A New System of Arithmetic: In which is Explained and Applied to Practical Purposes, in Addition to the Ordinary Rules of Operation, the Principle of Canceling ...

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Durrie & Peck, 1842 - Arithmetic - 288 pages
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Page 65 - SQUARE MEASURE 144 square inches (sq. in.) = 1 square foot (sq. ft.) 9 square feet — 1 square yard (sq. yd.) 30^ square yards = 1 square rod (sq.
Page 248 - If 8 men can build a wall 20 feet long, 6 feet high and 4 feet thick, in 12 days ; in what time will 24 men build one 200 feet long, 8 feet high, and 6 feet thick ? 8 : 12 : : 20x6x4 24: 200x8x6 80 (lays, Jlns.
Page 266 - ... above the upper deck"; the breadth thereof at the broadest part above the main wales, half of which breadth shall be accounted the depth of such vessel, and...
Page 266 - If the vessel be double-decked, take the length thereof from the fore part of the main stern, to the after part of the stern-post, above the upper deck; the breadth thereof at the broadest part above the main...
Page 44 - Out off as many figures from the right of the dividend as there are ciphers in the divisor ; the figures cut off will be the remainder, the other figures, the quotient.
Page 107 - Now .} of f- is a compound fraction, whose value is found by multiplying the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators for a new denominator.
Page 66 - Time. 60 seconds (S.) make 1 minute, marked 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.
Page 227 - Multiply the divisor, thus augmented, by the last figure of the root, and subtract the product from the dividend, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a new dividend.
Page 188 - DISCOUNT. DISCOUNT is an allowance made for the payment of money before it is due. The present worth of a debt payable at some future time, without interest, is such a sum of money as will, if put at interest for the given time, amount to the debt.
Page 64 - TABLE. 4 gills (gi.) - make - - 1 pint, marked pt. 2 pints ------- 1 quart, - - - qt. 4 quarts ------ 1 gallon, - - - gal. 31 gallons ------ 1 barrel, - - - bar.

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