The Western Calculator, Or, A New and Compendious System of Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Elementary Principles and Rules of Calculation in Whole, Mixed, and Decimal Numbers ...

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Johnston & Stockton, 1839 - Arithmetic - 203 pages
 

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Page 29 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt...
Page 61 - A and B depart from the same, place and travel the same road ; but A goes 5 days before B, at the rate of 15 miles a day . B follows at the rate of 20 miles a . day } what distance must he travel to overtake A ? Ans. 300 miles RULE OF THREE INVERSE.
Page 56 - Then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term: the quotient will be the fourth term, or answer.
Page 117 - RULE. Multiply all the numerators together for a new numerator, and all the denominators for a new denominator, then reduce the new fraction to its lowest term by Case I.
Page 156 - If the vessel be double-decked, take the length thereof from the fore part of the main stem, to the after part of the stern post, 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 then deduct from the...
Page 114 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction, — RULE : Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, to the product add the numerator, and write the result over the denominator.
Page 113 - A proper fraction is when the numerator is less than the den'omiuator ; as i, f , , &c.
Page 137 - To extract the Square Root of a Vulgar Fraction. RULE, Reduce the fraction to its lowest terms, then extract the square root of the numerator for a new numerator, and the square root of the denominator for a new denominator.
Page 123 - Reduce compound fractions to simple ones, and mixt numbers to improper fractions ; then multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators for. a new denominator.
Page 67 - If a footman travel 130 miles in 3 days, when the days are 12 hours long ; in how many days, of 10 hours each, may he travel 360 miles ? Ans. 9|f days. 5. If 120 bushels of corn can serve 14 horses 56 days, how many days will 94 bushels serve 6 horses?

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