Mensuration and Practical Geometry: Containing Tables of Weights and Measures, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, Mensuration of Areas, Lines, Surfaces and Solids. To which is Appended a Treatise on the Carpenter's Slide-rule and Gauging

Harper, 1892 - Measurement - 323 pages

Contents

 28 13 VULGAR FRACTIONS 19 Addition of Vulgar Fractions 25 EXPLANATION OF CHARACTERS 50 POLYGONS 59 TRISMOIDS 101 LUNE 107 INVOLUTION 112
 ANY FIGURE OF REVOLUTION 209 Parallelopipedon 233 Tetrahedron 243 REGULAR BODIES 250 PYRAMID 261 Segment of a Sphere 268 BOARD AND TIMBER MEASURE 276 Circular Spindle 282

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Page 23 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction. RULE. — Multiply the whole number by the denominator of...
Page 24 - To reduce a whole number to an equivalent fraction, having a given denominator. RULE. Multiply the whole number by the given denominator, and place the product over the said denominator, and it will form the fraction required.
Page 53 - RULE. — From half the sum of the three sides...
Page 16 - Dry Measure. — 2 pints = 1 quart; 8 quarts = 1 peck; 4 pecks = 1 bushel.
Page 33 - RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
Page 86 - FIND the area of the sector having the same arc with the segment, by the last problem. Find also the area of the triangle, formed by the chord of the segment and the two radii of the sector.
Page 62 - To compute, the area of a regular polygon when the length of a side only is given. RULE. — Multiply the square of the side by the multiplier opposite to the name of the polygon in column A of the following table: — Fig.
Page 28 - Multiply all the numerators together for a new numerator, and all the denominators together for a new denominator.
Page 236 - As the conjugate diameter is to the transverse, so is the square root of the difference of the squares of the ordinate and...
Page 142 - Take out the corresponding area, in the next column on the right hand, and multiply it by the square of the longest chord ; the product will be the area of the zone.