Examination for County Certificate-Kansas January 30, 1904. 1. Define annual, simple, and compound interest. Illustrate each by a simple problem. 2. Find the length of a square field containing 2560 acres. Find the length of the longest [straight] line of fence that can be built on this field. 4. A's tax at 63 mills on the dollar amounted to $270. What was the value of his property, if it was assessed at of its value? 5. A bin is 6X8X9 feet. Find its capacity in bushels. 6. If I pay $99.75 for a sight draft for $100, what is the rate of discount? 7. How much must be paid for insuring a flouring-mill valued at $24000 for of its value at 13%? Examination for State Certificate-Texas Answer any eight: July 5, 1904. 1. Express both as a decimal fraction, and as a common fraction in its lowest terms, each of the following: 3%; 83%; 1413%. 2. Find the lowest common multiple of 1085 and 651. 3. A merchant fixed a selling price on some cloth to gain 60%, but on account of an incorrect yard stick he made only 52%; how long was the "yard" stick? 4. How many tons of water fall upon an acre in an annual rainfall of 26 inches? (1 cu. ft. of water weighs 62.5 lbs.) 5. What would be the cost of 10 planks, each 18 ft. long, 15 inches wide, two inches thick, at $40 per thousand board-feet? 6. If a bin is 16 ft. long, 6 ft. wide, 4 ft. deep, how many bushels of wheat will it hold? (1 bu. equals 2150.42 cu. in.) 7. How many kilograms of water will a tank hold that is 1.80 m. long, 1.10 m. wide, 75 c.m. deep? 8. If a merchant bought certain goods at trade discounts of "40 and 10 off," and sold them at the same list price at "10 off," what per cent profit did he make? 9. A young man earned $12 a week for 4 years; he saved regularly 60% of his earnings: at the end of four years, how much land could he buy with his savings at $20 an acre, paying "half cash"? 10. Find the "exact interest" on $1000 from Jan. 1, 1904, to date of this examination. NOTE.-See note 2, 339. |