The Young Mathematician's Guide: Being a Plain and Easie Introduction to the Mathematicks ... With an Appendix of Practical Gauging

Tho. Horne at the South Entrance of the Royal-Exchange, 1719 - 451 pages
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Page 283 - Patience and unconcern to submit to that Dissolution which is the necessary Condition of our perishable Materials, and of our nice and frail Structure and Composition: And to account it as a Blessing that we have survived, perhaps by many Years, that Period of Life, whereat the one half of the whole Race of Mankind does not arrive.
Page 252 - Annuities or pensions are said to be in arrears when they ' are payable or due either yearly, half-yearly, or quarterly, auid are unpaid for any number of payments.
Page 302 - Periphery of every Circle is fuppofed 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, or fecond Minutes, &c.
Page 283 - Lives ought to be regulated, and the difference is discovered between the price of ensuring the Life of a Man of 20 and 50, for Example: it being 100 to 1 that a Man of 20 dies not in a year, and but 38 to 1 for a Man of 50 Years of Age.
Page 31 - The original of all weights, used in England, was a grain or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear ; and being well dried, 32 of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights one ounce, and 12 ounces one pound. But, in later times, it was thought sufficient to divide the same pennyweight into 24 equal parts, still called grains, being the least weight now in common use; and from hence the rest are computed.
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Page 48 - FRACTIONS, or broken numbers, are expressions for any assignable parts of an unit ; and are represented by two numbers, placed one above the other, with a line drawn between them. The number above the line is called the numerator, and that below the line the denominator.
Page 33 - Corn, taken out of the middle of the Ear; and being well dried three of them in length were to make one Inch ; and thence the reit, as in this Table. = $ of a ^-..^n. inches. ¿zTardi=:i Fathom
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