# The Progressive Higher Arithmetic: For Schools, Academies, and Mercantile Colleges : Forming a Complete Treatise on Arithmetical Science, and Its Commercial and Business Applications

Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Company, 1875 - Arithmetic - 456 pages

### Contents

 Definitions 11 Addition 23 Subtraction 30 Powers of Numbers 39 Division 47 Successive Division 55 General Problems in Simple Numbers 61 Prime Numbers 68
 Cause and Effect 227 RATIO 243 Notation 259 Applications 268 Stock Investments 279 Profit and Loss 287 Life Insurance 293 General Average 301

 Greatest Common Divisor 76 Least Common Multiple 82 FRACTIONS 89 Addition 99 Subtraction 101 Division 107 DECIMALS 117 Multiplication 123 Addition 124 Division 132 Reduction of Circulating Decimals 139 Addition and Subtraction 142 UNITED STATES MONEY 145 Ledger Accounts 153 Continued Fraetions 161 Measures of Capacity 170 Measure of Angles 177 177 French Measures and Weights 184 Reduction 192 For Subtraction 212 For Division 221
 Simple Interest 307 Partial Payments or Indorsements 314 Compound Interest 321 Discount 328 Exchange 337 Arbitrated Exchange 348 Compound Equations 357 Partnership 364 ALLIGATION 370 INVOLUTION 379 Contracted Method 386 Contracted Method 392 SERIES 398 Annuities 408 MISCELLANEOUS EXAMPLES 414 MENSURATION 421 Circles 428 Solids 435 Similar Solids 441 Boards and Timber 448

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