# Exercises in mental and slate arithmetic for beginners

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### Contents

 Section 1 1 Section 2 2 Section 3 4 Section 4 10 Section 5 11 Section 6 25
 Section 7 26 Section 8 27 Section 9 28 Section 10 30 Section 11 31

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Page 3 - Dry Measure 2 pints 1 quart 8 quarts 1 peck 4 pecks 1 bushel...
Page 3 - Long Measure 12 inches 1 foot 3 feet 1 yard 5J^ yards 1 rod or pole 40 rods 1 furlong 8 furlongs 1 statute mile 5280 feet 1 statute mile 1760 yards 1 statute mile 3 miles 1 league Mariners...
Page 12 - Christ ; how long ago is that this current year 1827 ? 4. A man borrowed a sum of money, and paid in part 684 dollars ; the sum left unpaid was 876 dollars ; what was the sum borrowed ? 5. There are four numbers, the first 317, the second 812, the third 1350, and the fourth as much as the other three ; what is the sum of them all ? 6.
Page 44 - A farmer wishes to mix 100 bushels of provender of oats and corn in the ratio of 3 to 7 : how many bushels of each must he put in ? 35. Bell metal is composed of 3 parts of copper, and 1 of tin : how much of each ingredient will be used in making a bell which •weighs 2567 pounds ? 36.
Page 3 - MONEY. 4 farthings = 1 penny. 12 pence = 1 shilling. 20 shillings = 1 pound.
Page 44 - If two persons start from the same point and travel in the same direction, one at the rate of 7 miles an hour, and the other...
Page 42 - ... whole circumference; that is, B and C will be together at the end of every 5 hours. Consequently, they will all be together at the end of every 5 hours. 45. What is the discount of \$175 for 3 months, at 6 percent.? Ans. \$2-586. 46. .If a ship and its cargo is worth \$30000, and the cargo is worth 5 times as much as the ship, what is the value of the cargo ? Ans. \$25000. 47. What is the difference between six and one half times 7, and seven and one half times 6? Ans. •£. 48. Three persons. A,...
Page 42 - If a person who receives a legacy of £1,000 spent £457. 6s. 9d. in the first year' and half that sum in the second, how much will he have left at the beginning of the third year? 4. What would £2.
Page 43 - If 5 ounces of silk can be spun into a thread two furlongs and a half long, what weight of silk would supply a thread sufficient to reach to the Moon, a distance of 240,000 miles ? 73.
Page 50 - Ans. 96| gal. 45. If the velocity of sound be 1142 feet per sec., and the number of pulsations in a person 70 per min., what the distance of a cloud, if 20 pulsations are counted between the time of seeing a flash of lightning and hearing the thunder? Ans. 3 mi. 5 fur. 145 yd.