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WITH ORAL AND WRITTEN EXERCISES.
GEO. W. HULL, M. A., Pн. D.,
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE FIRST PENNSYLVANIA STATE
BUTLER, SHELDON & COMPANY
PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK, CHICAGO,
THE object of this work is to give a complete course in all those portions of Arithmetic which are required for the actual business of life, and at the same time to furnish the pupil with a clear and comprehensive knowledge of the science of numbers.
The principles, therefore, that have been followed in the preparation of this work are embodied in the following questions: 1st, What are the actual demands of practical life? 2d, What does a logical development of the subject require?
In the application of these principles it has been found necessary to omit some subjects usually found in Arithmetics; to greatly abridge and simplify the discussion of Denominate Numbers, Percentage, Proportion, etc.; and to place a number of other topics of local application, or of minor importance to the majority of pupils of the public schools of America, in a Supplement.
Another object which has been kept constantly in view through the entire work is the development of thought-power— to make thinkers rather than imitators. Greater importance is therefore attached to illustrations, processes, and principles than to abstract definitions, long solutions, and unnecessary rules.
GEO. W. HULL.