# The Scholar's Arithmetic: Designed for the Use of Schools in the United States

P. Potter, 1822 - Arithmetic - 191 pages

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Page 104 - Compute the interest on the principal sum, from the time when the interest commenced, to the first time when a payment was made, which exceeds, either alone, or in conjunction with the preceding payments, if any, the interest at that time due ; add that interest to the principal, and from...
Page 161 - Multiply as in whole numbers, and from the right of the product point off as many figures for decimals as there are decimal places in both factors. 1. If there are not as many figures in the product as there are decimals in both factors, supply the deficiency by prefixing ciphers.
Page 169 - I1. 10s. there were twice as many cows as oxen, and three times as many calves as cows; how many were there of each sort ? Ans. Boxen, 10 cows, and 30 calves. 9. A, B, and C, playing at cards, staked 324 crowns ; but disputing about tricks, each man took as many as he...
Page 173 - Subtract the cube thus found from the said period, and to the remainder bring down the next period, and call this the dividend.
Page 137 - Take the length of the keel within board (so much as she treads on the ground) and the breadth within board by the midship beam, from plank to plank, and half the breadth for the depth, then multiply the length by the breadth, and that product by the depth, and divide the whole by 94; the quotient will give the true contents of the tonnage.
Page 142 - 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 109 - From the last amount, subtract the given principal, and the remainder will be the compound interest. EXAMPLES.
Page 175 - To the remainder, bring down the first figure in the next period, and call it the dividend. 4. Involve the root to the next inferior power to that which is given, and multiply it by the number denoting the given power for a divisor.
Page 176 - The first term, common difference, and number of terms given, to find the .last term, and sum of all the terms.
Page 178 - New-London to a certain place in 9 days, and to go but 3 miles the first day, increasing every day by an equal excess, so that the last day's journey may be 43 miles: Required the daily increase, and the length of the whole journey 1 Ans.