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COMPLETE

ARITHMETIC,

WITH ORAL AND WRITTEN EXERCISES.

BY

GEO. W. HULL, M. A., Ph.D.,
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE FIRST PENNSYLVANIA STATE

NORMAL SCHOOL, MILLERSVILLE, PA.

BUTLER, SHELDON & COMPANY
PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, BOSTON

FourTligi 95.463

Barvard College Library

Dec. 20, 1918.
Transferred fiom
Education Library.

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PREFACE.

The object of this work is to give a complete course in all those portions of Arithmetic which are required for the actual business of life, and at the same time to furnish the pupil with a clear and comprehensive knowledge of the science of numbers.

The principles, therefore, that have been followed in the preparation of this work are embodied in the following questions : 1st, What are the actual demands of practical life? 2d, What does a logical development of the subject require ?

In the application of these principles it has been found necessary to omit some subjects usually found in Arithmetics; to greatly abridge and simplify the discussion of Denominate Numbers, Percentage, Proportion, etc.; and to place a number of other topics of local application, or of minor importance to the majority of pupils of the public schools of America, in a Supplement.

Another object which has been kept constantly in view through the entire work is the development of thought-powerto make thinkers rather than imitators. Greater importance is therefore attached to illustrations, processes, and principles than to abstract definitions, long solutions, and unnecessary rules.

GEO. W. HULL. MILLERSVILLE, PA.,}

April 1, 1895.

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