Pike's System of Arithmetic Abridged: To which are Added Appropriate Questions, for the Examination of Scholars; and a Short System of Book-keeping

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J.B. Moore, 1826 - Arithmetic - 200 pages

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Page 200 - As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits — Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?
Page 127 - A cord of wood is a pile 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet high. A cord foot is a part of this pile 1 foot long; it equals 16 cubic feet.
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Page 159 - ... by adding twenty per cent. to the actual cost thereof, if imported from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place beyond the same; and ten per cent, on the actual cost thereof, if imported from any other place or country, including all charges; commissions, outside packages, and insurance, only excepted.
Page 75 - Operations with Fractions A) To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, simply multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator.
Page 171 - Find the greatest square number in the first or left hand period, place the root of it at the right hand of the given number, (after the manner of a quotient in division) for the first figure of the root, and the square number under the period, and subtract it therefrom, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend.
Page 184 - ... 7. Bring down the first figure of the next period to the remainder for a new dividend, to which find a new divisor as before, and in like manner proceed till the whole be finished.
Page 72 - Divide by any number that will divide two or more of the given numbers without a remainder, and set the quotients, together with the undivided numbers, in aline beneath.
Page 122 - Subtract the original principal from the last amount, and the remainder will be the Compound Interest for the whole time.
Page 196 - As the distance between the body to be raised or balanced, and the fulcrum or prop, is to the distance between the prop and the point where the power is applied ; so is the power to the weight which it will balance.

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