Wentworth & Hill's Exercise Manuals; Arithmetic Volume 1

Wentworth & Hill's Exercise Manuals; Arithmetic Volume 1

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...owes $500 in Omaha. He pays the debt through an agent who is to receive for his services the difference between the $500 and the face of a draft, payable 30 dys. after sight, which the $500 will buy at of 1% premium. What sum did the agent receive? 499. Which is more profitable, a 6% stock at 85, or a 7% stock at 95? How much more income would be received by investing $16,150 in the more profitable stock? 500. A Chicago library bought books of Rivingtons to the amount of 251 6s. What will be the cost of a draft on London to settle the bill, sterling exchange being quoted at $4.85? 501. A milliner sold her business for $182, and lost 9%. Had she sold it for $214, what would have been the gain per cent? 502. A bankrupt whose liabilities are $43,000 has property to the amount of $16,500. What will be paid on a claim of $1300? 503. A merchant bought $5000 worth of stock at 120, and sold it at 84. Without any allowance for interest or brokerage what was his loss, and what per cent of his investment did he lose? i 504. A farmer living in Dakota sent 12 t. of maple sugar to a Chicago merchant, who paid 50 cents per hundredweight for storage, $3 for cartage, and reserved 2 % for commission. He remitted to the farmer $5727. Find the selling price of the sugar per pound. 505. A Boston apple-woman bought a certain number of apples at 3 for a cent, and an equal number for 2 for a cent. She then mixed them and sold them at 5 for 2 cents. What was the gain or loss per cent? 506. A merchant sold a 3% stock at 99, and gained 10% on his investment. He realized $15,345. What did the stock cost him? What income did it yield? 507. An avenue % of a mile long is lined with shade trees standing 60 ft. apart-(i.) How many trees are there? (ii.) Had they stood...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582659
  • 9781236582652