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" Then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term: the quotient will be the fourth term, or answer. "
The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ... - Page 2
by Robert Gibson - 1811 - 508 pages
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The young ladies' guide to practical arithmetic and book-keeping, with forms ...

G. Morrison - Arithmetic - 1851
...greater than the third, place the least of the other two terms as the first ; but it' less, the contrary. Multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first, and the quotient is the answer, and which is always of the same name with that to which the third term...
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An Elementary Arithmetic Designed for Academies and Schools: Also Serving as ...

George Roberts Perkins - Arithmetic - 1851 - 347 pages
...Having written the three terms of the proportion, or, as usually expressed, having stated the question, then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by thejlrst term. NOTE.—Since there is a ratio between the first and second terms, they mast be reduced...
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School Arithmetic: Analytical and Practical

Charles Davies - 1852 - 336 pages
...number named in connection with it for the first term, and the remaining number for the second term. II. Multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term : Or, Multiply the third term by the ratio of the first and second. NOTES. — 1. If the first and...
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A familiar explanation of the elementary rules of arithmetic. (A familiar ...

rev. Frederick Calder - 1852
...so : and if the third term consist of several denominations, reduce it to the lowest name mentioned. Then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first: the quotient will be the answer or fourth term, expressed in the same denomination as that in which...
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The Excise Officer's Manual: Being a Practical Introduction to the Business ...

Joseph Bateman - Excise tax - 1852 - 341 pages
...cases, whether the question relates to whole or mixcd numbers or to decimals, and is as follows: — Multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first ; the quoticnt is the answer.* * This rule was formerly ealled the " Rule of Thrce," beeause, in ench...
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The practice and theory of arithmetic

William Frederick Greenfield - 1853
...the first and second, or the first and third, terms have any common divisor, divide them hy it. 6. Multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first. 7. The quotient will be the answer required, in the denomination to which the third term was reJuced,...
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The New Federal Calculator, Or Scholar's Assistant

Thomas Tucker Smiley - 1854
...second terms to the same denomination, and to the lowest denomination mentioned in either of them. 3. Multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term; the result will be he fourth term, or answer, in the same denomination to which the third term was...
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The Practical Miner's Guide: Comprising a Set of Trigonometrical Tables ...

John Budge - Mining engineering - 1854 - 218 pages
...SHROUD-LAID* ROPE. RULE — State the question as in direct proportion, square the first and third terms, multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first. EXAMPLE. How many standard yarns, or threads, are there in a 14-inch capstan rope ? 9)3920 Answer 435...
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Elements of arithmetic for the use of schools

William Scott - Arithmetic - 1854 - 215 pages
...less the consequent : then, having reduced the antecedent and consequent to the same denomination, multiply the second and third terms together and divide the product by the first. The result is the fourth term of the proportion, or the answer to the question. When the conditions...
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Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science: Comprising ...

Charles Davies, William Guy Peck - Mathematics - 1855 - 592 pages
...corresponding element of the other cause the second term, and the remaining clement thc third term : then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by thf firtt. If 4 men can dig a ditch in 9 days, how many days will it require 18 men to dig it? Sailing...
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