## A Treatise on Surveying, Containing the Theory and Practice: To which is Prefixed a Perspicuous System of Plane Trigonometry. The Whole Clearly Demonstrated and Illustrated by a Large Number of Appropriate Examples. Particularly Adapted to the Use of Schools |

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Page 72

Wishing to know the height of a steeple situated on a horizontal plane , I

measured 100

elevation * of the top , which I found to be 47 ° 30 ' , the centre of the quadrant

being 5

Wishing to know the height of a steeple situated on a horizontal plane , I

measured 100

**feet**in a right line from its base , and then took the angle ofelevation * of the top , which I found to be 47 ° 30 ' , the centre of the quadrant

being 5

**feet**... Page 76

In the right angled triangle ABE , we have AEB - ACE + CAE = 2 ACE 37 ° 34 and

AB = 34 , to find AE = 55.77

the other part . PRACTICAL QUESTIONS . 1. At 85

In the right angled triangle ABE , we have AEB - ACE + CAE = 2 ACE 37 ° 34 and

AB = 34 , to find AE = 55.77

**feet**, one of the parts ; and 100 — 55.77 = 44.23**feet**,the other part . PRACTICAL QUESTIONS . 1. At 85

**feet**distance from the ... Page 77

A may - pole , whose top was broken off by a blast of wind , struck the ground at

15

maypole , supposing the length of the broken piece to be 39

6.

A may - pole , whose top was broken off by a blast of wind , struck the ground at

15

**feet**distance from the foot of the pole : what was the height of the wholemaypole , supposing the length of the broken piece to be 39

**feet**? Ans . 75**feet**.6.

Page 192

Place two posts firmly in the ground , about three

west from each other ; the height of the posts , which should be the same , may

be about two or three

Place two posts firmly in the ground , about three

**feet**apart , and nearly east andwest from each other ; the height of the posts , which should be the same , may

be about two or three

**feet**; on those posts , place a thick board or plank , five or ... Page 200

A gentleman has a garden 100

be made of equal width half round it ; what must be the width of the walk , so that

it may take up just one - fourth of the ground ? Ans . 11.8975

A gentleman has a garden 100

**feet**long and 80 broad , and a gravel walk is tobe made of equal width half round it ; what must be the width of the walk , so that

it may take up just one - fourth of the ground ? Ans . 11.8975

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Page 85 - A maypole, whose top was broken off by a blast of wind, struck the ground at 15 feet distance from the foot of the pole: what was the height of the whole maypole, supposing the broken piece to measure 39 feet in length ? Ans.

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