310 Old-time Schools and School-books
An Illustrated Problem. From Thompson's The American Tutor's Guide, 1808.
Here is an example from The Science of Numbers made Easy, by Leonard Loomis, Hartford, 1816. The hero of it not only was well supplied with money, but had his cash very picturesquely distributed about his person.
Harry told Thomas, that he had got 580,50 cts. (Bank Bills) in his hat, and he had got twice as much in his pocket book; besides 15,23 cts. silver money in his purse, and four cents that had slipped out of his pocket into his boot; pray tell me if you can, how much money he had ?
Ans. 1756,77 cts.
From The Scholar s Arithmetic, by Jacob Willetts, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1817 : —
When hens are 9 shillings a dozen, what will be the price of 6 dozen of eggs, at 2 cents for 3 eggs ?
Ans. 48 cts.
If the posterity of Noah, which consisted of six persons at the flood, increased so as to double their number in 20 years, how many inhabitants were in the world two years before the death of Shem, who lived 502 years after the flood? Ans. 201,326,586.