By A. H. Russell

From the foreword:

ARITHMETIC isn't an issue approximately which the common guy could wax enthusiastic, neither is it one approximately which he is aware a lot. it truly is not often thought of priceless the eye of great students, and is among the few matters on which no professorship, lectureship or readership exists at our Universities. but it really is of significant significance to so much folks in our day-by-day lives. males have often to make calculations in reference to their occupations, whereas ladies are day-by-day faced with money owed and tradesmen's money owed that want checking. such a lot people, in doing those calculations, nonetheless use the tools taught us in our early childhood-methods that are without doubt uncomplicated and compatible for young children, yet that are gradual and incapable of extensive software. what number males, for example, might say with simple task how a lot may be taken off a invoice if 3½ in step with cent have been allowed ? Or what number housewives may perhaps speedily payment the butcher's assertion that the cost of the joint weighing five lbs. three oz.. at 1s. 5½d. consistent with lb. is 7s. 6[3/4]d. ?

Arithmetic is among the oldest of the Sciences, yet, like every others, it has complicated lately. during this e-book my brother has set out a number of the more recent equipment of computation, together with a few which he has himself devised, and it'll be noticeable that they're even more fast than the standard tools, and that the implications can with no trouble be checked. certainly your time and bother are useful for getting to know them, yet those that need to make calculations with out the relaxation of the slide rule or the posh of the calculating laptop will quickly recuperate forever spent, and for the remainder of their days would be the gainers.

This little ebook is accessible because the adventure of 1 who has effectively taught many students, who is aware their capacities and the type of initiatives they're more likely to have for that reason to do. it's a severe attempt to make this humdrum, traditional, yet very precious topic extra valuable by means of rushing up the paintings with no sacrificing accuracy, and as such it merits the eye of a large circle of readers, and particularly of teachers.

E. J. RUSSELL.

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Ansu'er. One rating: nation the cost of one in shillings, and speak to them £'s. 20 ((~ 1/4~d. = £1 7s. 6d. resolution. eight (d). to discover the fee pel' cwt. and pel' ton, the associated fee consistent with lb. being given. There are 3 ideas utilized in making those calculations. Rule 1 : 112 fgs. = 2/4d. 1 cwt. @ :id. a lb. expenditures 2/4d. ~ince purely double the variety of farthings a lb name the reply shillings; and double :tgaill for the pence. 104 speedy CALCULATIONS therefore: 1 ewt. @ lid. a lb. (1 X 7 fgs. ) = I4/28d. = 16/4d. resolution. 2 cwts. @ ltd. a lb.

If there are farthings within the operating, the casting out needs to be carried to farthings. hence: £1 5s. 6td. extended by way of 12. £ s. d. 1 five 6t ..... casting out eleven '8 leaves four. 12 ..... casting out 11'8 leaves 1. 15 four X 1 = four. C three ..... casting out 11'8 leaves identification. = four fgs clarification: Line 1. From 25/- leaves three: three plus 6td. = 37 fgs. Casting out eleven 's leaves four. Line 2. 12 -:- eleven leaves 1: four X 1 = four. solution: 15 -:- eleven leaves four: four doubled from eleven leaves three: three plus 6 plus three = 12: deduct eleven leaves 1, and this delivered to farthings equals four.

9d , what's going to thirteen cwts. price ? it really is obvious that the price of 1 cwt. could be bought through divisiun, after which, through multiplication, the price of thirteen cwts the matter may be riltated as follows: I U cwts. price £32 lOs. nd. 1 cwt. expenses £32 lOs. nd. -;- 1n. £32 lOs nd. X thirteen thirteen cwts. price hello £22 5s. 3d. solution. instance 2. ' If 15 males can construct a home in 39 days, how lengthy may still 26 males take 1 15 males take three! 1 days. I guy takes 3U X 15 days. . 39 X 15 26 males wIll take 26 daYfi. 221 days. 138 resolution. share 139 during this instance it truly is transparent that 15 X three!

Workout 12 (C) 12 (c). what's the easy curiosity on 1. £300 for 1 yr at three% 2. £400 " three years at 4°10 three. £250 four. £720 five. £12. three 6. £325 7. £850 eight. £475 four% pass! '0 " five four " 2 three ,,2% 5°1 10 " G% " " " " " " Ii " 2 four% PERCENTAGES 12 (d). 149 curiosity on a amount of cash for part of a yr is usually required. word that seventy three days is one-fifth of a yr. " 146 " two-fifths " 2Hl three-fifths " " " four-fifths 2U2 " " " while as soon as the cause of the method i'l understood, there's no objection to utilizing the formulation: P Xr Xt ------- = a hundred I it's always less complicated to multiply directly out after which divide by means of a hundred, than to try cancelling.

After which choose the smallest variety of such elements in order that each one quantity is inside the consequence. five (d). instance 1 : locate the L. C. M. of 252, one zero five and 315. 252 = 2 X 2 X three X three X 7 one hundred and five = five X three X 7 315 = five X 7 X three X three L. C. M. = 2 X 2 X three X three X 7 X five = 1260. resolution. If the separate numbers can't be factorised simply, the subsequent association is used: locate the L. C. M. of 9614, 6578, 10868. 2 eleven thirteen 9614 4807 437 6578-- 3289 299 23 437 23 19 ----~-~- - 10868 --. - 5434 --------- 4U4 38 19 1 38 112 L.