# Arithmetic and Its Applications: Designed as a Text Book for Common Schools, High Schools, and Academies

H. Cowperthwait, 1855 - Arithmetic - 366 pages

### Contents

 Definitions of Terms 3 Exercises on Places and Periods 11 Method of reading Decimal Fractions 18 TABLES 32 11 39 23 51 35 59 Definitions and Illustrations 61
 Recapitulation and Inferences 180 Compound Fractions 186 Fractional Part of Denominate Num 193 Division by Fractions 200 Other Changes in the Terms of a Frac 207 APPLICATIONS OF FOREGOING 213 Definitions 222 To find a missing Term 228

 Problems 67 Subtraction from Left to Right 73 Simple Multiplication when only 79 Methods of Proof 81 Multiplication by Factors 88 45 108 Problems 119 78 130 Shorter Method of adding Compound 132 104 141 Greatest Common Divisor by Factors 147 Least Common Multiple by Facto 153 Other Methods of expressing the Value 170 Multiplication and Division of 178
 178 251 Interest by Dollars for Months 256 179 258 Renewal of Notes 270 Equation of Payments 284 Equation of Accounts 290 Discount and Present Worth 296 Compound Interest 302 Orders 311 Partnership 322 Denominations of Squares and Roots 328 Method of extracting the Square Root 331 Solids 331 To extract the Cube Root 337 Properties of the Rightangled Trian 345

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