# The North American arithmetic ...: for advanced scholars

Jenks, Palmer & Co., 1850 - Mathematics

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### Contents

 Definitions of Quantity Numbers and Arithmetic 5 Multiplication 11 Properties of Numbers 18 Compound Numbers 25 Fractions 36 Decimal Fractions 51 Infinite Decimals 67 Relations of Numbers 74
 Insurance 92 Partial Payments 102 Discount 110 Profit and Loss 116 Assessment of Taxes 122 Ratio 131 Compound Proportion 140 Duodecimals 148

 Percentage 86
 Evolution 157

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Page 114 - Multiply each debt by its term of credit, and divide the sum of the products by the sum of the debts. The quotient will be the average term of credit.
Page 219 - Thirty days after sight of this first of exchange (second and third of the same tenor and date unpaid...
Page 178 - Multiply the divisor, thus augmented, by the last figure of the root, and subtract the product from the dividend, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a new dividend.
Page 7 - Cardinal numbers: 1 one 2 two 3 three 4 four 5 five 6 six 7 seven 8 eight 9 nine 10 ten 11 eleven 12 twelve 13 thirteen 14 fourteen 15 fifteen 16 sixteen 17 seventeen 18 eighteen 19 nineteen 20...
Page 252 - FRENCH WEIGHTS. The Gramme, which is the weight of a cubic centimetre of distilled water of the temperature of melting ice, is the unit of all weights.
Page 216 - EXCHANGE. EXCHANGE is the act of paying or receiving the money of one country for its equivalent in the money of another country, by means of bills of exchange. This operation, therefore, comprehends both the reduction of moneys, and the negotiation of bills. It determines the comparative value of the currencies of...
Page 55 - RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
Page 166 - Subtract the square number from the left hand period, and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend. III. Double the root already found for a divisor ; seek how many times the divisor is contained in the dividend...
Page 44 - ... of their numerators. RULE. If either quantity be a compound fraction, reduce it to a simple fraction, and if the two fractions have different denominators, reduce them to a common denominator. Subtract the numerator of the subtrahend from the numerator of the minuend, and place the remainder over the common denominator. When the minuend is a mixed number, and the fraction in the subtrahend is greater than that in the minuend, subtract the numerator of the subtrahend from the denominator, and...