A collection of problems and examples adapted to the 'Elementary course of mathematics'.

J. & J.J. Deighton, 1847 - 80 sider

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Side 25 - A man travelled 105 miles, and then found that if he had not travelled so fast by 2 miles an hour, he should have been 6 hours longer in performing the journey.
Side 24 - B, can perform a piece of work together in 16 days. They work together for 4 days, when A being called off, B is left to finish it, which he does in 36 days more. In what time would each do it separately ? Ans. A in 24 days, B in 48 days.
Side 24 - There is a cistern, into which water is admitted by three cocks, two of which are of exactly the same dimensions. When they are all open, five-twelfths of the cistern is filled in four hours; and if one of the equal cocks be stopped, seven-ninths of the cistern is filled in ten hours and forty minutes.
Side 54 - A person standing at the edge of a river observes that the top of a tower on the edge of the opposite side subtends an angle of 55° with a line drawn from his eye parallel to the horizon ; receding backwards 30 feet, he then finds it to subtend an angle of 48°. Determine the breadth of the river. log. sin 7° = 9.08589 log.
Side 34 - At a game of cards, 3 being dealt to each person, any one can have 425 times as many hands as there are cards in the pack. How many cards are there 1 12.
Side 91 - A descends alone ; the pressure of the atmosphere is equal to that of a column of water...
Side 23 - Fifteen guineas should weigh four ounces ; but a parcel of light gold having been weighed and counted, was found to contain 9 more guineas than was supposed from the weight ; and a part of the whole, exceeding the half by four guineas and a half, was found to be 1-^ oz.
Side 33 - If the first has to the second the same ratio which the third has to the fourth...
Side 26 - For every yard of the better sort he gave as many shillings as he had yards in all ; and for every yard of the worse as many shillings as there were yards of the better sort more than of the worse. And the whole price of the better sort was to the whole price of the worse as 72 to 7. How many yards had he of each ? Ans.
Side 96 - There are three plane reflectors, two of which are at right angles to each other, and a ray of light is incident upon the third, and reflected successively by each of them...

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