A manual of explanatory arithmetic

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Contents

 Numeration 2 ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF ARITHMETIC 11 Simple Addition 24 Subtraction 92 EXERCISES IN THE COMPOUND Rules 109
 FORMATION OF FRACTIONS 115 Rule of Three or Simple Proportion 121 84 123 ARITHMETICAL TABLES 131

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Page 143 - Thirty Days hath September, April, June and November ; February hath Twenty-eight alone, And all the rest have Thirty-one ; Except in Leap Year, — then's the time February's Days are Twenty-nine.
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Page 138 - The unit or standard measure of length and surface, from which all other measures of extension, whether lineal, superficial or solid, shall be derived and ascertained...
Page 77 - When the divisor is large, the pupil will find assistance in determining the quotient figure, by finding how many times the first figure of the divisor is contained in the first figure, or if necessary, the first two figures of the dividend.
Page 137 - TROY WEIGHT. 24 Grains (gr.) make 1 Pennyweight, dwt. 20 Pennyweights " 1 Ounce, oz. 12 Ounces "1 Pound, Ib. M APOTHECARIES
Page 79 - Sometimes the divisor is not contained an exact number of times in the dividend, and, consequently, there will be a remainder at the close of the operation.
Page 139 - SOLID OR CUBIC MEASURE. A Cube is a solid body, and contains length, breadth, and thickness, having six equal sides. A cube number is produced by multiplying a number twice into itself; thus, 64 is a cube number, and is produced by multiplying the number twice into itself, as 4 X 4 X 4 = 64.