Mathematics for Practical Men: Being a Common-place Book of Principles, Theorems, &c of Pure and Mixed Mathematics with Their Application

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H.C. Baird, 1863


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Page 15 - Mile {1 Degree of a Great Circle of the Earth An Inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but subdivisions are used for many purposes. Among mechanics the Inch is commonly divided into eighths. By the officers of the revenue, and by scientific persons, it is divided into tenths, hundredths, &c.

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