# Arithmetic and Its Applications: Designed as a Text Book for Common Schools, High Schools, and Academies

H. Cowperthwait, 1855 - Arithmetic - 366 pages

### Contents

 Denomination determined by Place 7 Comparison of Weights 27 Angular Measure 36 Method of reading Decimal Fractions 18 45 Shorter Method of adding Compound 55 187 58 Definitions and Illustrations 61 Problems 67
 Compound Fractions 186 163 233 167 241 c at 6 per cent 243 Interest for various Times 249 Part 258 207 266 Definitions and Illustrations of Ratio 222 287

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Page 359 - How much will it cost to plaster the walls and ceiling of a room 16 ft. 3' long, 14 ft. 2
Page 38 - NUMBERS. 12 units = 1 dozen. 12 dozen — 1 gross. 12 gross = 1 great gross. 20 units = 1 score.
Page 341 - The areas of circles are to each other as the squares of their diameters.
Page 25 - MONEY. 10 mills = 1 cent. 10 cents = 1 dime. 10 dimes = 1 dollar. 10 dollars = 1 eagle.
Page 36 - Dry Measure. — 2 pints = 1 quart; 8 quarts = 1 peck; 4 pecks = 1 bushel.
Page 262 - HAND, or, as it is more commonly called, A NOTE, is a written promise to pay a specified sum of money.
Page 38 - MEASURE. 10 millimetres = 1 centimetre. 10 centimetres = 1 decimetre. 10 decimetres = 1 metre. 10 metres = 1 decametre. 10 decametres = 1 hectometre. 10 hectometres = 1 kilometre.
Page 2 - The sign of multiplication, called times or multiplied by, signifies that the numbers between which it is placed are to be multiplied together.
Page 339 - Take three times the square of the root just found for a trial divisor, and see how often it is contained in the dividend, and place the quotient for a second figure of the root. Then cube the figures of the root thus found, and if their cube be greater than the first two periods...
Page 37 - OF TIME. 60 Seconds = 1 Minute 60 Minutes = 1 Hour 24 Hours = 1 Day 7 Days = 1 Week 28 Days = 1 Lunar Month...