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MENSURATION.

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EXPLANATORY

MENSURATION

FOR

THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

CONTAINING NUMEROUS EXAMPLES, AND (BY THE KIND
PERMISSION OF THE OXFORD DELEGATES) EMBODYING NEARLY ALL THE

QUESTIONS SET IN THEIR LOCAL EXAMINATION PAPERS,

BY THE

REV. ALFRED HILEY, M.A.

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE ;

MATHEMATICAL MASTER AT THORP-ARCH SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE ;

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PREFACE.

SO NUMEROUS are the purposes to which Mensuration is applied, that it would be almost impossible to exaggerate its importance.

To many boys also, whose time for instruction is likely to be limited, or who, perhaps, would find Euclid too difficult for them, it is believed that Mensuration would form an excellent substitute.

But, important as Mensuration doubtless is, still, in the opinion of many Masters, the works that have recently appeared on this subject are too long to be used as ordinary School Books. Acting on this impression, the Author has endeavoured to supply a work on Mensuration which a boy of ordinary ability could hope to get through within a reasonable time.

The Questions, which number about 700, are, for the most part, original; but, by the kind permission of the Oxford Delegates for Conducting the Local Examinations, nearly all the questions that have appeared in their Examination Papers have been embodied in the present Work.

This feature of the Work will doubtless prove most useful, as it will show candidates for these Examinations what is the style of question that they may expectthose that have appeared in the Junior Examination

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