## First book of arithmetic for the use of schools. [With] Key. High-school ed., ed. with additional examples [&c.] by A.K. Isbister |

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A's share acres aliquot amount annum avoirdupois Bought bushels cent COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS common denominator compound fractions compound interest contained cost crown cyphers decimal places digit discount divide dividend divisible divisor drams Example Example.—Reduce farthings feet 9 inches find a fourth Find the value four hundred fourth proportional furlongs gain gallons given number gross guineas hhds horses Illustrations and Vignette improper fractions integer lb 4 oz lb of sugar lb per cwt LEAST COMMON MULTIPLE lowest terms miles mixed number months multiplicand Multiply ounce pair perches pound quantity quotient recurring decimals Reduce f Reduce the following remainder roods root Rule Rule.—Multiply Rule.—Reduce shillings Six full-page Illustrations sold square the square subtract tare thousand seven hundred tons tret TROY WEIGHT Vignette Title-page vulgar fraction week weight whole number worth yards of cloth

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Page 92 - 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 10 - Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November ; All the rest have thirty-one, Except the second month alone, Which has but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.

Page 79 - 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. If...

Page 96 - 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 terms.

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Page 67 - To reduce an improper fraction to a whole or mixed number, — RULE : Divide the numerator by the denominator ; the quotient will be the whole or mixed number.

Page 9 - CUBIC MEASURE 1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard...

Page 69 - Find a common measure, by dividing the greater term by the less, and this divisor by the remainder, and so on, always dividing the last divisor' by the last remainder, till nothing remains, the last divisor is the common measure.* 2. Divide both of the terms of the fraction by the common measure, and the quotients will make the fraction required. • *Tofmd the greatest common measure...