Beeton's Ready Reckoner, a Business and Family Arithmetic

Beeton's Ready Reckoner, a Business and Family Arithmetic

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...into English money by the following statement: --25"50: 5,000:: 1: the sum required in English money, or sum required =-------= 19647058, or ig6gs. $d., by Table of Decimal Parts of tin page 185. Conversely, 200 may be converted into French money thus: --Sterling 1: 200:: 25 "50: to. . 200 x 25'5o the sum required in French money, or sum required =--= 5, roo francs. Sterling, as explained in Tables of British Money page 5), is a term applied to distin?;uish the current coin or standard money of the United Kingdom, from stock or money in the unds, &c. Bullion is applied indifferently to gold and silver, coined or uncoined; though, in its proper and more restricted meaning, it is applied only to gold and silver in bars, ingots, or any form save that of coined money. Specie is sometimes applied to gold and silver coin in contradistinction to paper money. In the valuation of coins in the following Table, the price of standard or Mint gold is reckoned at 2 17s-rojrf. per ounce, while that of silver is taken at $s. per ounce; pure gold and silver, however, are worth more than Mint gold and silver, the precious metals being deteriorated in value by the addition of a certain quantity of copper alloy to give hardness to the coin. The value, according to sterling money of the United Kingdom, of the principal gold and silver coins of foreign countries are given under their respective names. The money in which accounts are kept is also specified, and the par of exchange with the United Kingdom abbreviated P. of E. Algiers.--The French coins are in general use. Accounts are usually kept in French money by European merchants. (See France.) Arabia.--Carret, od.; Caveer, o%d.; Comashee, oftd.: Larin, iod.i Abyss, is....show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662162X
  • 9781236621627