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

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**thousand**things by applying mathematics to natural philosophy , which the ancients were igno- rant of . " See Jones on the use of Math . Learning , p . 36 ; and Watts's Logic , p . 80 . i Jones on mathematical learning . k Dr. Watts ... Page xxxi

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**thousand**years ago ! Should any apology be required for introducing this subject here , I have only to say , that I have scrupulously copied the practice of these men ; they have instilled the principles of infidelity and atheism by ... Page xxxii

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**thousand**years , they have at length grown into that almost endless variety of useful results , which supply the necessities , the conveniences , and the luxuries of the present age . The subjects of human knowledge , as far as relate ... Page 4

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**thousand**. A less character placed on the left of a greater diminishes its value ; thus , IV denotes four , IX nine ...**thousand**. L , being the half of the old C , which was square , was put for half a hundred , or fifty . D , dimidium ... Page 5

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**thousand**; CIO stands for one**thousand**, and a C and added at the ends increase its value tenfold ; thus , CCOO denotes ten**thousand**, CCCIɔɔ one hun- dred**thousand**, cccciɔɔɔɔ one million ; a line over any number increases its value a ...### Other editions - View all

An Easy Introduction to the Mathematics: In Which the Theory and Practice ... Charles Butler No preview available - 2016 |

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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...