Arithmetic, Rational and Practical: Wherein the Properties of Numbers are Clearly Pointed Out, the Theory of the Science Deduced from First Principles, the Methods of Operation Demonstratively Explained, and the Whole Reduced to Practice, in a Great Variety of Useful Rules. Consisting of Three Parts, Viz. Vulgar arithmetic. Decimal arithmetic. Practical arithmetic. I.. II.. III.
A. Kincaid & W. Creech, 1772 - Arithmetic
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Page 154 - Subtract the square number from the left hand period, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend. III. Double the root already found for a divisor ; seek how many times the divisor is contained...
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Page 137 - If the errors are alike, divide the difference of the products by the difference of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer.
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Page 179 - The sum of all the terms. Any three of which being given, the other two may be found.
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Page 145 - Baures each, beginning at the right hand in integers, and pointing toward the left. But in decimals, begin at the place of thousands, and point toward the right.