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SHOWING THE INTEREST OR DISCOUNT ON ANY SUM OF MONEY BETWEEN $1 AND $10,000,
FROM ONE DAY TO THREE YEARS, AT SIX PER CENT.
A SERIES OF RULES,
FOR COMPUTING CUBIC AND SQUARE MEASURE, AND INTEREST FOR OTHER THAN SIX PER
AND FOR FINDING THE TIME INTERVENING GIVEN DATES
VARIOUS FORMS OF NOTES, DRAFTS, &c.,
A CONCISE AND VALUABLE TIME TABLE,
A TABLE OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC COINS; THE POPULATION, MANUFACTURES, AND CURRENCY OF DIFFERENT
INLAND BILLS OF EXCHANGE.
But a few years since, an Interest Table was seldom seen, except in a bank, or, a broker's office. They were little used, because their voluminous size rendered them quite expensive, and because the business of most individuals did not require them. But, as the manufacturing, commercial, and general interest of our country assume more importance, time becomes more precious, and greater expedition, and accuracy is required in transacting business.
These Tables will be found to give the interest on as large sums, and for a longer time than any other Table in print ; and will be found so condensed, as to render the price no objection to their general use among farmers, mechanics, bankers, and brokers. Such explanations are given in the body of the work, as will so simplify the method of taking out interest, or discount, (from 1 to 12 per cent.,) that any person will be able to use them to advantage.
A valuable Discount Table will be found immediately succeeding the Interest Tables, which shows the value, of any sum from $1, to $10,000, less the interest for 33, 63, 93, and 98 days. This will afford great facility and correctness to those who discount paper. There will be found rules for computing cubic and square measure ; for finding the time between two given dates ; for computing interest; for equating time on notes and accounts, by interest—a new and expeditious method. Also, a table, giving the name, weight, and value of all foreign and domestic gold coins-weight and value, being fixed by the acts of the Congress of the United States.
This book will be useful for classes in schools. It is known by experiment, that there is no method by which an individual will obtain so rapid, clear, and extensive a knowledge of computing Interest as by using these tables. They should be used chiefly, by the older classes in schools, not only to acquaint them with Interest, but to give them a facility in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing; all, being involved in computing Interest.