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RULE. 1. Take any nunber and perform the same operation with it, as is described to be performed in the question.

2.. Then say; as the result of the operation : is to the given sum in the question : : so is the supposed number : to the true one required.

The method of proof is by substituting the answer in the question.

EXAMPLES.

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1. A schoolmaster being asked how many scholars lie had, said, if I had as many more as I now have, half as many, one-third and one-fourth as many, I should then have 148; How many scholars had he ? Suppose he had '12

As 37 : 148 : : 12 : 48 Ans.
as many
12

18
't as many
6

24
as many

16
# as many
S

12
Result, 37

Proof, 148 2. What number is that which being increased by 1, }, and of itself, the sum will be 125 ? Ans. 60).

3. Divide 93 dollars between A, B and C, so that B's - share

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be half as much as A's, and C's sliare three times as much as B's.

Ans. A's share 831, B's $15), and C's $464. 4. A, B and C, joined their stock and gained 360 duls. of which A took up a certain suin, B took 3 times as inuch as A, and C took up as inuch as A and B both; what share of the gain had each ?

ins. $40, B $140, and C 8180. 5. Delivered to a banker a certain suin of money, to receive interest for the same at 6l. per cent. per annum, simple interest, and at the end of twelve years received 7311. principal and interest together; what was the sun delivered him at first :

Ans. £425. 6. A vessel has 5 cocks, A, B and C; A can fill it in 1 hour. B in 2 hours and C in 4 hours; in what time will they all fill it together?

Ans. 34min. 17, sec.

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DOUBLE POSITION, TEACHES to resolve questions by making two suppositions of 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 results are different from the results in the question.

3. 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 difference of the errors, and the quotient will be the answer.

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

Note.—The errors are said to be alike when they are both too great, or both too small; and unlike, when one is too great, and the other too small. 1. A purse

of 100 dollars is to be divided among 4 men, A, B, C and I), so that B’may have 4 dollars more than A, and C 8 dollars inore than B, and D twice as many as C; what is each one's share of the money? 1st. Suppose A6

2d. Suppose Å 8 B 10

B 12 C 18

C 20 D 36

D 40

EXAMPLES,

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Thoso qaestions, 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.

1

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

Pos. Err.
.6 30

8
A 12
B 16
C

D - 48 8

Proof 100 240 120 120

X

24

20

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10) 120(12 A's part.

2. A, B and C, built a house which cost 500 dollars, of which A paid a certain sum; B paid :0 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. 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 8l. and the third must have three times as much as the first, wanting 15l.; I demand how inuch each man must have ?

Ans. The first £20 10s. second £33, third £46 10s. 4. A laborer was hired 60 days upon this condition ; that for every day he wrought he should receive 4s. and for every clay he was idle should forfeit 2s. ; at the expıration of the time he received 71.' 10s.;

how

many days aid he work, and how inany was he idle ?

Ans. He wrought 45 days, and was idle 15 days. 5. What number is that which being increased by its 1, its , and 18 more, 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; 1 demand the sum given, and each man's part? Ans. the sum given was £360, wherenf F had £130,

120, and H€ 110.

7. Two men, A and B, lay out equal sums of money in trade; A gains 1261. and B looses 871 and A's money 18 now double to B's; what did each lay out?

Ans. £900. 8. A farmer having driven his cattle to market, - eceiv. ed for them all 1301. being paid for every ox il. for every cow 5l. and for every calf il. 10s. there were twice as many cows as oxen, and three times as many caives 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 5th part of both their sums added togeth.

many
did each get?

Ans. A got 1274, B 1423, C 54."

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PERMUTATION OF QUANTITIES, Is the shewing how many different ways any given number of things may be changel.

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

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

EXAMPLES.

1. How inany changes can be

1 a b c made of the three first letters of

2 a cl the alphabet ?

3 bac Pronf,

4bca 5

cb a 1x2x3 =-6 ins.

6. cab 2. Ilow many changes may be rung on 9 bells ?

Ans, 362881.

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

Ans. 110178 years.

ANNUITIES OR PENSIONS,

COMPUTE! AT
COMPOUND !NTEREST.

CASE I.
To fir.d the amount of an annuity, or Pension, in arıcars,

at Compound Interest.

RULE. 1. Make 1 the first term of a geometrical progression, and the amount of $1 or fol 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 sum.

3. Multiply the sum thus found, by the given annuity, and the product will be tne 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+1,06 +-1,1280-41,191016a-4,574616 sum of the series.*.--Then, 4,374616 x 123=3546,827 the amount sought.

OR HY TABLE II. Multiply the Tabular number under the rate anıl opposite to the time, by the annuity and the product will be ilie amount sought.

EXAMPLES.

*The sum of the series thus found, is the amount of 11. vr 1 dollar annuity, for the miven time, whi:n may be found in Table Il. rendy calculated.

Ilence', either the amount or present iccrth of asinuities may be readily found by Tables for that purpose.

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