## A Short System of Practical Arithmetic: Compiled from the Best Authorities [etc.].Glazier, Masters & Company, 1829 |

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**Bought**of Francis Fairdealer ; 28 . of Green Tea , at $ 2,15c . per fb . · 41 b . of Coffee , 34 . of Loaf Sugar , 13 cwt . of Malaga Raisins , 35 firkins of Butter , 27 pairs of Worsted Hose , 94 bushels of Oats , 29 pairs of Men's ... Page 49

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**Bought**a quantity of goods for £ 125 10s . ; paid for truckage forty - five shillings , for freight seventy - nine shil- lings and sixpence , for duties thirty - five shillings and ten pence ; and my expenses were fifty - three ... Page 50

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**bought**of a silversmith , dishes to the weight of 23 6oz . 5dwt .; plates 41. 7oz . 17dwt .; spoons 12. 15dwt .; salts 2. 7oz .; waiters 13 .; and tankards 7b . 17dwt . ; - what weight of plate did he buy in all ? Ans . 99. 10oz . 14dwt ... Page 51

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**bought**four parcels of cloth , the first of which contains 25yds . 3qrs .; the 2d , 37yds . 2qrs . 3na .; the 3d , 14yds . Ina .; and the 4th , 23yds .; I desire to be informed by you how many yards are in them all ? Ans . 100yds . 2qrs ... Page 53

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**Bought**of A 14cor . 1727sol . in . of wood ; of B 19cor . 127sol . ft .; of C 7cor . 98ft . 1101in .; of D 9cor .; and of E 63ft . 1210in .; how much did I buy in all ? Ans . 51c . 34ft . 582in . or 51c . 24ft . + Wood Measure . DRY ...### Common terms and phrases

18 inches 2qrs 3qrs 3qts acres amount annex annum answer APPLICATION April Bought breadth broadcloth bushels called cask ciphers circumference compound interest contain cord cost cube cubic David Davis denominator diameter difference dimes divide the product dividend division divisor dollars DRY MEASURE equal errours EXAMPLES farthings Federal Money feet long figure frustum gain gallons geometrical series given number given sum Hallowell hogsheads hundred improper fraction integer Jonathan Worth last product length less lowest terms miles mills mixed number months multiplicand multiply neat weight New-England currency NOTE number of terms payment pence pound sterling pounds present worth principal proportion quantity quotient ratio Reduce remainder right hand rods Rule of Three RULE.-Divide RULE.-Multiply shillings sold solid content square root stick of timber subtract tare thick thousand TROY WEIGHT VULGAR FRACTIONS whole numbers wine yards

### Popular passages

Page 152 - Operations with Fractions A) To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, simply multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator.

Page 21 - The number to be divided is called the dividend. The number by which we divide is called the divisor.

Page 181 - RULE.* — Multiply the sum of the extremes by the number of terms, and half the product will be the answer.

Page 202 - To measure a Parallelogram, or long square. RULE. Multiply the length by the breadth, and the product will be the area or superficial content.

Page 180 - Find the first figure of the root by trial, and subtract its power from the" left hand period of the given number. 5. To the remainder bring down the first figure in the next period, and call it the dividend. 4. Involve the root to the next inferior power to that which is given, and multiply, it by the number denoting the given power, for a divisor.

Page 119 - Is when the several shares of stock are continued in trade an equal term of time. RULE. As the whole stock is to the whole gain or loss : so is each man's particular stock, to his particular share of the gain or loss.

Page 153 - To reduce an improper fraction to its equivalent whole or mixed number. RULE.* Divide the numerator by the denominator, and the quotient will be the whole or mixed number required.

Page 135 - Subtract the principal from the last amount, and the remainder will be the compound interest. EXAMPLES.

Page 193 - A man was hired 50 days on these conditions. — that, for every day he worked, he should receive $ '75, and, for every day he was idle, he should forfeit $ '25 ; at the expiration of the time, he received $ 27'50 ; how many days did he work...

Page 142 - RULE.—Multiply each payment by the time at which it is due; then divide the sum of the products by the sum of the payments, and the quotient will be the equated time.* • , EXAMPLES.