The School-Master's Guide; Or, a Complete System of Practical Arithmetic, Adapted to the Use of Schools. to Which Is Added, a Promiscuous Collection of Questions, and a Course of Retail Book-Keeping
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. 1766 edition. Excerpt: ... give lcwt. 16 Ib. of sugar, at 4/. 12s. per cwt. and the ballance in raisins, at 6 d. per Ib. how many.1b of raisins must be given? _--_, Ans. j 2ib. 7.. E and /" barter: E gives to Foo gallons of brandy, at 7J. Sd. per gallon; for which F gives to 10 guineas in moaey, and 500/. of cotton; what is it valued at per Ib..--, --. Ans l1d i-.q. 8. G and H bartered: Chad 12. cwt. $lb. of sugar, worth 11. 15s...per cwt. but bartcred.it with H; at 2/. 4s. sJ. 4/. avt. for wine worth 41-8d. per gallon: what was the barter price of the wine, and how much of it was given for the sugar? Ans 5/. 1od. per gal andy.jilgal. equal the sugar. 9. K and L barter: A"has woollen cloth worth 8j. per yard, which he barters at 9. $d. with L, for linen cloth at 3x. per yard, which is worth only 2s. yd. per yard: whether has the advantage in barter, and how much linen docs L give AT for 70 yards of woollen?--Ans 21 &yds of linen; and L has the advantage, his proportional barter price being only 2s. l 1d. 2r9 LOSS and GAIN. QU E S TIO N S in this rule are such whose solutions determine the loss or gain upon commodities; of which questions there are great vaiety; but may be easily solved from a little cons1deration and the following profportion, viz. That the gains or losses are in proportion as their quantities and the contrary. EXAMPLES. t. Bought 5 c. 3r. 14 Ib. of cheese, at 1l. 12s. per vwt. and sold it again for 2I. 8d. per cxui. what Was the gain upon the whole? Ans. a/. 1oj. nrf. 2. If 5 c. 3 qr. la, Ib. be bought for 9/. 8s. and sold for 11/. 18s. l1d. what is the rate of gain per out? Ans. 8s. Sd. 3. i/ 8 c. 18 B. be bought for 45/. at what rate per Ib, tfhall I sell it to gaia 10/. upon the whole? Ans. 1s. 2d. 1itf. 4If 8 c. 18 Ib. cost...
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