## The Mercantile Arithmetic, Adapted to the Commerce of the United States, in Its Domestic and Foreign Relations: With an Appendix Containing Practical Systems of Mensuration, Gauging, and Book-keeping |

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acres allowed amount annum answer balance barrels bbls bill Boston bushels Cash cent Change charges coffee commission contains cost cube cubic currency decimal denominator diameter difference discount divide divisor dollars dols duty English equal EXAMPLES exchange Federal money feet figure Fish Flour fraction Francs freight gain gallons give given half hand hhds hundred inches insured interest length less loss mean measure merchant miles mills months Multiply paid payment pence person piastres piece pounds principal proceeds Profit proportion quarter quintals quotient reals received Reduce remainder Required RULE shillings ship side sold solid Spanish square square root sterling Stock subtract sugar Sundries Suppose TABLE third United vessel weight whole wine worth yards

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Page 103 - Compute the interest on the principal sum, from the time when the interest commenced, to the first time when a payment was made, which exceeds, either alone, or in conjunction with the preceding payments, if any, the interest at that time due ; add that interest to the principal, and from the sum subtract the payment made at that time, together with the preceding payments, if any, and the remainder forms a new principal; on which compute and subtract the interest, as upon the first principal, and...

Page 72 - Thousand dollars in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell, unto the said party of the second part...

Page 103 - ... interest at that time due : add that interest to the principal, and from the sum subtract the payment made at that time, together with the preceding payments (if any) and the remainder forms a new principal ; on which compute and subtract the interest, as upon the first principal: And proceed in this manner to the time of judgment.

Page ii - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...

Page 153 - ... shall be deemed the true contents or tonnage of such ship or vessel ; and if such ship or vessel be single-decked, take the length and breadth, as above directed, deduct from the said length...

Page 136 - New-London to a certain place in 9 days, and to go but 3 miles the first day, increasing every day by an equal excess, so that the last day's journey may be 43 miles: Required the daily increase, and the length of the whole journey 1 Ans.

Page 130 - ... rates with which they are connected. 4. Then, if only one difference stand against any rate, it will be the quantity belonging to that rate ; but if there be several, their sum will be the quantity.* EXAMPLES.

Page 21 - The number to be divided is called the dividend. The number by which we divide is called the divisor.

Page 130 - IS the method of finding what quantity of e'ach of the ingredients, whose rates are given, will compose a mixture of a given rate; so that it is the reverse of alligation medial, and may be proved by it. CASE.