Mathematical Tables: Containing Logarithms of Numbers, Logarithmic Sines, Tangents, and Secants, Natural Sines, Traverse Table, Table of Meridional Parts, Table for Double Altitudes; and Various Other Tables Useful in Navigation and Practical Geometry. Also, Tables of Compound Interest, Probabilities of Life, and Annuities for Years and Lives
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Page 7 - To find any power of a given number, multiply the logarithm of the number by the exponent of the power. The product is the logarithm of the power.
Page 6 - Otherwise, if one or both of the given terms are decimals, remove the decimal points till the factors contain whole numbers, and the dividend the greatest ; then if the dividend be more places removed than the divisor, remove the decimal point of the quotient as many places to the left hand, but if the divisor be more places removed, then remove the decimal point of the quotient as many places to the right hand. If the dividend and divisor be equally removed, the quotient is not to be altered.
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Page 6 - Logarithms. la this Rule we have 3 Numbers given, to find a Fourth; wherefore if your...