# School Arithmetic; Practical Book Volume 1

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...barrel. Did he gain or lose, and how much? 59. A merchant bought goods amounting to \$3000. He sold half of them at a profit of 25%, and the other half at a profit of 15 %. Find his total gain. 60. What is the value of a rectangular field 120 rd. long and 40 rd. wide, at \$ 60 an acre? 61. A and B can build a house in 3 months. B alone can build it in 8 months. In what time can A build the house? 62. A dealer bought 60 young turkeys at 2 for a dollar from one party, and 60 at 3 for a dollar from another. He sold all at 5 for \$2. Did he gain or lose, and how much? 63. A stationer bought 3 gross of pens at 75 a gross, and retailed them at 10 a dozen. How much did he gain? (12 dozen = 1 gross.) 64. A teacher bought a ream of examination paper for \$1.50, and sold it to pupils at the rate of 3 sheets for a penny. Did he gain or lose, and how much? (24 sheets = 1 quire; 20 quires = 1 ream.) 65. A dealer bought 5 boxes of letter paper at 90 a box, and sold it at 30 a hundred sheets. How much did he gain? (Letter paper is usually put up in boxes containing 500 single or half sheets. These boxes are sometimes called reams.) 66. A rectangular rice field is 40 rd. by 50 id. If the yield is 16 sacks of 162 lb. each, in the rough, to the acre, what is the total yield? What is the value of the crop at 2 a pound? If it cost \$10 an acre to raise the crop, what is the net profit per acre? 67. The cost of building a greenhouse was as follows: excavation \$20, stone and brick \$119, glass \$60, lumber and labor \$240, hardware \$35, and paint \$50. If the builder's profit was 10% on the above cost, and heating and plumbing cost \$165, what was the total cost? 68. Allowing 8 bu. to the acre, what is the cost of the seed potatoes required to plant a rectangular lot 20...show more

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