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DOUBLE POSITION, LEACHES to resolve questiuns by making two supru)sitions vi false numbers. *

RULE. 1. Take any two convenient numbers, and proceed with each according to the conditions of the question.

2. Find how much the posits in Trent from the kesults in the question.

S. Multiply the first position by the last error, and the last position by the first error.

4. If the errors are alike, divide the difference of the products by the differenca of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer.

5. If the errors are unlike, divide the surn of the products by the sum of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer.

Note. The errors are said to be a like when they are both too great, or both too small: and unlike, when one is too great, and the other too small.

EXAMPLES.

1. A purse of 100 dollars is to be divided among 4 men, A, L, C and I), so that I may have 4 dollars more than A, and C 8 Koilars more than 6, and D twice as many as C: what is each one's share of the money? Ist. Suppose I

2. Suppose Å 8

B 12

20 D so

D 40

80 100

ist. error

SO

2d. error

20

* Those questions, in which the results are not proportional to their positions, belong to this rule ; such as those, in which the number sought is increased or diminished by some given number, which is no known part of the number required

The errors being alike, are both too small, therefore,

Pos. Err.
6 SO

$
A 12
B 16
C24

D 48 8 20

Proof, 100 240 120 120

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2. A, B and C, built a house which cost 500 dollars, of which A paid a certain sum; B paid 10 dollars more than A, and C paid as much as A and B both; how much did each man pay

?

Ans. A paid 120, B 150, and C 250 dols. 3. A man bequeathed 1001. to three of his friends, after this manner: the first must have a certain portion; the second must have twice as much as the first, wanting 81. and the third must have three times as much as the first, wanting 15l. : I demand how much each man must have ?

Ans. The first £20 10s. second (33, third 646 10s.

4. A laborer was hired for 60 days upon this condition that for every day he wrought he should receive 4s. and for every day he was idle, should forfeit 2s.: at the expiration of the time he received 71. 10s.; how many days did he work, and how many was he idle?

Ans. He wrought 45 days, and was idle 15 days. 5. What number is that which being increased by its d, its 4, and 18 inore, will be doubled ? Ans. 72.

6. A man gave to his three sons all his estate in money, viz. to F half, wanting 501. to G one-third, and to H the rest, which was 101. less than the share of G; I demand the sum given, and each man's part: Ans. The sum giren was £360, whereof Fllad £130,

G £190and H £110

7. Two men, A and B, lay out equal sums of money În trade; A gains 126l. and B looses 871. and A's money is now double to B's : what did each lay out ?

Ans. £300. 8. A farmer having driven his cattle to market, recived for them all 1301. being paid for every ox 71. for every cow 5l. and for every call 1l. 10s. there were twice as many cows as oxen, and three times as many calves as cows; how many were there of each sort?

Ans. 5 oxen, 10 cows, and 30 calves. 9. A, B and C, playing at cards, staked 324 crowns ; but disputing about tricks, each man took as many as he could: A got a certain number; B as many as A and 15 more; C got a fifth part of both their sums added together: how many did cach get?

Ans. A 1271, B 1421, C 54.

PERMUTATION OF QUANTITLES, Is the showing how many diferent ways any given number of things may be changed.

To find the number of Permutations or changes, that can be made of any given number of things, all different from cach other.

RULE. Multiply all the terms of the natural series of numbers, from one up to the given number, continually togetheris and the last product will be the answer required.

EXAMPLES 1. Ilow many changes can be made of the three first letters of the alphabet ?

31 bac Proof,

74bca 3

a b c a cb

6c a b s. How many changes may be rung en 9 bells ?

1x2x3z6.dis.

s. S62889.

3. Seven gentlemen met at an inn, and were so well pleased with their host, and with each other, that they agreed to tarry so long as they, together with their host, could sit every day in a difterent position at dinner; how long must they have staid at said inn to have fulfilled their agreement ?

Ans. 11027s year's.

ANNUITIES OR PENSIONS,

COMPUTED AT
COMPOUNI INTEREST.

weten CASE I. To find the amount of an annuity, or Pension, in arrears, at Compound Interest.

Thea N.o RULE. 1. Make 1 the firøt term of a geometrical progression, and the amount of $1 or £1 for one year, at the given rate per cent. the ratio.

2. Carry on the series up to as many terms as the given number of years, and find its suite

S. Multiply the sum thus found, by the given annuity, and the product will be the amount sought.

1. If 125 dols. yearly rent, or annuity, be forborne, (or unpaid) 4 years; what will it amount to, at 6 per cent. per annum, compound interest?

1-4-1,064-1,1236-1,191016=-4,374616 sum of the series.*---Then, 4,374613X 125=$546,827 the amount sought.

OR BY TABLE I Multiply the Tabular number under the rate and op. posite to the time, by the annuity, and the product will be the amount sought.

EXPLES.

*The sum of the series thus fourul, is the annount of 1l. or 1 dollar annuity, for the given time, achich may

be found in Table II. ready calenlater.

Hence, either the amount or present teorth of annuities may be readily found by Tables for that purpose.

2. If a salary of 60 dollars per annum to be paid year: ly, be forborne 20 years, at 6 per cent. compound interest; what is the amount ?

Under 6 per cent and opposite 20, in Table II, you will find, Tabular number=36,78559

60 Annuity.

Ans. 82207,13540=82207, 13cts. 5m. + Suppose an Annuity of 1001. be 12 years in arrears, it is required to find what is now due, compound interest being allowed at 51.

per
cent.

per annum ? Ans. £1591 14s. 3,024d. (by Table II.) 4. What will a pension of 120l. per annum, payable yearly, amount to in 3 years, at 5l. per cent. compound interest ?

Ans. £ 578 6s. II. To find the present worth of Annuities at Compound

Interest.

RULE.

Divide the annuity, &c. by that power of the ratio sig. nified by the number of years, and subtract the quotient from the annuity: This remainder being divided by the ratio less 1, the quotient will be the present value of the Annuity sought.

EXAMPLES.

1. What ready money will purchase an Annuity of 501. to continue 4 years, at šl. per cent. compound interest ?

4th power of

the of} –1,215506)50,0800041,18518+

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50
41,13515

Divis. 1,05-1=05)8,86487

177,297=2177 111d. isso,

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