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16. If the interest of one dollar, for one year, be six cents, what is the interest of 2 dollars the same time? 5 dollars ?
7 dollars? -8 dollars? 95 dollars?
17. A farmer sold 463 pounds of pork at 6 cents a pound, and 48 pounds of cheese at 7 cents a pound; how many cents must he receive in pay?
18. A boy bought 10 oranges; he kept 7 of them, and sold the others for 5 cents apiece ; how many cents did he receive ?
19. The component parts of a certain nunber are 4, 5, 7, 6, 9, 8, and 3; what is the number?
20. In 1 hogshead are 63 gallons ; how many gallons in 8 hoysheads ? In 1 gallon are 4 quarts; how many quarts in 8 hogsheads? In 1 quart are 2 pints; how many pints in 8 hogsheads ?
114, 1. James divided 12 apples among 4 boys; how many did he give each boy?
2. James would divide 12 apples among 3 boys; how many must he give each boy?
3. John had 15 apples, and gave them to his playmates, who received 3 apples each; how many boys did he give them to?
4. If you had 20 cents, how many cakes could you buy at 4 cents apiece ?
5. How many yards of cloth could you buy for 30 dollars, at 5 dollars a yard ?
6. If you pay 40 dollars for 10 yards of cloth, what is one yard worth?
7. A man works 6 days for 42 shillings ; how many shillings is that for one day?
8. How many quarts in 4 pints ? in 6 pints ? in 10 pints?
9. How many times is 8 contained in 88 ?
10. If a man can travel 4 miles an hour, how many hours would it take him to travel 24 miles ?
11. In an orchard there are 28 trees standing in rows, and there are 3 trees in a row; how many rows are there?
Remark. When any one thing is divided into two equal parts, one of those parts is called a half; if into three equal parts, one of those parts is called a third; if into four equal parts, one part is cal, led a quarter or a fourth; if into five, one part is called a fifth, and
12. A boy had 2 apples, and gave one half an apple to each of his companions; how many were his companions ?
13. A boy divided four apples among his companions, by giving them one third of an apple each; among how many did he divide his apples?
14. How many quarters in 3 oranges ?
13. How many oranges would it take to give 12 boys one quarter of an orange each ?
16. How much is one half of 12 apples ? 17. How much is one ibird of 12 ? 18. How much is one fourth of 12 ? 19. A man had 30 sheep, and soli onc fifth of them; how many of them did he sell?
21). A man purchased sheep for 7 dollars apiece, and paid for them all 63 dollars; what was their number?
21. How many oranges, at 3 cents each, may be bought for 12 cents ?
It is plain that as many times as 3 cent can be taken from 12 cents, so many oranges may be bought; the object, therefore, is to find how many times 3 is coniained in 12.
We see in this example, that we
may take 3 from 12 four times, af9
ter which there is no remainder; Second orange, 3 cents. consequently, subtraction alone is
sufficient for the operation; but we
may come to the same result by a Third orange, 3 cents. process, in most cases much short
er, called Division. 3 Fourth orange, 3 cents.
T 15. It is plain, that the cost of one orange, (3 cents,) multiplied by the number of oranges, (4,) is equal to ihe cost of all the oranges, (12 cents ;) 12 is, therefore, a product, and 3 one of its factors; and to find how many times 3 is contained in 12, is to find the other factor, which, multiplied into 3, will produce 12. This factor we find, by trial, lo be 4, (4 X 3 = 12;) consequently, 3 is contained in 12 4 times.
Ans. 4 oranges. 22. A man would divide 12 oranges equally among 3 children; hoy many oranges would each child have
Here the olject is to divide the 12 oranges into 3 equal parts, and to ascertain the number of oranges in each of those parts. The operation is evidently as in the last example, and consists in finding a pumler, which, multiplied by 3, will produce 12. This number we have already found to be 4.
Ans. 4 oranges apiece. As, therefore, multiplication is a short way of performing many additions of the same number; so, division is a short way of performing many subtractions of the same number; and may be defined, the method of finding how many times one number is contained in another, and also of dividing a number into any number of equal parts. In all cases, the process of division consists in finding one of the factors of a given product, wlien the other factor is known.
The number given to be divided is called the dividend, and answers to the product in multiplication. The number given to diride by is called the divisor, and answers to one of the factors in multiplication.
The result, or answer sought, is called the quotient, (from the Latia word quoties, how many ?) and answers to the other factur.
Sign. The sign for division is a short horizontal line bet wrein two dots, •. It shows that the number before it is to be divided by the number after it. Thus 27 = 9=3 is read, 27 divided by 9 is equal to 3; or, to shorten the expression, 27 by g'is 3; or, 9 in 27 3 times. In place of the dots, the dividend is often written over the line, and the divisor under it, to express division ; thus, * =3, read as before.
DIVISION TABLE.* 1*y $ 11 1 :1) 18=1) 13 1 2* =24
2 =228=2 2 :3 *=3 3 :3 18=31 3 :4 L=42 24=4 =4 18=4
512=512 40=5 8=569 5 ha=6 Y=6 36 - 6 | 48= 6 | f8=6| 7=6 =7| 2=742=7 | 56=718=7 14 =7 8 *=848=864=8 18 -8
96=8 18 9 =9 :92 V=9 199 100 -9
1 =17 =1 = 1 1=1
6 2=666 6 =7| 49=7
7 +=8 49=81 56=8
4= 9 63=9=9|4i=9
4 5 =
28 = 7, or 28 = how many ?
49; 7, or 49 =how many ? 42 = 6, or 42 = how many ? 324, or 32 how many ? 54 • 9, or 5,4 = how many ? 99-11, or 99 =
how many ? 32 -- 8, or 32 = how many? 84– 12, or $4
how many ? 33 = 11, or 33 - how many ? 108; 12, or 19 =how many ?
1 16. 23. How many jards of cloth, at 4 dollars a yard, can be bought for 856 dollars ?
. The reading used by the pupil in coinmitting table may be: 2 by 2 ia 1,4 by 2 is 2, &c. ; or, 2 in 2 one lima, 2 is # two linea, &c.
Here the number to be divided is 856, which therefore is the divis dend ; 4 is the number to divide by, and therefore the divisor. It is not evident how inany times 4 is contained in so large a number as 856. This difficulty will be readily overcome, if we decompose this number, thus :
856 = 800 + 40 + 16. Beginning with the hundreds, we readily perceive that 4 is contained in & 2 times; consequently, in 800 it is contained 200 times. Proceeding to the tens, 4 is contained in 4 1 time, and consequently in 40 it is contained 10 times. Lastly, in 16 it is contained 4 times. We now have 200 + 10 +4= 214 for the quotient, or the number of times 4 is contained in 856.
Ans. 214 yards. We may arrive to the same result without decomposing the dividend, except as it is done in the mind, taking it by parts in the following manner:
For the sake of convenience, we write Dividend. down the dividend with the divisor on the Divisor, 4 ) 856 left, and draw a line between them; we
also draw a line underneath. Then, beQuotient, 214 ginning on the left hand, we seek how of
ten the divisor (4) is contained in 8, (hundreds) the left hand figure; finding it to be 2 times, we write 2 directly under the 8, which, falling in the place of hundreds, is in reality 200. Proceeding to tens, 4 is contained in 5 (tens) 1 time, which we set down in ten's place, directly under the 5 (tens.) But after taking 4 tiines ten out of the 5 tens, there is 1 ten left. This 1 ten we join to the 6 units, making 16. Then, 4 into 16 goes 4 times, which we set down, and the work is done.
This manner of performing the operation is called Short Division. The computation, it may be perceived, is carried on partly in the mind, which it is always easy to do when the divisor does not exceed 12.
RULE. From the illustration of this example, we derive this general rule for dividing, when the divisor does not exceed 12.
I. Find how many times the divisor is contained in the first figure or figures of the dividend, and, setting it directly under the divi dend, carry the remainder, if any, to the next figure as so many tens,
II. Find how many times the divisor is contained in this dividend, and set it down as beforé, continuing so to do till all the figures in the dividend are divided.
Proof. We have seen (T 15) that the divisor and quotient are factors, whose product is the dividend ; and we have also seen, that dividing the dividend by one factor is merely a process for finding the other.
Hence division and multiplication mutually prove each other.
To prove division, we may multiply the divisor by the quotient, and, if the work be right, the product will be the same as the dividend; or we may divide the dividend by the
quotient, and, if the work is right, the result will lie the same as the divisdr.
at 9 ?
To prove multiplication, we may divide the product by one factor, and, if the work be right, the quotient will be ihe other factor.
EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE. 24. A man would divide 13,462,725 dollars among 5 men; how many dollars would each receive ?" OPERATION.
In this example, as we cannot have 5 in Dividend. the first figure, (1) we take two figures, and Divisor, 5) 13,462,725 say, 5 in 13 will go 2 liines, and there are
3 over, which, joined 10 4, the next figure, Quotient, 2,692,545 makes 34 ; and 5 in 34 will go 6 times, &c.
In proof of this example, we multiply
the quotient ly the divisor, and, as ile Quotient
product is the same as the dividend, we 2,692,545
conclude that the work is righi. Fron a 5 divisor. bare inspection of the above example and
its proof, it is plain, as before stated, that 13,462,725
division is the reverse of multiplication, and that the two rules mutually prove each
other. 25. How many yards of cloth can be bought for 4,354,500 dollars, at 2 dollars a yard ?
at 3 dollars?
at 4 dollars at 5 dollars ? at 6 dollars ?
at 7? at 8 ?
al 10? Note. Let the pupil be required to prove the foregoing, and al. following examples.
26. Divide 1005903360 hy 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
27. If 2 pints make a quart, how many quarts in 8 pints? in 12 pints? in 20 pints? in 24 pints?
in 248 pints ? in 3764 pints ? in 47632 pints? 28. Four quarts make a gallon ; how many gallons in 8 quarts ? in 12 quarts ?
in 20 quirts ? in 36 quarts?
in 4896 quarts? in 5436144 quaris? man gave 86 apples to 5 boys; how many apples would each boy receive ? Dividend.
Here, dividing the number of Divisor, 5 ) 86
the apples (86) by the number
of boys, (5,) we find that each Quotient, 17–1 Remainder. boy's share would be 17 apples;
bui there is one apple leli. T 17. 5 ) 86 In order to divide all the apples equally
among the boys, it is plain, we must divide 17}
this one remaining apple into 5 equal parts,
and give one of ihese paris to each of the hoys. Then each boy's share would be 17 apples, and oue fifth part of another apple; which written thus, 17 4 apples.
171 apples each. The 17, expressing whole apples, are called integers, (that is, whole nunbers.) The X (one fifth of an apple, expressivg part of a loroken or diviiled apple, is called a fraction, (that is, a broken number.)
Fractions, as we here see, are written with two numbers, one di