## Rudimentary treatise on arithmetic (Google eBook) |

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Page 69 - 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.

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Page 41 - Troy Weight. 24 grains (gr.) - 1 pennyweight (dwt.) 20 pennyweights — 1 ounce (oz.) 12 ounces — 1 pound (1b.).

Page 41 - TABLE. 20 grains (gr.) make 1 scruple, sc. or 9. 3 scruples " 1 dram, dr. or 3. .8 drams " 1 ounce, oz. or §. 12 ounces

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Page 111 - If 14 horses eat 56 bushels of oats in 16 days ; how many bushels will be required for 20 horses for 24 days?

Page 102 - ... then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term, and the quotient will be the answer in the same name of the third term.