Business Bookkeeping, Business Arithmetic and English

Business Bookkeeping, Business Arithmetic and English

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Cubic measure is used to measure the contents pr volume of solids. The table is as follows: 1728 cubic inches... = 1 cubic foot... cu. ft 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard... cu. yd. 128 cubic feet = 1 cord cd. SURVEYOR'S LINEAR MEASURE. 69. Surveyor's linear measure is used by surveyors in measuring land and distances. The table is as follows: 7.92 inches = 1 link 1. 25 links = 1 rod rd. 100 links (4 rods)... = 1 chain ch. 80 chains = 1 mile...... mi. Remember that a chain equals 66 feet or 4 rods. SURVEYOR'S SQUARE MEASURE 70. Surveyor's square measure is used by surveyors in computing the area of land. The table is as follows: 625 square links.... = I square rod... sq. rd. 16 square rods.... = 1 square chain.. sq. ch. 10 square chains... = 1 acre A. An acre equals 4840 square yards. TABLES OF WEIGHT. TROY WEIGHT. 71. Troy weight is used in weighing gold, silver and precious stones (except diamonds). Table. 24 grains (gr.) = 1 pennyweight. pwt. 20 pennyweights.... = 1 ounce.... oz. 12 ounces = 1 pound.... lb. The troy pound is the unit of weight in the United States. It contains 5760 grains. Note. 1.--Gold is divided into 24 parts, called carats, to determine its degree of purity or fineness. The number of carats designated is the number of twenty-fourths of pure gold which it contains. Note 2.--The unit of diamond weight is also the carat. Apothecar1es' We1ght. 72. Apothecaries' weight is used in prescribing and mixing dry medicines. Table. 20 grains (gr.) = 1 scruple... sc. 3 scruples = 1 dram.... dr. 8 drams = 1 ounce.... oz. 12 ounces = 1 pound....lb. When medicines are bought and sold in large quantities, avoirdupois weight is used. Avo1rdupo1s We1ght. 73. Avoirdupois weight is used in weighing the common articles of commerce; as...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882679
  • 9781236882677