The Arithmetical Expositor; Or, a Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Arithmetic, Suited to the Commerce of the United States in Two Parts

The Arithmetical Expositor; Or, a Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Arithmetic, Suited to the Commerce of the United States in Two Parts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...of dollars, pounds, francs, &.c. gained or lost on every 100 dollars, pounds, francs, &.c. contained in the prime cost. The learner is requested to attend carefully to this definition. Some arithmetical writers have fallen into considerable errors by computing the gain or loss per cent on the selling price instead of the prime cost. EXAMPLES. 1. How many dozen of candles at 1 Sets-per dozen must be given in barter for 12C. 2qrs. Ulb. of tallow at $14 12 cts. per cwt 1 qrs. $ cts.. 2141 14 12 12 lb. 169 44 14i 7 06 1 76 178 26=price of the tallow. cts. $ cts. lb. lb. As 18: 178 26:: 1: 990 Ans. 2. How many pounds of tea at $2 bOcts. per pound must be given in barter for 9C. 3qrs. 2Mb. of sugar at $9 26cts. per cwt 1 Ans. 36lb. 3. How many bushels of wheat at $ 1 2bcts. per bushel must be given for 150fot. of rye at lOcts. per bushel? Ans. 84 bushels. 4. L. has 41cw. of hops at $9 bOcts. per cwt. which he baiters with M. for salt at Ibcts. per bushel, how much salt must he receive? Ans. 5196m. lp.+ 5. C. has wheat at $ 1 25cts. per bushel, if paid for in cash, but in barter demands $ 1 50cts. per bushel; D. has cotton at 2Octs. per pound ready money; what price should the cotton be in barter, and how much cotton must be given for 124 bushels of wheat? Ans. 24cts. per lb. and 7751b. 6. P. has coffee which he barters with Q. at bets, per pound more than it cost him, against tea which cost $ 1 25 cts. per pound, but is raised to $ 1 bOcts. per pound. Quere the prime cost of the coffee? Ans. Ibcts. 7. If l8Cwt. of iron be purchased at $6 bOcts. per Cwt. and sold at lets, per pound; how much is gained by the transaction? Ans. $24 12c. 8. If hats be purchased at $4, and sold at $4 bOcts. what is the gain per cent? Ans. 124 9. If 125 yards of...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485343
  • 9781236485342