## A New System of Mercantile Arithmetic: Adapted to the Commerce of the United States in Its Domestic and Foreign Relations; with Forms of Accounts, and Other Writings Usually Occurring in Trade |

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agio amount annum answer arobe banco barrel Boston breadth bushels candareens casks cattas cent centimes Change coffee compound copecs cost cube root current dollars cyphers decimal deniers discount ditto divide dividend divisor dols ducats English equal Examples exchange farthings Federal money feet figure Flemish florin fraction gain gallons gilders given number given sum grotes Hamburgh hhds hogshead hundred improper fraction inches Integer interest livres livres tournois lowest terms Massachusetts Massachusetts money Measure Mercantile Arithmetic merchant mills months Multiply neat number of terms payment pence piastres picul pieces pound sterling quantity quintal quotient reals plate reals vellon reas received Reduce remainder rix dollar rotolas rubles Rule rupees shillings ship sold soldi Spanish dollar square root stivers subtract subtrahend sugar tare thousand vessel VULGAR FRACTIONS weighing gross whole number wine worth yards

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Page 116 - Compute the interest on the principal sum, from the time when the interest commenced, to the first time when a payment was made, which exceeds, either alone, or in conjunction with the preceding payments, if any, the interest at that time due ; add that interest to the principal, and from...

Page 275 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.

Page 253 - ... 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 shall then deduct from the...

Page 231 - Arithmetical, viz. 1. The first term. 2. The last term. 3. The number of terms.

Page 76 - FRACTIONS, or broken numbers, are expressions for any assignable parts of an unit ; and are represented by two numbers, placed one above the other, with a line drawn between them. The number above the line is called the numerator, and that below the line the denominator.

Page 143 - EXAMPLES. ."1. A schoolmaster being asked how many scholars he had, said, If I had as many more as I now have...

Page 229 - A man is to travel from Boston to a certain place in 12 days, and to go but 3 miles the first day, increasing every day by an equal excess, so that the last day's journey may be 58 miles : what is the daily increase, and how many miles distant is that place from Boston ? Ans.

Page 59 - Write the given numbers perpendicularly under each other for dividends, proceeding orderly from the least to the greatest; opposite to each dividend, on the left hand, place such a number for a divisor, as will bring it to the next superior denomination, and draw a line between them.

Page 144 - If the errors are alike, divide the difference of tire products by the difference of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer. 5. If the errors are unlike, divide the sum of the products by the sum of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer.

Page 101 - RULE. Multiply the principal by the rate per cent. and divide the product by 100, and the quotient is the answer for one year.