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No Rum?


Shipped for Barbadoes 500 pair of stockings at 3s. 6d. per pair, and 1650 yards of baize at 1s. 3d. per yard, and having received in return 348 gallons of rum at 6s. 8d. per gallon, and 750 lb. of indigo at 1s. 4d. per lb; what remains upon my adventure?

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Source: The Scholar's Guide to Arithmetic, 1780