## The Business Man's Encyclopedia: a Hip-pocket Business Counsellor-- ...: 3. Business dictionary. 4. Business sytems. 5. Business tables. [4, 161]-314 p. incl. tables, forms |

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The usual custom in the United States to reduce liquid measures to English or

British ones of same denominations is to divide by 1.2 , or to be exact , by

1.20032 ; or to change British to United States measures

The usual custom in the United States to reduce liquid measures to English or

British ones of same denominations is to divide by 1.2 , or to be exact , by

1.20032 ; or to change British to United States measures

**multiply**by 1.2 . Page 244

To estimate the quantity of type ( solid ) necessary to fill a given space ,

the number of square inches by 5 % ( estimated weight in ounces , of one square

inch of matter , including sorts in case ) , divide the product by 16 and the result ...

To estimate the quantity of type ( solid ) necessary to fill a given space ,

**multiply**the number of square inches by 5 % ( estimated weight in ounces , of one square

inch of matter , including sorts in case ) , divide the product by 16 and the result ...

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figures from the right of dollars in the principal by a decimal point, and the result

will be the interest for 60 days; then

...

**Multiply**the principal by the rate per cent expressed decimally; or, cut off twofigures from the right of dollars in the principal by a decimal point, and the result

will be the interest for 60 days; then

**multiply**this result by one-half the number of...

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... divide by 12 and the quotient will be the interest for one month . The following

rules are in general use among business men , and may prove of assistance in

calculating interest : Rule . -

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... divide by 12 and the quotient will be the interest for one month . The following

rules are in general use among business men , and may prove of assistance in

calculating interest : Rule . -

**Multiply**the amount of the note or other instrument by...

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For 90 days add 42 of itself ; for 30 days divide by 2 ; for 15 days divide by 4 ; for

120 days

per cent ? 2.40 interest for 60 days . 1.20 interest for 12 of 60 days , or 30 days .

For 90 days add 42 of itself ; for 30 days divide by 2 ; for 15 days divide by 4 ; for

120 days

**multiply**by 2 . Example : What is the interest on $ 240 for 90 days at 6per cent ? 2.40 interest for 60 days . 1.20 interest for 12 of 60 days , or 30 days .

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Page 242 - The first word of every sentence and the first word of every line of poetry should begin with a capital letter.

Page 263 - The rule for casting interest, when partial payments have been made, is to apply the payment, in the first place, to the discharge of the interest then due. If the payment exceeds the interest, the surplus goes toward discharging the principal, and the subsequent interest is to be computed on the balance of principal remaining due. If the payment be less than the interest, the surplus...

Page 263 - If the payment be less than the interest, the surplus of interest must not be taken to augment the principal; but interest continues on the former principal until the period when the payments, taken together, exceed the interest due, and then the surplus is to be applied towards discharging the principal; and interest is to be Computed on the balance, as aforesaid.

Page 276 - Greek, and deoi, centi, mili, from the Latin, are used in preference to our plain English, 10, 100, etc., it is best to employ capital letters for the multiples and small letters for the subdivisions, to avoid ambiguities in abbreviations: 1 dekametre or 10 metres = 1 Dm.; 1 decimetre or 1-10 of a metre = 1 dm.

Page 276 - That the tables in the schedule hereto annexed shall be recognized in the construction of contracts and in all legal proceedings as establishing in- terms of the weights and measures now in use in the United States: the equivalents of the weights and measures expressed therein in terms of the metric system...

Page 239 - The second-(central) section includes all the territory between the last named line and an irregular line from Bismarck, ND, to the mouth of the Rio Grande. The third (mountain) section includes all territory between the last-named line and nearly the western borders of Idaho, Utah, and Arizona.

Page 276 - METRE, unit of length, is nearly the ten-millionth part of a quadrant of a meridian, of the distance between Equator and Pole. The International Standard Metre is, practically, nothing else but a length defined by the distance between two lines on a platinum-fridium bar at CK> Centigrade, deposited at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, Paris, France.

Page 270 - DISCOUNT. DISCOUNT is an allowance made for the payment of money before it is due. The present worth of a debt payable at some future time, without interest, is such a sum of money as will, if put at interest for the given time, amount to the debt.

Page 243 - II at the close, as mill, sell. All words of one syllable ending in I, with a double vowel before it, have only one I at the close, as mail, sail.

Page 243 - Words of one syllable ending in a consonant, with a single vowel before it, double that consonant in derivatives; as ship, shipping, etc.