## 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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acres added ADDITION aliquot allowance amount annum answer BILL Bought bring bushels called cent cloth common compound interest contained cost cyphers decimal denominator difference digit discount divide dividend divisible divisor dozen equal equivalent EXAMPLE Express factors farthings feet figures Find the value four fourth proportional gain gallons give given gross guinea hhds horses hundred improper fraction inches integer interest less lower lowest terms MEASURE miles millions mixed number months Multiply nine obtained ounces paid pair pence perches person piece places pound principal quantity quotient receive Reduce remainder roods root RULE sell seven share shillings simple sold square subtract sugar tare third thousand tons tret units vulgar fraction weeks weight whole worth write yards

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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.

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...