## Mathematical Manual for the Use of Colleges and Academies, Volume 1 |

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Let us take the number 25 ; if I add a cypher and write 250 , the fig . 5 , which was of units , becomes tens ; and the % , which expressed tens , now indicates hundreds ;

Let us take the number 25 ; if I add a cypher and write 250 , the fig . 5 , which was of units , becomes tens ; and the % , which expressed tens , now indicates hundreds ;

**consequently**each of these two figures 6 GENERAL PRINCIPLES. Page 7

now indicates hundreds ;

now indicates hundreds ;

**consequently**each of these two figures has become ten times greater ; therefore the whole number has been itself made ten times greater . By a similar reasoning , we shew , that if we put two cyphers , and write ... Page 8

But since a hundredth is worth ten thousandths , and

But since a hundredth is worth ten thousandths , and

**consequently**the seven hundredths amount to 70 thousandths ; since , likewise , a tenth is worth ten hundredths or one hundred thousandths , the four tenths will make your hundred ... Page 9

The moving of the comma , has then rendered every part of the nume berg , and

The moving of the comma , has then rendered every part of the nume berg , and

**consequently**the whole number , ten times greater than it was . On the contrary , by placing the comma one fig . higher to the left , and writing 53,4728 ... Page 13

... from which I have mentally borrowed one unit , which is a hundred , and

... from which I have mentally borrowed one unit , which is a hundred , and

**consequently**worth ten tens ; I have joined these ten tens to the 7 of the 2d . figure , and from these 17 taking 8 , I have 9 left , which I set down .### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 59 - The first term of a ratio is called the antecedent, and the second term the consequent.

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Page 85 - Considering, then, the proposed number 6084 as composed of the square of the tens of the root sought, twice the product of the tens by the units, and the square of the units, if we can discover in this number the first of these parts, viz.