## Everyday arithmetic

### John B. Gifford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...many yards of ingrain carpeting are required for 1 strip running the longer way of the floor mentioned above? 40. How many strips are required? 41. How many yards in all the strips? 42. How much would it cost @ 750 per yard? 43. Some carpeting is made 27 in. wide. This is how many feet wide? 44. How wide a floor would 2 strips of this width cover? 3 strips? 45. 4 strips? 6 strips? 46. How many such strips are required for a floor 8 ft. wide? If part of a strip is required, a whole strip must be purchased. Count part of a strip as a whole strip? 47. How many for a floor 10 ft. wide? 48. For a floor 14 ft. wide? 49. For a floor 16 ft. wide? 50. For a floor 18 ft. wide? 51. A floor is 15 ft. by 20 ft. How many strips of ingrain carpeting running the longer way of the floor are required? 52. How many yards in 1 strip cut 6 in. longer than the room for folding under? 53. How many in all the strips? 54. How much will it cost @ \$1.25? Consider this room IS ft. wide and repeat 51-54. 55. How many strips of carpeting 27 in. wide are required in a room 15 ft. wide? 56. The strips are 19 ft. long. How many yards in each? How many in all. Find the cost @ \$1.50 a yard. Wall Papering The more common wall papers are sold in rolls, each containing a strip 18 in. wide and 24 ft. long, and in double rolls containing strips twice as long. Some wall papers of the better grades are made more than 18 in. wide; but in that case the rolls are shorter. A roll always contains 4 square yards of paper. In exercises in this book consider strips of wall paper 18 in. wide unless some other width is specified. 57. How many strips of wall paper are required for a space 6 ft. wide? For one 7 ft. wide? 8 ft. wide? 58. How many for a wall 10 ft. wide? 12 ft. wide? 59. For a wall 14 ft. wide? ...

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