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3. If the man mentioned in the last example should die at the end of 18 years, how much would the annuity company gain f
4. If he were to live 43 years, how much would the company lose 2
5. A man purchases an annuity for life, on the supposition that he shall live 45 years, for $15000, and is allowed 4 per cent. interest. How much must he draw annually that the whole may be exhausted
6. A man has property to the amount of $35000, which yields him an income of 5 per cent. His annual expenses are $5000. How long will his property last him *
7. The number of slaves in the United States in 1810 was 1,191,000, and in 1820 the number was 1,531,000. What is the number at present, 1825, allowing the rate of increase to be the same *
8. There is a society established in the United States for the purpose of colonizing the free people of colour. Suppose the slaves to be emancipated as fast as this society can transport them away ; how many must be sent away annually, that the number may be neither increased nor diminished 2
9. How many must be sent away annually that the country may be cleared in 100 years?
10. If the colonization is not commenced till the year 1840, supposing the rate of increase to remain the same as from 1810 to 1820, how many must then be sent away annually, that the number remaining may continue the same *
11. How many must then be sent away annually, that the country may be cleared of them in 100 years :
1. An express set out to travel 240 miles in 4 days, but in consequence of the badness of the roads he found that he must go 5 miles the second day, 9 the third, and 14 the fourth, less than the first. How many miles must he travel each day :
2. Two workmen received the same sum for their labour, but if one had received 27 shillings more and the other 19 shillings less, then one would have received just three times as much as the other. What did they receive
3. Two persons, A and B worked together, A worked 5 and B 18 days, and they received equal sums for their work. But if A had worked 17; and B 14 days, then A would have o 35 shillings more than B. What was the daily wages of each * -
4. Two merchants entered into a speculation, by which one gained 54 dollars more than the other. The whole gain was 49 dollars less than three times the gain of the less. What were the gains?
5. A man bought a piece of cloth for a certain sum, and on measuring it, found that it cost him 8 dollars, but if there had been 4 yards more, it would have cost him only $7 per yard. How many yards were theref
6. Divide the number 46 into two such parts, that one of them being divided by 7, and the other by 3, the quotients may together be equal to 10. |
7. A farm of 864 acres is divided between 3 persons. C has as many acres as A and B together ; and the portions of A and B are in the proportion of 5 to 11. How many acres had each f
8. There are two numbers in the proportion of to 4, the first of which being increased by 4 and the second by 6, they will be in the proportion of 3 to #. What are the numbers ?
9. A farmer has a stack of hay, from which he sells a quantity, which is to the quantity remaining in the proportion of 4 to 5. He then uses 15 loads, and finds that he has a quantity left, which is to the quantity sold as 1 to 2. How many loads did the stack at first contain
10. There are 3 pieces of cloth, whose lengths are in the proportion of 3, 5, and 7; and 8 yards being cut off from each, the whole quantity is diminished in the proportion of 15 to 11. What was the length of each piece at first?
11. The number of days that 4 workmen were employed were severally as the numbers 4, 5, 6,7; their wages were the
same, viz. 3 shillings, and the sum received by the first and second was 36 shillings less than that received by the third and fourth. How much did each receive *
12. There are two numbers, the greater of which is three times the less; and the sum of their second powers is five times the sum of the numbers. What are the numbers f
13. What two numbers are those, of which the less is to the greater as 2 to 3; and whose product is six times the sum of the numbers ?
14. There are two boys, the difference of whose ages is to their sum as 2 to 3, and their sum is to their product as 3 to 5 What are their ages f
15. A detachment of soldiers from a regiment being ordered to march on a particular service, each company furnished 4 times as many men as there were companies in the regiment; but these being found insufficient, each company furnished three more men, when their number was found to be increased in the proportion of 17 to 16. How many companies were there in the regiment:
16. Find two numbers which are in the proportion of 8 to 5, and whose product is 360.
17. A draper bought 2 pieces of cloth for $31.45, one being 50 and the other 65 cents per yard. He sold each at an advanced price of 12 cents per yard, and gained by the whole $6.36. What were the lengths of the pieces
18. Two labourers, A and B, received $43.85 for their wages; A having been employed 15, and B 14 days; and A received for working four days $3.25 more than B for 3 days. What were their daily wages:
19. Having bought a certain quantity of brandy at 19 shillings per gallon, and a quantity of rum exceeding that of the brandy by 9 gallons, at 15 shillings per gallon, I find that I paid one shilling more for the brandy than for the rum. How many gallons were there of each *
20. Two persons, A and B, have each an annual income of $1200. A spends every year $120 more than B, and at the end of 4 years the amount of their savings is equal to one year's income of either. What does each spend annually
21. In a naval engagement, the number of ships taken was 7 more, and the number burnt was 2 fewer, than the number sunk; 15 escaped, and the fleet consisted of 8 times the number sunk. Of how many did the fleet consist?
22. A cistern is filled in 50 minutes by 3 pipes, one of whic conveys 10 gallons more, and the other 8 gallons less than the third, per minute. The cistern holds 1820 gallons. How much flows through each pipe per minute 3
23. A farm of 750 acres is divided between three persons, A, B, and C. C has as much as A and B both, wanting 10 acres; and the shares of A and B are to each other in the proportion of 7 to 3. How many acres has each
24. A certain sum of money being put at interest for 8 months, amounts to $772.50. The same sum put out at the same rate for 15 months amounts to 792.1875. Required the sum and the rate per cent.
25. From two casks of equal size are drawn quantities which are in the proportion of 5 to 8; and it appears that if 20 gallons less had been drawn from the one which now contains the less, only ; as much would have been drawn from it as from the other. How many gallons were drawn from each
26. There are two pieces of land, which are in the form of rectangular parallelograms. The longer sides of the two are in the proportion of 6 to 11, and the adjacent sides of the less are in the proportion of 3 to 2. The whole distance 1 ound the less is 135 yards greater than the longer side of the larger piece. Required the sides of the less, and the longer side of the greater.
27. A person distributes forty shillings amongst fifty people, giving some 9d. and the rest 15d. each. How many were there of each F -
28. Divide the number 49 onto two such parts, that the quotient of the greater divided by the less, may be to the quotient of the less divided by the greater as 4 to #.
29. A person put a certain sum to interest for 5 years, at 6 per cent. simple interest, and found that if he had put out the same sum for 8 years at 44 per cent. he would have received $60 more. What was the sum put out?
30. A regiment of militia containing 830 men is to be raised from three towns, A, B, and C. The contingents of A and B are in the proportion of 3 to 5; and of B and C in the proportion of 6 to 7. Required the numbers raised by each.
31. At what time between 6 and 7 o'clock are the hour and minute hands of a watch together ?
32. There is a number consisting of two digits, the second of which is greater than the first ; and if the number be divided by the sum of the digits, the quotient will be 4; but if the digits be inverted and that number divided by a number greater by 2 than the difference of the digits, the quotient will be 14. Required the number.
33. There is a fraction whose numerator being tripled, and the denominator diminished by 3, the value becomes ; ; but if the denominator be doubled and the numerator increased by 2, its value becomes J. Required the fraction.
34. A merchant bought a hogshead of wine for $100. A few gallons having leaked out, he sold the remainder for the original sum, thus gaining a sum per cent. on the cost of it, equal to twice the number of gallons which leaked out. How many gallons did he lose f
35. There are two pieces of cloth, differing in length 4 yards; the first is worth as many shillings per yard as the second contains yards; the second is worth as many shillings per yard as the first contains yards; and both pieces are worth #72. 10s. How many yards does each contain f
36. A merchant bought a piece of cloth for $180, and selling it at an advance of $1 a yard on the cost, he gained 15 per cent. Required the number of yards.
37. There are two rectangular pieces of land, whose lengths are to each other as 3:2, and surfaces as 5:3; the smaller one is 20 rods wide. What is the width of the other 2
38. There is a cistern to be filled with a pump, by a man and a boy working at it alternately; the man would do it in 15 hours, the boy in 20. They filled it in 16 hours 48 minutes. How long did each work :
39. In a bag of money there is a certain number of eagles, as many quarter eagles, # the number of half eagles, together