Excerpt from Practical Arithmetic: Embracing the Science and Applications of Numbers Great pains have been taken to make the work practical In its general character, by explaining and illustrating the various applications of Arithmetic in the transactions of business, and by connecting, as closely as possible, every principle or rule, with all the applications which belong to it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.