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

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**Length**} 221 of Masts , 196 201 202 211 219 130 Notes , Bonds , & c . Weight of Anchor a Cable Compound Interest , 135 may sustain - Burthen of 995 Commission , 137 Ships from their Propor- h Insurance , 137 tions , Discount , 138 Wood ... Page 20

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**length**that at Westminister , in England , which is about 1200 feet from shore to shore , and is sup- ported by 11 piers , making the number of arches 12 ? 4770 feet wide , and 3570 feet longer than Westminster bridge . Aus . 8. In the ... Page 29

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**length**, 4 in breadth and 4 in height } · 1 Cord of Wood , Cor . By this measure the contents of solids are obtained , or things that have**length**, breadth , and depth . It is long measure cubed , or multiplied by itself , twice . 2 ... Page 35

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**length**, and of 18 feet rafters , allowing each shingle to be 4 inches wide , and each course to be laid out 6 inches ? Ans . 8640 . 7. How many boards will cover a barn that is 50 feet long , and 30 feet wide ; the height of the gable ... Page 37

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**length**, in the distance of 12800 leagues , and 10 yards ? Ans . 2079508 . 8. The sun's mean distance from the earth is 95,000,000 of miles ; and a cannon ball at its first discharge , flies about a mile in 7 seconds ; how long would a ...### Common terms and phrases

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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.