## Easy Introduction to Mathematics, Volume 1Barlett & Newman, 1814 |

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**former**obstinate misconduct . Nevertheless , he palliates it with the mild name of juvenile indiscretion ; attributes the whole to the ignorance or negli- gence of his tutors , whose peculiarities ( and perhaps their virtues ) are the ... Page xxiv

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**former**therefore produces absolute , but the latter can , at the most , produce only moral certainty . 6. As Demonstration is always accompanied with certainty , rules laid down , which are in all cases capable of being demon- strated ... Page xxx

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**former**kind may be reckoned those who deny the existence of a superintending and particular Providence ; they pretend that the GREAT CREATOR having made and furnished the world , put it in motion , and imposed on it certain laws , has ... Page xxxi

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**former**in his Principles of Human Knowledge , and Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous ; and the latter in A Treatise on Human Nature and his Essays ) have attempted to prove , that we cannot be certain of our own existence , or that ... Page xxxii

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**former**is called SCIENCE , the latter ART ; and since practice must have been established long before theory could be formed , it plainly follows that every science must have been an art at first ; and since the observation and ...### Other editions - View all

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Page xxvi - Just so it is in the mind ; would you have a man reason well, you must use him to it betimes, exercise his mind in observing the connection of ideas and following them in train. Nothing does this better than mathematics, which therefore I think should be taught all those who have the time and opportunity, not so much to' make them mathematicians as to make them reasonable creatures...

Page 64 - LIQUID MEASURE 4 gills (gi.) = 1 pint (pt.) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt...

Page 114 - Then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term: the quotient will be the fourth term, or answer.

Page 466 - 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 62 - Square Measure 144 square inches = 1 square, foot 9 square feet = 1...

Page 122 - State and reduce the terms as in the Rule of Three Direct. 2. Multiply the first and second terms together, and divide the product by the third ; the quotient will be the answer in the same denomination as the middle term was reduced into.

Page 252 - ... and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend. 3. Place the double of the root already found, on the left hand of the dividend for a divisor. 4. Seek how often the divisor is contained...

Page 450 - A hare is 50 leaps before a greyhound, and takes 4 leaps to- the greyhound's 3, but 2 of the greyhound's leaps are as much as 3 of the hare's ; how many leaps must the greyhound take to catch the hare ? Ans. 300.

Page 307 - Multiply the whole number by the numerator of the fraction, and divide the product by the denominator ; or divide the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, and multiply the quotient by the numerator.

Page 238 - ... 2. Multiply each term in the multiplicand, beginning at the lowest, by the feet in the multiplier, and write...