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LXAMPLES, 1. What cost ocwt. 3qrs. 2. What cost ecort. Yor. 141b. of raisins, at 21. 11s. 81b. of sugar, at 8 dolars, 8d. per cwt. ?

65 cts. per cwt. ? £. d.

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Ans. £15
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Ans. $80,6303
qrs.
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ANSWERS. 3 16 at $9, 58cts. per cwt.

$75, 61cts. 3m 1 *at 21. 175. per cwt.

£14 193. 54d 3 any at: Jl. 13s. 8d. per cwt. £10 23. 540 0 ng at $6, 34cts. per cwt. $76, 47cts, 6m 0 24 at $11, 91cts. per cwt. $2, 55cts. 217 m.

TARE AND TRETT. TARE and 'Trett are practical Rules for deducting certain allowances which are made by merchants, in buying and selling goods, &c. by weight; in which are notioed the following particulars :

1. Gross Weight, which is the whole weight of any sort of goods, together with the box, cask, or bag, &c. which contains them.

2. Tare, which is an allowance made to the buyer, for the weight of the box, cask, or bag, &c, which con. gains the goods bought, and is either at so much per box, &c.—or at so much per cwt or at so much in the whole gross weight.

3. Trait, which is an allowance of 4 lb. op every 194 1b, for waste, dust, &c.

4. Cloff, which is an allowance made of 2 lb. "upon

every 3cwt.

5. Sutlle, is what remains after one or two allowances have been deducted.

CASE I. When the question is an Invoice-Add the gross weights into one sum and the tares into another; then subtract the total tare from the whole gross, and the remainder will be the neat weight.

EXAMPLES. 1. What is the neat weight of 4 hogsheads of tobacco marked with the gross weight as follows :

16.

16. No. 1

0 12 Tare 100 2 8

4

95 3 7 1

83 6 3 25

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Ans, 28 3 18 neat. 2. What is the neat weight of 4 barrels of Indigo, No. and weight as follows: C.

Ib.
No. 1

1 10 Tare 36
3

29 3 4 0 - 19

crot.qr.lb. 4 0 0

35 ) Ans.150 11

CASE II, When the tare is at so much per box, cask, bag, &e. Multiply the tare of 1 by the number of bags, bales, &c. the product is the whole tare, whick subtract from the gross, and the remainder will be the neat weight.

EXAMPLES. · 1. In 4 hhds. of sugar, each weighing 10 cwt. I qr 181b. gross; tare 751b. per hhd. how much neat.

cut.qrs. lb.
10 1 15

4

gross weight of one bhd

41 75x4=2

2
2

4 gross weight of the whole. 20 whole tare.

Ans. 39 3. 12 neat.

2. What is the neat weight of 7 tierces of rice, each weighing 4 cwt. I gr. [lb. gross, tare per tierce 34 lb. ?

Ans. 28 Ç. Oqr. 21lb. 3. In 9 firkins of bntter, each weighing 2 qrs. 12 lb gross, tare 11 lb. per firkin, how much next?

Ans. 4 C. 2qrs. 916. 4. In 241 bls. of figs, cach 3 qrs. 19 lb. gross, tare 10 b. per darrel; how many pounds neat? Ans. 22413.

5. In 16 bags of pepper, each 85 lb. 4 oz. gruss, tare per bag, 3 lb. 5 oz: ; how many pounds neat? Ans. 1311. 6. In 75 barrels of- figs, each 2 qrs. 27 ib. gross,

tars in the whole 597 lb. ; how much neat weight:

Ans. 50 C. lqr. '7. What is the neat weight of 15 hhds, of tobacco, each weigbing 7 cwt. 1 gr. 13 lb, tare 100 lb. per hhd. /

Ans. 97 C. Oqr. 11lb

CASE III. When the tare is at so much per cwt.--Divide the gross weight by the aliquot part of cwts for the tare, which subtract from the gross and the remainder will be neat weight.

EXAMPLES.

1. What is the neat weight of 44 cwt. 3 qrs. 18 lb gross, tare 14 lb. per cwt. ?

C.
qrs.

15.
| 141b. 1 | 44 3

16 gross. * 5 2

12 tare.

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2. What is the neat weight of 9 hods. of Tobacco, tach weighing gross 8 cwt. 3qrs. 141b. tare 16lb. per cwt. ?

Ans. 68C. Iqr. 24l6. 3. What is the neat weight of 7bbls. of potash, each weighing 2911b. gross, tare 10lb. per cwt. ?

Ans. 1281l6.6oz. 4. In 25 barrels of figs, each 2 cwt. lqr. gross, tare per cwt. 16lb. ; how much neat weight ?

Ans. 48ctot. 2416. 5. In 83 cwt. 3qrs. gross, tare 20lb. per cwt. what neat weignt

Ans. 68 cwt. 3grs. 516. 6. In 45 cwt. 3 qrs. 21lb. gross, tare 8 lb. per cwt. how much neat weight?

Ans. 42 cwt. 2qrs. 17 1 lb. 7. What is the value of the neat weight of 8 hhds, of sugar, at $9 54 cts. per cwt. each weighing 10 cwt. Iqr. 14lb. gross, tare 14]b. per cwt.

Ans. $692, 84 cts. 21m,

CASE IV.

When Trett is allowed with the Tare. 1. Find the tare, which subtract from the gross, and eall the remainder suttle.

2. Divide the suttle by 26, and the quotient will be the trett, which subtract from the suttle, and the remainder will be the neat weight..

EXAMPLES.

1. In a hogshead of sugar, weighing 10 cwt. Iqr. 12 Ib. gross, tare 14lb. per cwt. trett 4lb. per 1041b.* how much neat weight ?

This is the trett allowed in London. The reason of dividing by 26 is because 4lb. is zo of 1041b. but if the trett is at any other rate, other parts must be taken, aocording to the rate proposed, c.

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37616. neat. 2. In 9 cwt. 2 qrs. 17 lb. gross, tare 41lb. trett 4 lb. per 104 ]b. how much neat ? Ans. 8cwt. 3qrs. 2016.

3. In 15 chests of sugar, weighing 117 cwt, 21lb. gross, tare 1731b. trett 4 Ib. per 104, how many cwt neat?

Ans. 111cw! 2218. 4. What is the neat weight of 3 tierces of rice, each weighing 4 cwt. 3 qrs. 14 lb. gross, tare 16 lb. per cwt. and allowing trett as usual ?

Ans. 12cwt. Ogrs. 61h. 5. In 25 barrels of figs, each 84 lb. gross, tare 12 lb. per cwt. trell 4 Ib. per 104 15. ; how many pounds neat?

Ans. 1803 to 6. What is the value of the neat weight of 4 barrels of Spanish Tobacco; numbers, weighis, and allowances ces as follows, at 9fd. per pound?

16. No. 1 Gross 1 2 15 2 1 0 25 Tare 16lb.

per cwt. 3

1 0 09 Trett 4lb. per 104ib. 3 21

Ans. £17 16s. 3de

curt. qrs.

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