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form the thread', and reel it off in skeins'; thence to the weave ers', who make it into cloth', and', lastly', to the bleachers', who whiten it', and roll it up for market.

ARITHMETIC.--LESSON 55.

Reduction of Decimals. Note. The proof of the foregoing operation in the reduction of compound terms, will furnish the means of reducing any given decimal to its proper value in the terms of an integer.

RULE. 1. Multiply the given decimal by that number which equals one, in the term next below that in which the decimal is given.

2. Point off to the right, as in multiplication of decimals, and then proceed to multiply the remainder by the number which equals one in the next lower term.

3. Thus continue to the end of all the terms, and the several sums to the left of the points, will be the correct answer. 1. What is the value of 678125 of a £.

20

s. 13.562500

12

d. 6.750000

qr. 3.000000

Ans. £0 - 13 - 6 - 3. 2. What is the value of .0625 of one shilling? Ans. 3 grs. 3. What is the value of .989583 of a £?

Ans. LO - 19 - 9 - 2. 4. What is the value of .3119375 of a pound?

Ans. oz. 13 - 15 dr. 5. What is the value of .390873 of a Hhd.?

Ans. gal.24 - 2 - 1. Note. It may not be improper to observe that in the reduction of some dech mals, a remainder will continua!ly occu"; and although the further the ope. ration is extended, the nearer an approach is made to the true fraction, yet the exact decimal can never be reached. Five or six places, however, will suffice for ordinary piz poses.

GRAMMAR.--LESSON 56.

Potential Mood.-Present Time. s lar Number.

Plural Number. 1 step. I may be,

We may be, 2d " You may be,

You may be, 3d v He, may be.

They may be.

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the coarser kinds are made into canvas', ropes', and cables". The linen made of hemp', is not so soft and delicate as that made of flar'; but it is stronger and more durable'.

Mary. I was this morning looking at Pa's hat'; pray how is that produced?

Ma. Hats, my child, are made of the hair and wool of sexeral animals'. The beaver', the goat', and the rabbit'; but the best hats are made of the beaver'.

Mary. That is quite new to me'; I thought hats were made of skins'.

Ma. The long and short hair of the above mentioned animals', are carefully shaved off the skins', and well mixed'; the whole is then beaten into one mass', from which the workman takes the quantity necessary for a hat'. This he mats togethēr', rolls it', and forms the proper texture'; he then shapes it in a mould', and reduces it to the required fashion'. The hat then passes into the hands of the finisher', where it is trimmed' and made ready for use'.

REDUCTION OF DECIMALS. -LESSON 66.

Exercisvs in the foregoing Rules. (1) What is the decimal of 360? Ans. .013888+.. (2) What is the fraction of us?

Ans. .025. (3) What is the decimal of 4?

Ans. .4444444. (4) Reduce £0 - 4 - 4 - 2 to the decimal of a £.

Ans. .21875. (5) Reduce ld 2q to the decimal of a dollar.

Ans. .15625. (6) Reduce 35 of a week to its integral parts.

Ans. Id 12h 12m. (7) What is the value of .1533421 of a ton?

Ans. 3cwt Ogr 71b7oz 13dr. (8) What is the value of .390837 of a hhd.?

Ans. 24g 3qts 1pt.
GRAMMAR.—LESSON 67.

Infinitive Mood.
Present Time.

Perfact Time.
To be,

To have been,
Imperative Mood.-Present Time.
Singular Number.

Plural Number.
Bc you, or do you be. Be you, or do you be.

Participles.
Present, Being.
Past, Been,

Compound, Having been. Note. From the foregoing questions, the Teacher will be enabled to frame bis own, and mutiply them at pleasure.

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