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Edward and George: or, Lessons from real life


Edward and George: or, Lessons from real life

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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.1818 Excerpt: ... A very fine large seal was put upon Edward's letter. 'Now, papa, it must be sent to the post: shall I ring the bell?' 'There is no use in sending it tonight: to-morrow will be time enough: so give the letter to me, and I will keep it till then: for if you touch it so much, it will hardly be fit to be sent.' 'Now,mamma,'said Edward, turning to his mother, 'I am at leisure. I mean my mind is at leisure to hear 'about the multiplication of nine, if you are willing to explain it to me.' 'Do you think, my dear, you can give me your whole attention.' 'Yes, mamma, I think I can.' 'I am then willing to explain the rule I mentioned to you the other day: by attending to which, you may always recollect the ninth line of the multiplication table. I must first write down the ninth line.' Mrs. Wilmot took her pencil, and wrote 9 times 2 are 18 'Now, when we attentively look ove this table, we perceive that the units and tens of each product, that is, the sum produced by the multiplication, when added together, make 9. The tens are always one less than the figure which is multiplied by 9, in this man ner: 2, multiplied by 9, are 18: the units added to the ten, that is, 8 added to 1, make 9. So, three times 9 are 27, 2 is one less than 3, 7 and 2 make 9. You will observe this rule continues through the line, as far as 9 times 9 are 81. Do you think, Edward, you comprehend what I have said?' 'I think I do, mamma: ask me some questions, and try me.' (i 9 times 5?' Edward considered a little, and then said: 'The tens must be one less than 5, that will be 4. I must add 5 to 4, to make it 9: therefore, the answer to your question is, 45.' 'Very right. Now tell me how much 9 times 8 are?' '7 tens and 2 units--72.' 'I see you understand the method, and I will set you a sum, to be...
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