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Tidewaiters exam

TIDE WAITER.

1.      Writing  (no examples available)

2.      Orthography (Spelling. no examples available)

3.       Arithmetic (First four Rules, and the different Weights and Measures)

1 Add    367443; 52421; 1671; 2596; 924; 34853; 684; 24835; 87; and 72 together.

2 Add  491. 16s. 9d., 272. 15s. 6d., 889. 17s. 10d., 647. 19s. 2d., 398. 16s. 7d., 563. 16s. 10d.,

770. 0s. 5d.,

945. 17s. 7d.,

240. 13s. 9

and 150. 10s  together.

3 Subtract   868704368 from 7648200069.  

4 Subtract 169 lbs. 6 oz. 14 dwts. 17 grs. from 187 lbs. 9 oz.12 dwts. 20 grs.  

5 Multiply four millions, forty-nine thousand and three, by thirty-six thousand and twenty-nine.  

6 Multiply 49 tons 13 cwt. 2 qrs. 26 lbs. 10 oz. 7 dwts. by 9.  

7 Divide 5946784379 by 492.  

8 Divide 467 tons 3hhd. 26 galls. 2 qrts. 1 pint by 5.  

9 In 34lbs. 10oz. 12dwts. 16qrs.troy, how many grains?  

10 In 2,160,000 cubic inches, how many loads of hewn timber?  

11 Reduce 159 quarters of corn to quarts.  

12 In 4005 deals how many great hundreds?  

13 In 150,000 eggs how many gross?  

14 In 50 acres how many square inches?  

15 In 3 leagues how many inches?  

16 Reduce 564 English ells to nails.  

TIDEWAITER AND BOATMAN.

  Addition.

s.  d. tons cwt. Qrs.  lbs.  
912 17  8 84 16 3 18
5 10 9 1 19 2 14
79 13 10 56 13 3 22
365 9 5 19 18 2 16

Wine

yds.

ft.

In.

 

hhds.

glns.

qts.

pts.

 

19

10

7

 

52

38

3

2

 

3

7

9

 

19

58

3

1

 

12

8

10

 

7

29

3

2

 

7

11

8

 

85

48

2

1

 

  Subtraction

s.   d.   tons.

cwts.

qrs

lbs.

yds.  

ft.

in.

975 19

1

359 17 2 19 252 1 1
9 16 10 156 18 3 27 198 2 11

Multiplication

  Multiply 978015632 by 9738

  Division

Divide 95708654 by 298

The commencing  salary was given as 75 to 100

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