## 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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50 cents 9 inches acres added addition allowing amount annum answer barrels Bought breadth bricks broad bushels called ciphers cloth common compound contain cost cube root cubic decimal denominator diameter difference direct Divide division divisor dollars dolls double equal EXAMPLE extract feet 6 inches figure foot four fraction gain gallons give given greater ground half hundred interest length less manner mean measure merchant miles mills mixed months Multiply Note Operation paid payment pence perches performed period piece pound principal proceed proportion quantity quarters question quotient receive Reduce remainder rods RULE rule of three share shillings side simple single sold solid square root subtract Suppose thickness third timber units wall weight whole wide yards

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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?