# Mensuration and Practical Geometry: Containing Tables of Weights and Measures, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, Mensuration of Areas, Lines, Surfaces, and Solids ... To which is Appended a Treatise on the Carpenter's Slide-rule and Gauging (Google eBook)

Harper & brothers, 1892 - Measurement - 323 pages

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### Contents

 EXPLANATION OF CHARACTERS 9 Measures of Solidity 15 Addition of Vulgar Fractions 25 Division of Decimals 31 INVOLUTION 38 Definitions 45 SPHERE 89 Circular Zone 95
 PYRAMID 168 SPHERE 176 Fnistrums of Spheroids 182 SPINDLES 188 E dipic Spindle 103 196 ELLIPSOID PARABOLOID AND JIYPER 202 CONIC SECTIONS 228 Parabola 240

 TEISMOIDS 101 LUSB 107 AREAS OF SEGMENTS OF A CIRCLE 134 108 PYRAMIDS 114 SPINDLES 120 PARABOLOID 126 AREAS OF ZONES OF A CIRCLE 1 144 Cube 155 Hexahedron Octahedron 162
 Hyperbola 246 CONIC UNOULAS 253 Table of Urtiti for Elcn ents 261 Tables of Units for Elements 267 BOARD AND TIMBER MEASURE 276 MENSURATION OF SOLIDS 285 CENTRES OF GRAVITY OF SOLIDS 292 GAUGING 307

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Page 21 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction. RULE. — Multiply the whole number by the denominator of...
Page 22 - To reduce a whole number to an equivalent fraction, having a given denominator. RULE. Multiply the whole number by the given denominator, and place the product over the said denominator, and it will form the fraction required.
Page 51 - RULE. — From half the sum of the three sides...
Page 14 - Dry Measure. — 2 pints = 1 quart; 8 quarts = 1 peck; 4 pecks = 1 bushel.
Page 31 - RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
Page 84 - FIND the area of the sector having the same arc with the segment, by the last problem. Find also the area of the triangle, formed by the chord of the segment and the two radii of the sector.
Page 60 - To compute, the area of a regular polygon when the length of a side only is given. RULE. — Multiply the square of the side by the multiplier opposite to the name of the polygon in column A of the following table: — Fig.
Page 26 - Multiply all the numerators together for a new numerator, and all the denominators together for a new denominator.
Page 236 - As the conjugate diameter is to the transverse, so is the square root of the difference of the squares of the ordinate and...
Page 142 - Take out the corresponding area, in the next column on the right hand, and multiply it by the square of the longest chord ; the product will be the area of the zone.