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Rule of Three, with London Merchant

Object Number: 
MSS.BV.AfricanFreeSchool.Vol4.
Date: 
1816
Medium: 
Manuscript
Dimensions: 
Sheet: 12 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. (32.7 x 19.4 cm)
Gallery Label: 
To know the "rule of three" in the nineteenth century implied a certain basic competency in mathematics. As the presence of a London merchant in this word problem might suggest, this problem originally appeared in a British arithmetic text book, and was later copied verbatim in a great many American editions. Student: Henry Hill
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group