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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 41

September, 1879. — Arithmetie

September, 1879.

Arithmetie.

1. Multiply six hundred and fifty thousand one hundred and twenty three by five thousand and eighty-nine; prove the result by division.

2. Reduce:
(1)25½ guineas to sixpences.
(2)5000 poles to acres.
(3)560 miles to inches.
(4)156256 oz. to tons.
3. Define the terms:
  • dividend, factor, multiple, measure, interest.

4. Reduce each of these fractions to its lowest terms:

2/3 4/2 7/3; 1/1 0/4 8/3 1/7 0/1; 3/3 4/5 4/5 4/6.

5. Simplify:

(a) 4½-2¼ 11/3 + 32/3 (b) 6 + 1 6-1/6 -x 10 8/9. 1 4-1 4-¼

6. Find, by practice, the cost of 16 oz. 6 dwts. 17 grs. at £13 10s. 6d, per oz.

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7. Reduce:
(a)4s. 7½d. to the decimal of 20s.
(b)2 qrs. 21 lbs. to the decimal of 1 ton.

8. Multiply 23.156 by 1.25, and by 12.5; prove the results by division.

9. Find the simple interest and amount of £235 10s. 6d. for 5 years 5 months, at 5¼ per cent.

10. What sum of money must be invested at 6 per cent. to produce a return of £125?

11. If 20 men can reap a field in 24 days, in how many days will 30 men reap it?

12. How many bushels of wheat at 3/7 of £1½ a bushel will pay for 15 muids of oats at 5/6 of 2 guineas a muid?

(Note, 1 Muid = 3 bushels).