Thirty days after sight of this first of exchange (second and third of the same tenor and date unpaid) pay...