Lectures on the Philosophy of Arithmetic and the Adaptation of that Science to the Business Purposes of Life: With Numerous Problems, Curious and Useful, Solved by Various Modes ...

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Moss & Brother, 1849 - 395 pages
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Page 152 - Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury...
Page 384 - The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
Page 208 - Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded ; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss.
Page 39 - When of the equimultiples of four magnitudes (taken as in the fifth definition), the multiple of the first is greater than that of the second...
Page 375 - What number is that, which, being divided by the product of its digits, the quotient is 3 ; and if 18 be added to it, the digits will be inverted ? Ans.
Page 79 - If to my age there added be, One-half, one-third, and three times three, Six score and ten the sum will be ; What is my age, pray show it me 1 Ans.
Page 89 - 6 27 685 The denominator to a decimal fraction, although not ex-f pressed, is always understood, and is 1 with as many ciphers annexed as there are places in the numerator.
Page 75 - Multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators together for a new denominator.
Page 375 - B's journey in 15$ days, but B would have been 28 days in performing A's journey. What was the distance between C and D ? Ans.
Page 386 - A second class resembles a sponge, which imbibes everything, and returns it nearly in the same state, only a little dirtier. A third class is like a jelly-bag which allows all that is pure to pass away, and retains only the refuse and the dregs. The fourth class may be compared to the slave in the diamond mines of Golconda, who, casting aside all that is worthless, preserves only the pure gem.

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