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EXAMPLES. £. Divide 97 3 11 2 by 5

8)27 18 6 Quo't. £19 8 9 2

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99% d.

£. S. d. 3. Divide 31 116 by 2 Ans. 15 15 9 4. Divide 22 3 9 by 3

7 7 11 5. Divide 70 10 4 by 4

17 12 7 6. Divide 56 11 5} by 5

11

6 34 7. Divide 61 14 8 by 6

10 5 9 8. Divide 24 15 61 byty

3 10 9} 9. Divide 185 17 6 by 8

23 4 81 10. Divide 182 16 8* by 9

20 6 33 11. Divide 16 i 11 by 10

1 12 24 12. Divide 1 19 8 by 11

0 3 71 13. Divide

6 6
6 by 12

0 10 61 14. Divide 1 2 6 by 9

0 2 6 15. Diside 948 16 by 12

79 0111 2. When the divisor exceeds 12, and is the product of two or more numbers in the table multiplied together.

RULE. Divide by one of those numbers first, and the quotient by the viher, and the last quotient will be the answer.

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d. 1. Divide 29

15

O by 21 Ans. I' 8,4 2. Divide 27 16 O by 32

0 17 41 3. Divide 67 9 4 by 44

1 10 8 4. Divide 24 16 6 by 36

0 13 9 5. Divide 128 9. O by 42

3 1 6. Divide 269 12 4 by 56

4 16 81 7. Divide 248 10,8 by 64

3 17 8 8. Divide 65 14 by 72

3 9. Divide 5 10 3 by 81

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EXAMPLES.

£ 10. Divide 115 10 O by 90 11. Divide 136 16 6 by 108 12. Divide 202 13 6 by 121 13. Divide 34 40 by 144

£ 8. d. 1 5 8 1 5 4 1 13 6 04

3. When the divisor is large, and not a composite num. ber, you may divide by the whole divisor at once, after the manner of long divison, as follows, viz.

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produces 423 pence, which divided as above, gives 423

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£. d. 2. Divide 113 13 4 by 31 3. Divide 85 6 3 by 75 4. Divide 315 3 101 by 365 5. Divide 132 0 8

by 68 6. Divide 740 16 8 7. Divide 888 18 10

by 95

Ans. 3 13

1 2 9
O 17 3}
1 18 10
7 8 2
9 1

by 100

WEIGHTS, MEASURES, &c

1. Divide 14 cwt. 1 qr. 8 lb. of sugar equally am 6 men.

C. gr. lb. oz.

8 0

8)14 1

1 8 4 8 Quotient.

8
14 1 8 0 Proof.

2. Divide 6 T. 11 cwt. 3 qrs. 19 lb. by 4.

Ans. I T. 12cwt. 3qrs. 25lb. 1202. 3. Divide 14 cwt. 1 qr. 12 lb. by 5.

Ans. 2cwt. 3qrs. 13lb. 9oz. Idr. + 4. Divide 16 lb. 13 oz. 10 dr. by 6.

Ans. 2 lb. 12 oz. 15dr. 5. Divide 56 lb. 6 oz. 17 pwt. of silver into 9 equal parts.

Ans. 61b. 302. Spwt. 13gr. + 6. Divide 26 lb. 1 oz. 5 pwt. by 24.

Ans. Ilb. 1oz, 1pwt. Igr. 7. Divide 9 hhds. 28 gals. 2 qts. by 12.

Ans. Ohhds. 49gals. 2qts. Ipt. 8. Divide 168 bu. 1 pk. 6 qts. by 35.

Ans. 4bu. 3pks. 2qta. 9. Divide 17 lea. 1 m. 4 fur. 21 po. by 21.

Ans. 2m. 4fur. Ipo. 10. Divide 43 yds. 1 qr. I na. by 11.

Ans. Byds. 3qrs. 3na, 11. Divide 97 E. E. 4 qrs. I na. by 5.

Ans. 19yds. 2qrs. 3na.t 12. Divide 45 gallons of brandy equally among 144 Boldiers.

Ans. 1 gill a-piece. 13. Bought a dozen of silver spoons, which together weighed 3 lb. 2 oz. 13 pwt. 12 grs. how much silver did each spoon contain?

Ans. 3ox. 4prot. 11 grise.. 14. Bought 7 cwt. 3qrs. 19 lb. of sugar, and sold out one third of it, how much remains unsold ?

Ans. 5 cwt. 3 qrs. 22lbs

15. From a piece of cloth containing 64 yards 2 na. a tailor was ordered to make. 9 soldiers' coats, which took one third of the whole piece ; how many yards did each coat contain? Ans. 2 yds. 1 qr, 2 na.

PRACTICAL QUESTIONS. 1. If 9 yards of cloth cost 41. 38 7d. what is that per yard ?

£. $. d. gr. 9)4 3 7 2

9 3 2 Answer.

2. If 11 tons of hay cost 231. 03. 2d. what is that per ton?

Ans. £2 ls. 100, 3. If 12 gallons of brandy cost 41. 15s. 6d. what is that per gallon ?

Ans. 7s. 11d. 2qrs. 4. If 84 lbs. of cheese cost 1l. 16s, 9d, what is that

per lb ?

Anis. 5 d.

5. Bought 48 pairs of stockings for 11l. 2s. how much a pair do they stand me in? Ans. 45.71d.

6. If a reckoning of 51. 8s. 10 d. be paid equally among 13 persons, what do they pay a-piece?

Ans: 8s. 4d. 7. A piece of cloth containing 24 yards, cost 181. 6s. what did it cost per yard?

Ans. 158. 3d. 8. If a hogshead of wine cost 331. 12s. what is it a gallon?

Ans. 10s. 8d. 9. If 1 cwt. of sugar cost 31. 10s, what is it per pound?

Ans. d. 10. If a man spends 711. 14s. 6d. a year, what is that per calendar month?

Ans. £5 19s, 6ld. 11. The Prince of Wales' salary is 150,0001. a year, what is that a day?

Ans. £410 19$. 21. 12. A privateer takes a prize worth 12465 dollars, of which the owner takes one half, ve officers one fourth, and the remainder is equally diviaed among the sailors, who are 125 in number; how much is each sailor's vart ?

Ans.$24 93cts.

13. Three merchants A, B, and C, have a ship in company A hath , B , and C }, and they receive for freight 228l. 165. 8d. It is required to divide it among the owners according to their respective shares.

Ans. A's share £143 0s, 5d. B's share £157 43. 2d C's share £28 12s. ld.

14. A privateer having taken a prize worth $6850, it is divided into one hundred shares; of which the captain is to have 11; 2 lieutenants, each 5 ; 12 midshipmen, each 2; and the remainder is to be divided equally among the sailors, who are 105 in number.

Ans. Captain's share 8753 50cts. licuts $342 50cts. a midshipman's $137, and a sailor's $35 88cts.

REDUCTION TEACHES to bring or change numbers from one name to another, without altering their value.

Reduction is either Descending or Ascending,

Descending is when great names are brought into small, as pounds into shillings, days into hours, &c.This is done by Multiplication.

Ascending is when small names are brought into great, as shillings into pounds, hours into days, &c.--This is performed by Division. REDUCTION DESCENDING.

RULE.

Multiply the highest denomination given, by so many of the next less as make one of that greater, and thus continue till you have brought it down as low as your question requires.

Proof. Change the order of the question, and divide your last product by the last multiplier, and so on.

EXAMPLES.

1. In 25). 155. 9d. 2015. how many farthings ?

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