## The Western Calculator, Or, A New and Compendious System of Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Elementary Principles and Rules of Calculation in Whole, Mixed, and Decimal Numbers ... |

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Page 27 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt...

Page 121 - Reduce compound fractions to simple ones, and mixt numbers to improper fractions ; then multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators for. a new denominator.

Page 115 - RULE. Multiply all the numerators together for a new numerator, and all the denominators for a new denominator, then reduce the new fraction to its lowest term by Case I.

Page 156 - If the vessel be double-decked, take the length thereof from the fore part of the main stem, to the after part of the stern post, above the upper deck ; the breadth thereof at the broadest part above the main wales, half of which breadth shall be accounted the depth of such vessel, and then deduct from the...

Page 137 - ... number given be a surd, reduce the fractional part to a decimal, annex it to the whole number, and extract the root therefrom. EXAMPLES. 1. What is the cube root of 12^ ? Ans.

Page 59 - A and B depart from the same place and travel the same road ; but A goes 5 days before B, at the rate of...

Page 137 - To extract the Square Root of a Vulgar Fraction. RULE, Reduce the fraction to its lowest terms, then extract the square root of the numerator for a new numerator, and the square root of the denominator for a new denominator.

Page 112 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction, — RULE : Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, to the product add the numerator, and write the result over the denominator.

Page 113 - To reduce an improper fraction to a whole or mixed number, — RULE : Divide the numerator by the denominator ; the quotient will be the whole or mixed number.

Page 141 - When the two extremes and number of terms are given, to find the common difference. RULE. Divide the difference of the extremes by the number of terms, less one; the quotient will be the common difference.