The Elements of Arithmetic

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John Taylor, 1830 - Algebra - 136 pages
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common measure of the divisor and remainder 80 Every common measure of the remainder and divisor is also
common measure of the divisor and dividend 81 The greatest common measure of the dividend and divisor
also that of the divisor and remainder 82 Process and RULE for finding the greatest common measure
two numbers
lowest terms and exercises
multiplication of two fractions
Definition of decimal numbers and fractions
Reduction of a whole number to a decimal fraction and
one decimal fraction to another 108 Reduction of a fraction which is not decimal to one which
and exercises 109 Case in which this reduction is not possible and approxima
Reason for this approximation
Reduction of a decimal to whole numbers and more simple
decimals and exercises 112 113 Method of obtaining the result of last article by marking
off figures from the numerator 114 Way of denoting decimal fractions derived from this method
Use of the cipher in this notation
A decimal thus expressed is not altered by putting ciphers
on its right 117 Reduction of decimals to a common denominator
Addition of decimal fractions and exercises
Subtraction of decimal fractions and exercises
Multiplication of a decimal fraction by a decimal number
Multiplication of one decimal fraction by another
Division of a decimal fraction by a decimal number
Continuation of 118 and RULE
Continuation of 119 and RULE
Distinction between ciphers which are in the numerator
those which are added by the rule 127 Modification of the rule when there are ciphers in the deno
Process of division of one decimal by another
RULE for the process in the last article and exercises

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Page 68 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction, Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, and to the product add the numerator; under this sum write the denominator.
Page 90 - 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 103 - Apothecaries' Weight 20 grains (gr.) = 1 scruple (3) 3 scruples = 1 dram (3) 8 drams = 1 ounce ( 3 ) 12 ounces =; 1 pound (ft...
Page 89 - 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 27 - A, from A to B, from B to C, and from C to...
Page 47 - II.: if the remainder thus increased be greater than the divisor, find how many times the divisor is contained in it...
Page 71 - To reduce a compound fraction to an equivalent single one. RULE. — Multiply all the numerators together for the numerator, and all the denominators together for the denominator, and they will form the fraction required.
Page 89 - Multiply as in whole numbers, and point off as many figures for decimals, in the product, as there are decimals in the multiplicand and multiplier.
Page 49 - When the divisor is 10, 100, 1000, fyc., cut off as many figures from the right hand of the dividend as there are ciphers in the divisor; the other figures of the dividend will be the quotient, and the figures cut off will be the remainder.
Page 102 - Drams make 1 Ounce 1 oz. 16 Ounces 1 Pound 1 Ib. 28 Pounds 1 Quarter 1 qr. 4 Quarters 1 Hundredweight... 1 cwt. 20 Hundredweights 1 Ton 1 Ton. In general, 1 Stone (1 st.) = 141bs. Avoirdupois, but for butchers* meat or fish, 1 Stone = 8 Ibs.

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