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4. Multiplication and Division.


1. What will 6lb. of coffee cost at 1s. 6d. 3qr. per pound? The cost of 6lb. is s. d. qr. evidently 6 times gr. 1 6 the cost of 1lb.; we 6 therefore multiply

Ans. 9 4

the price of 1lb. by
6; thus, 6 times 3qrs.
are 18qr. 4d. 2qr.,

154. 1. If 6lb. of coffee cost 9s. 4d. 2qr., how much is that per lb. ?

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If we divide the s. d. qr. price of 6lb. into 6 6)9 4 2(1s. equal parts, one of those parts must be the price of 1lb. To do this we first seek how many times 6 in 9s., and write 1s. for the quotient. We then multiply and subtract as in Simple Division. We then multiply the remainder, 3s., by 12, adding the 4d. (139), and divide the sum 40d. by 6, which gives 6d. for a quotient, and 4d. remain, which reduced to farthings, and the 2qrs. added, make 18qrs. These divided by 6, give 3qrs. for the quotient. Thus we find the price of 1lb. to be 1s. 6d. 3qrs.

of which we write down the 2qr.,
and reserve the 4d. to be joined 6)40(6d.
with the pence. We then say
times 6d. are 36d., and 4d. reserved
are 40d. 3s. 4d., of which we write
down the 4d., and reserve the 3s. to
be joined with the shillings. Lastly,
we say 6 times 1s. are 6s., and 3s. 6)18(3qr.
reserved are 9s., which we write
down, and the work is done.

2. What will 47 yards of cloth cost at 17s. 9d. per yard?

S. d. 17 9 47 12)423d.

We first multiply 9d. by 47, and dividing the product 423d. by 12, find 35s. 3d. to be the cost of 47yd. at 9d. Again we multiply 35s.3d. 17s. by 47, and write the partial products, which




2. If 47 yards of cloth cost £41 14s. 3d., what is that per yard?

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£ s. d. 47)41 14 3(£0 the whole quantity,


as before. As 47 is not contained in

47)834s.(17s. the pounds, we


are shillings, under
the 35s. These ad-


ded together make

A. £41 14s. 3d.

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place a cipher in the quotient and reduce the pounds to shillings, adding the 14s. Dividing 834s. by 47, we get 17s. in the quotient. The remainder, 35s., reduced to pence, and the 3d. added, give 423d., which di vided by 47, give 9d. in the quotient. Thus we find the price of one yard

to be 17s. 9.



155. Is the method of finding the amount of a compound number by repeating it a proposed number of times (43).


157. Write the multiplier under the lowest denomination of the multiplicand. Reserve from each product as many units as may be had of the next higher denomination, and write down the excess, adding the number reserved to the next product.

NOTE. This rule is susceptible of the same contractions as Simple Multiplication.

COMPOUND DIVISION 156. Is the method of separating a compound number into any proposed number of equal parts (44). RULE.

158. Write the numbers as in Simple Division, and divide the several terms of the dividend successively by the divisor. Should the first term of the dividend be less than the divisor, reduce it to the next lower denomination, adding the number of the lower denomination. Do the same with the several remainders.

NOTE. This rule is susceptible of the same contractions as Simple Division.


3. What will 6 cows cost at £4 6s. 8d. apiece?

4. What will 9cwt. of cheese cost at £1 11s. 5d. per cwt.?

5. What will 28 yards of broadcloth cost at 19s. 4d. per yard?

6. What will 96 quarters of rye cost at £1 3s. 4d. a qr.? 7. What will 47 yards of cloth cost at 17s. 9d. a yard? 8. How many yards in 17 pieces, each containing 29yds. 3ars.?

9. What will 94 pair of stockings cost at 12s. 2d. a pair?

10. What will 512 bushels of wheat cost at 5s. 10d. a bushel?

11. If a span of horses eat 2 bu. 3 pks. of oats in one week, how many will they eat in 25 weeks?

3. If 6 cows cost £26, how much is that apiece?

4. If 9cwt. of cheese cost £14 2s. 9d. how much is that per cwt.?

5. If 28yds. of broadcloth cost £27 1s. 4d. what is that a yard?

6. If 96qrs of rye cost £112, how much is hat a qr.?

7. If 47yds. of cloth cost £41 14s. 3d. what is that a yard?

8. In505 yd. 3qr. how many pieces of 29yd. 3qr. each?

9. If 94 pair of stockings cost £57 33. 8d. what is that a pair?

10. If 512 bushels of wheat cost £149 6s. 8d. what is that a bushel?

11. If a span of horses eat 68bu. 3pk. of oats in 25 weeks, how much is that a week?

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159. 1. How many seconds | ed to the same denomination, 28 years of 365d. 6h. each? and add them together for a Ans. 883612800. divisor the quotient will be the number of times required.

2. How many seconds from the birth of Christ to the end of the year 1824, allowing 365d. 5h. 48m. 57s. to a year?

Ans. 57559853088.

3. How many seconds in 8s. 12° 14' 26" ? Ans. 908066.

4. How many inches from Montpelier to Burlington, it being 38 miles?

Ans. 2407680.

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6. In £33, how many guineas, pounds, dollars and shillings, of each an equal number? Ans. 12.

7. A person wishes to draw off a hogshead of wine into gallon bottles, two quart, quart and pint bottles, of each an equal number; how many must he have?

Ans. 33 bottles of each kind, and 9pts. over.

8. If 4 men spend each 14s. 1d. at a tavern, what is the whole bill? Ans. £2 16s. 4d.

9. What will be the weight of 12 silver cups, each weighing Ilb. 1oz. 1pwt. 20 grains?

10. What will 700 bushels of potatoes cost, at 1s. 3d. a bushel? Ans. £43 15s. 11. How much wood in 27 loads, each containing 1 cord 18ft.? Ans. 30cor. 102ft. 12. If 4 men spend at a tavern £2 16s. 4d., what must each pay?

13. If 12 silver cups weigh 13lb. 1oz. 10pwt., what is the weight of each cup?

14. If 700bu. of potatoes cost £43 15s. what is that a bush


15. If 27 loads contain 30 cor. 102ft. of wood, how much in each load?

16. If a person travel 32rd. 12ft. 33in. in a minute, how far would he go, at that rate, in 2 hours?

17. If a man drink a pint of rum a day, how much will he drink in a year?

Ans. 45gal. 2qt. 1pt.

18. How many barley corns will reach round the world, supposing it to be 25020 miles?

Ans. 4755801600.

19. Divide $120 among 4 men, so that the shares shall be to one another as 1, 2, 3, 4. Ans. 12, 24, 36, 48.

20. How many steps of 2 feet 6 inches, must a man take in going from Burlington to Boston, it being 190 miles?

Ans. 401280 steps. 21. If a person travel 12mi. 28rd. in 2 hours, how far does he

go in a minute?

22. How many lots, each containing three quarters of an acre, are. there in a square mile?

Ans. 853 lots, and 40 rods


23. If a vintner be desirous to draw off a pipe of wine into bottles containing pints, quarts, and 2 quarts, of each an equal number, how many must he have? Ans. 144 of each.

24. There are three fields, one containing 7 acres, another 10 acres, and the other 12 acres and 1 rood; how many shares of 76 rods each are contained in the whole?

Ans. 61 shares and 44 rods


25. In 172 moidores at 36s. each, how many eagles, dollars and nine-pences, of each an equal number?

Ans. 92 of each, and 68 nine-pences over.

26. In 470 boxes of sugar, each 261b., how many cwt.?

Ans. 109cwt. Oqrs. 12lb. 27. If cigars cost one and a half cent each, and a person smoke 3 cigars per day, how much will it cost him for cigars during the months of January, February and March, in a common year?

Ans. 405 cents, or $4 5 cts. 28. What is the difference between six dozen dozen and half a dozen dozen?

Ans. 792. 29. What is the difference between half a solid foot and a solid hul foot?

Ans. 648 inches.

30. A note was on interest from March 20, 1819, till Jan. 26, 1824; what was the length of time?

Ans. 4yr. 10mo. 6d. 31. Divide £7 among 8 men -give A. 8d. more than B., and B. 8d. more than C. &c.; what does H. receive?

Ans. 15s. 2d. H's share. 32. A horse is valued by A at $60, by B at $69 50, and by C at $72 25; what is the average judgment?

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Ans. 25 cords.

34. In 5529600 cubic inches, | should pay D $100; and Q how many cords of wood? said C. should pay D 855; but R said D should pay C $25; how was the matter settled? Ans. C pays D $50. 37. What is the weight of 4hhd. of sugar, each weighing 7cwt. 3qrs. 1916.

35. A and B wishing to swap horses, and disagreeing as to the conditions, referred the matter to three disinterested | persons, X, Y, and Z, whose judgments were as follows, viz., X said A should pay B $8, and Y said A should pay B $6; but Z said B should pay A $5; what is the average judgment? Ans. A must pay B $3. A B In the exchange of X 180 88 articles, where the 6 judgment of the referees the equalpartly on 5 14 ity between them, and partly on the other, subtract one side from the other, and divide the remainder by the number of referees for the average judg

Y 1 0
Z 1

Ref. 3
14 B
5 A

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36. C and D, wishing to swap farms, referred the subject to O, P, Q and R, and agreed to abide their judgment, which was as follows, viz. O said C should pay D $70; P said C

Ans. 31 cwt. 2qrs. 201b. 38. Three men and 2 boys hoed 30000 hills of corn, and each man hoed two hills while a boy hoed one; how many hills were hoed by each man, and how many by each boy?

Ans. Each man hoed 7500, and each boy 3750 hills.

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39. If $911.555 be divided among 5 men and 4 women, what is each man and woman's share, a man's share being double that of a woman?


$65.111 wom's share.

{$130.222 man's share.

40. Two places differ in longitude 31° 37′ 3′′; what is their difference in reckoning time, allowing 15° to make an hour? Ans. 2h. 6′ 28′′.


1. When are numbers called compound, or complex?

2. By what are the operations performed by compound numbers regulated?

3. Repeat the table of Federal money,of English money.

4. What are the names and values of the coins of the United States !

5. What are the most common foreign coins? what their several values?

6. What is the table of time?

7. How is the year commonly divided? Repeat the number of days in each month.

8. What is meant by leap year? How may we know whether a year is leap year or not? What is meant by old and new style?

Let the pupil be questioned in like manner respecting the other ta bles.

9. What is Reduction? Of how many kinds is it?

10. What the rule for Reduction Descending? Ascending?

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