## The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions Requisite for the Skilful Practice of this Art |

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Reduce to a decimal fraction . 4 ) 3.00 .75 = decimal required . For å of one

Reduce to a decimal fraction . 4 ) 3.00 .75 = decimal required . For å of one

**acre**, mile , yard , or any thing , is equal to 1 of 3**acres**, miles , yards , & c . therefore if 3 be divided by 4 , the quotient is 10 DECIMAL FRACTIONS . Page 12

320 ) 200.00.625 1920 decimal sought : 800 640 1600 1600 Reduce 21 minutes 54 seconds to the decimal of a degree . Ans . .365 Reduce 056 of a pole to the decimal of an

320 ) 200.00.625 1920 decimal sought : 800 640 1600 1600 Reduce 21 minutes 54 seconds to the decimal of a degree . Ans . .365 Reduce 056 of a pole to the decimal of an

**Acre**. Ans . .00035 There being 11 decimal figures in the dividend ... Page 14

... -in the same denomination with the third term . EXAMPLES . If 3

... -in the same denomination with the third term . EXAMPLES . If 3

**acres**3 roods of land can be purchased for 93 dollars 60 cts . how much will 15**acres**1 rood cost at that rate ? 3 acs . 3 rds . 3.75**acres**. 15 14 DECIMAL FRACTIONS . Page 15

3.75

3.75

**acres**. 15 acs . I rd 15.25**acres**. 8 93 , 60 cts . = 8 93.60 Then 3.75 : 15.25 : : 93.60 : 15.25 468 00 18720 46800 9360 $ ! 3.75 ) 1427.4000 ( 380.64 = Answer . 1125 3024 3000 2400 2250 1500 1500 If a clock gain 14 seconds in 5 ... Page 201

... the product will be the content in perches ; and because 160 perches make an

... the product will be the content in perches ; and because 160 perches make an

**acre**, it must thence follow ... or content in perches , being divided by 160 , will give the content in**acres**; the remaining perches , if more than 40 ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 38 - The angle in a semicircle is a right angle ; the angle in a segment greater than a semicircle is less than a right angle ; and the angle in a segment less than a semicircle is greater than a right angle.

Page 25 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, &c.

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Page 27 - The VERSED SINE of an arc is that part of the diameter which is between the sine and the arc. Thus BA is the versed sine of the arc AG.