Every Man His Own Teacher: Being an Introduction to Arithmetic, Whereby Persons who are Ignorant of that Science, May of Themselves, Without a Teacher, Obtain a Sufficient Degree of Knowledge in Figures, for Common Business, and for Operating in Nearly All the Books Extant on that Subject (Google eBook)
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12 pence 50 cents 7—place 9 and carry amount Answer in figures Answer in words borrow Broadcloth ciphers count couplet denominations divi divide dividend dollars dred eight Eleven equal EXAMPLE f LESSON farthings feet Fifth column five four fourth number fractions furlong gallons given sum half hundredths inches interest INTRODUCTION TO ARITHMETIC KEY TO CARD left side LESSON 12 LESSON 9 Long Division million Multiplicand multiply the divisor nine Operation ounces paid pair pence pence pence pennyweights place of shillings place the product pounds principal Proof of Lesson pwts quotient and multiply quotient or answer rate per cent remain remain—carry right hand figure right side second column second term separatrix set down 11 Seven shil slate subtract—the remainder Subtraction sum total tens tenths Third column third term thousand thousandths tient times—set TROY WEIGHT Twelve twice Vulgar Fractions whole numbers yards
Page 198 - ... when the third term is less than the first, and requires the fourth to be greater than the second...
Page 290 - If the payment be less than the interest, the surplus of interest must not be taken to augment the principal ; but interest continues on the former principal until the period when the payments, taken together, exceed the interest due...
Page 178 - Measure. 4 nails (no.) make 1 quarter of a yard, qr. 4 quarters, 1 yard, yd. 3 quarters, 1 Ell Flemish, E. FL 5 quarters, 1 Ell English, EE 6 quarters, 1 Ell French, E. Fr.
Page 197 - Multiply the first and second terms together, and divide the product by the third ; the quotient will be the answer in the same denomination as the middle term was reduced into.
Page 179 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt...
Page 187 - M. 60 minutes, 1 hour, h. 24 hours, 1 day, d. 7 days, . 1 week, w. 4 weeks, 1 month, mo. 13 months, 1 day and 6 hours, 1 Julian year, yr. Thirty days hath September, April, June and November ; February twenty-eight alone, all the rest have thirtyone.
Page 194 - Sir," said I, after puzzling a long time over "more requiring more and less requiring less" — "will you tell me why I sometimes multiply the second and third terms together and divide by the first — and at other times multiply the first and second and divide by the third?" "Why, because more requires more sometimes, and sometimes it requires less — to be sure. Haven't you read the rule, my boy?" " Yes, sir, I can repeat the rule, but I don't understand it.