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MRS. CHARLES 0, 735
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by
WILLIAM G. PECK,
HE object of the following work is to present, in
logical order and within moderate limits, all the fundamental principles of arithmetic, together with thei: most important applications to the wants of the student. the artisan, and the man of business.
It commences with the simplest elements, and progresses by natural steps to the highest and most complex operations. All superfluous matter has been omitted, and great care has been exercised to avoid needless multiplicity of cases and rules; but in no instance has any essential principle been omitted or unnecessarily abbreviated.
It is believed that the definitions are plain and concise ; that the principles are stated clearly and accurately; that the demonstrations are full and complete ; that the rules are perspicuous and comprehensive; and finally, that every branch of the subject is amply illustrated by well-graded examples and problems.
The order of logical development is thought to be simple and practical, the method of treating successive