## Practical Arithmetic: Embracing the Science and Applications of Numbers |

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acres added Addition amount annex barrels base bill bought bushels called cent ciphers column commission common compound contained contents cost cube cubic decimal denominator diameter difference Divide dividend Division divisor dollars equal Examples expressed factors feet figure flour foot four fraction fractional unit gain gallons give given greater greatest Hence horses hundred inches interest length less measure merchant miles mills mixed months Multiply nine OPERATION paid payment period persons piece pounds prime principal proportion quotient ratio receive Reduce remainder root Rule selling shillings sides simple sold square subtract Table taken tens term things third thousand units weight whole wide worth Write yards yards of cloth York

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Page 166 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal...

Page 125 - To multiply a decimal by 10, 100, 1000, &c., remove the decimal point as many places to the right as there are ciphers in the multiplier ; and if there be not places enough in the number, annex ciphers.

Page 165 - 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 126 - 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 94 - Multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators together for a new denominator.

Page 109 - At f| of a dollar a yard, how many yards of cloth can be bought lor 9 dollars ? 6.

Page 281 - Multiply the divisor, thus increased, by the last figure of the root; subtract the product from the dividend, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a new dividend.

Page 270 - A wall to be built to the height of 27 feet, was raised to the height of 9 feet by 12 men in 6 days : how many men must be employed to finish the wall in 4 days at the same ruts.- of working 1 31.

Page 302 - A circle is a portion of a plane bounded by a curved line, all points of which are equally distant from a point within called the centre. The bounding line is called the circumference of the circle.

Page 304 - To find the solid contents of a prism. Rule. — Multiply the area of the base by the altitude, and the product will be the contents.