## Mercantile Arithmetic for Book-keepers, Schools and Colleges |

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Mercantile Arithmetic for Book-Keepers, Schools and Colleges Richard Nelson No preview available - 2010 |

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Page 223 - If 7 pounds of flour cost 40 cents, what will 10 pounds cost ? 14. If 4 firkins of butter cost 26 dollars, what will 7 firkins cost ? 15. If 3 men can do a piece of work in 7 days, how long will it take 1 man to do it? How long would it take 4 men ? 16.

Page 73 - An improper fraction is one whose numerator is equal to, or greater than its denominator ; as, $, -f . A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction expressed together; as, 4f, 25-ht.

Page 197 - If both terms of a fraction be multiplied by the same number, the value of the fraction will remain unchanged.

Page 237 - Thirty days after sight of this first of exchange (second and third of the same tenor and date unpaid...

Page 280 - To find the side of a square equal in area to a given circle, multiply the diameter by .8862.

Page 278 - A chord is a straight line joining the extremities of an arc. A segment is any part of a circle, bounded by an arc and its chord.

Page 70 - The denominator indicates the number of parts into which the whole is divided, and the numerator the number of such parts under consideration.

Page 46 - There are 12 inches in a foot and 3 feet in a yard; how many inches are there in 357 yards?

Page 13 - Hay. — 10 cubic yards of meadow hay, weigh a ton. When the hay is taken out of old, or the lower part of large stacks, 8 or 9 cubic yards will make a ton. 10 or 12 cubic yards of clover, when dry, make a ton.

Page 237 - Francisco, for $1500, payable in 90 dys., with exchange at \% discount, and interest at 6%. 343. The par of exchange between the United States and Great Britain is $4.8665 for the pound sterling. What will a sight draft on London for £800 cost, if exchange is \\% premium ? 344.