Arithmetic, designed for the use of schools

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Page 34 - An improper fraction is one whose numerator is equal to, or greater than its denominator ; as, $, -f . A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction expressed together; as, 4f, 25-ht.
Page 9 - SIMPLE DIVISION. Division is the method of finding how often one number is contained in another. Case I. — When the Divisor does not exceed 12. Divide 252 by 6.
Page 126 - If 248 men, in 5 days, of 11 hours each, can dig a trench 230 yards long, 3 wide...
Page 93 - If 20 men can perform a piece of work in 12 days, how many men will accomplish three times as much in one-fifth of the time ? Ans.
Page 126 - A banker borrows money at 3^ per cent, per annum, and pays the interest at the end of the year ; he lends it out at the rate of 5 per cent, per annum, but receives the interest quarterly, and by this means gains 200 a-year ; how much does he borrow ? 15. A person spends in the 1st year n times the interest of his property ; in the 2nd year 2...
Page 30 - To find the Greatest Common Measure of two numbers. RULE. Divide the greater by the less, and the...
Page 56 - ... off in the product as many decimal places as there are in the multiplier and multiplicand together.
Page 106 - A sum is laid out in the 3 per cents, at 89| and a half-year's dividend received upon it ; the stock being then sold at 94| and the whole increase of capital being 54, find the original sum laid out.J 10.
Page 94 - Ans. $500. 12. If 18 men can dig a trench 30 yards long in 24 days, by working 8 hours a day, how many will dig a trench 60 yards long in 64 days, working 6 hours a day ? Ans. 18 men. 13. If...
Page 118 - If twelve men can dig a trench 15 yards long and 4 broad in 3 days of 12 hours each, in how many days of 9 hours each can 8 men dig a trench 20 yards long and 8 broad ? 22.

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