A Manual of Dictation Problems and Reviews in Written Arithmetic

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Cowperthwait & Company, 1874 - Arithmetic - 103 pages
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Page 68 - If twelve men can dig a trench 15 yards long and 4 broad in 3 days of 12 hours each, in how many days of 9 hours each can 8 men dig a trench 20 yards long and 8 broad ? 22.
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