# The Common School Arithmetic: Prepared for the Use of Academies and Common Schools in the United States ...

N. & J. White, 1833 - Arithmetic - 270 pages

### Contents

 Introduction 7 Subtraction of Simple Numbers 24 Division of Simple Numbers 43 Of Fractions 62 Of Denominate Numbers 78 Addition of Denominate Numbers 104 Division of Denominate Numbers 117 Of Vulgar Fractions 137
 Reduction of Vulgar Fractions to Decimals 181 Practice 191 Compound Interest 208 Loss and Gain 214 Equation of Payment 221 Allegation Alternate 228 Involution 234 Extraction of the Cube Root 241

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Page 100 - Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November ; All the rest have thirty-one, Except the second month alone, Which has but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.
Page 91 - Measure 144 square inches (sq. in.) = 1 square foot (sq. ft.) 9 square feet = 1 square yard (sq. yd.) 30-J- square yards = 1 square rod (sq. rd.) 160 square rods = 1 acre (A.) 640 acres = 1 square mile (sq.
Page 206 - Compute the interest on the principal to the time of the first payment, and if the payment exceed this interest, add the interest to the principal and from the sum subtract the payment : the remainder forms a new principal.
Page 177 - When a decimal number is to be divided by 10, 100, 1000, &c., remove the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor, and if there be not figures enough in the number, prefix ciphers.
Page 238 - Multiply the divisor, thus augmented, by the last figure of the root, and subtract the product from the dividend, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a new dividend.
Page 176 - ... from the right hand of the quotient, point off so many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
Page 53 - When the divisor is a composite number. RULE. Divide the dividend by one of the factors of the divisor...
Page 87 - Weight is used in weighing groceries and all coarse articles ; as sugar, tea, coffee, butter, cheese, flour, hay, &c., and all metals except gold and silver. 16 drams (dr.) make 1 ounce, marked oz. 16 ounces " 1 pound, " Ib. 25 pounds " 1 quarter, " qr. 4 quarters " 1 hundred weight, cwt. 20 hundred weight
Page 34 - We have seen that multiplying by a whole number is taking the multiplicand as many times as there are units in the multiplier.
Page 97 - The denominations are hogsheads, barrels, gallons. quarts, and pints. TABLE. 2 pints (pts.) - make - 1 quart, - marked qt. 4 quarts ----- 1 gallon, ----- gal. 36 gallons - - - - 1 barrel, ----- bar. 54 gallons ----- 1 hogshead, - - - - hhd. Note.