## An Introduction to Mensuration and Practical Geometry |

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12 feet 20 feet 9 inches ABCD abscissa ADBA altitude arcs cutting Avoirdupois axis base Bisect breadth cask centre chord of half circumference cone conjugate diameter convex surface cube root cubic inches cylinder decimal Demon distance divided divisor draw the line ellipse equal EXAMPLES feet 6 inches feet 9 figure find the area find the solidity fluxion foot fraction frustrum girth give the solidity given line greater end half the arc horse power hyperbola length less end linear side measure minute ordinate parabola parallel pentagon perpendicular plane polygon PROBLEM pyramid quotient radius regular polygon Required the area Required the solidity right angled right line segment slant height SLIDING RULE solid content solidity required specific gravity sphere spheroid square feet square root thickness transverse diameter trapezium triangle ullage velocity versed sine water wheel wheel whole numbers wine gallons yard

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Page 14 - A sector is any part of a circle bounded by an arc, and two radii drawn to its extremities. A quadrant, or quarter of a circle...

Page 48 - The areas of circles are to each other as the squares of their diameters.

Page 18 - In a right-angled triangle, the side opposite to the right angle, is called the hypothenuse ; and the other two sides are called the legs, and sometimes the base and perpendicular : thus, A, B is the base, B, C perpendicular, and A, C hypothenuse.

Page 17 - Parallel straight lines are such as are in the same plane, and which, being produced ever so far both ways, do not meet.

Page 123 - To find the solidity of a cylinder. RULE. — Multiply the area of the base by the altitude, and the product will be the solidity.

Page 19 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.

Page 64 - Ans. 20.3718. troublesome and laborious that it must have cost him incredible pains. It is said to have been thought so curious a performance, that the numbers were cut on his tomb-stone in St. Peter's Church-yard, at Leyden.

Page 94 - As the conjugate diameter is to the transverse, So is the square root of the difference of the squares of the ordinate and semi-conjugate, To the distance between the ordinate and centre.

Page 155 - To find the solidity of an hyperboloid. RULE.* To the square of the radius of the base add the square of the middle diameter between the base and the vertex ; and this sum multiplied by the altitude, and the product again by .5236, will give the solidity.

Page 13 - The radius of a circle is a right line drawn from the centre to the circumference.