## The Mercantile Arithmetic: Adapted to the Commerece of the United States, in Its Domestic and Foreign Relations: with an Appendix, Containing Practical Systems of Mensuration, Gauging, and Book-keeping |

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acres allowed amount annum answer balance barrels bbls bill bought bushels Cash cent Change charges commission common contains cost cubic currency decimal denominator difference discount divide divisor dollars dols duty English equal EXAMPLES exchange Federal money feet figure Flour four fraction freight gain gallons give given gold grains greater gross half hand hhds hundred inches Insurance interest length less loss measure merchant miles mills months Multiply ounces Paid payment pence person piece pound principal proceeds Profit proportion quantity quarter quotient reals Received Reduce remainder root Rule shillings ship side silver sold square sterling subtract sugar Sundries Suppose TABLE tare third thousand tons United vessel weight whole wine worth yards

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