# An Elemtary Arithmetic ...: Serving as an Introduction to the Higher Arithmetic,by George R. Perkins

H. H. Hawley and Company, 1849 - Arithmetic - 347 pages
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Page 80 - Multiply all the numerators together for a new numerator, and all the denominators together for a new denominator.
Page 238 - ... apply the payment, in the first place, to the discharge of the interest then due. If the payment exceeds the interest, the surplus goes towards discharging the principal, and the subsequent interest is to be computed on the balance of principal remaining due. If the payment be less than the Interest, the surplus of Interest must not be taken to augment the principal, but Interest continues on the former principal until the period when the payments, taken together, exceed the Interest due, and...
Page 113 - 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 109 - 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 138 - January 31, February 28, March 31, April 30, May 31, June 30, July 31, August 31, September 30, October 31, November 30, December 31.
Page 238 - The rule for casting interest, when partial payments have been made, is to apply the payment, in the first place, to the discharge of the interest then due. " If the payment exceeds the interest, the surplus goes towards discharging the principal, and the subsequent interest is to be computed on the balance of principal remaining due.
Page 273 - B \$600 ; one-third is to be paid in 6 months, one- fourth in 8 months, and the remainder in 12 months : what is the mean time of payment ? Ans.
Page 109 - In multiplication of decimals, we know that the number of decimal places in the product is equal to the sum of those in both the factors.
Page 344 - A can do a piece of work in 3 days, B in 4 days, and C in 5 days, how many...
Page 52 - DIVISION we find how many times one number is contained in another. The number to be divided, is called the DIVIDEND ; the number by which to divide is called the DIVISOR; the number of times the dividend contains the divisor is called the QUOTIENT.