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" RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. "
The Youth's Assistant in Theoretic and Practical Arithmetic: Designed for ... - Page 31
by Zadock Thompson - 1838 - 164 pages
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Mathematics: Compiled from the Best Authors and Intended to be the ..., Volume 1

Mathematics - 1801
...in both the divisor and quotient ; therefore point off for decimals in the quotient so many figures, as the decimal places, in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 2. If the figures in the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect by prefixing...
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The shipwright's vade-mecum [by D. Steel].

David Steel - 1805
...DIVISION OF DECIMALS. RULE. Divide as in whole numbers; then cut off, as before, as many places from the quotient, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there is a deficiency of figures in the dividend, add cyphers. EXAMPLE. Divide 161.57 by 21.573....
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The American Tutor's Guide: Being a Compendium of Arithmetic. In Six Parts ...

James Thompson - Arithmetic - 1808 - 172 pages
...as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient, point ofFas many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there should be a remainder, or more decimal places in the divisor than the dividend, ciphers may...
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A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the ...

Nicolas Pike - Algebra - 1808 - 480 pages
...in whole numbers, and, from the right hand of the quotient, point off so many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 2. If the places of the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, supply the defeft by prefixing...
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The Teachers Assistant. Or, A System of Practical Arithmetic: Wherein the ...

Arithmetic - 1811 - 198 pages
...as in whole numbers, and from the right handof the iiuotk-iH point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. *-^ If the places of the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect by prefixing...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Electronic books - 1811 - 508 pages
...the dividend, than there are in the divisor, point off as many figures in the quotient for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; the want of places in the quotient being supplied by prefixing ciphers. But if there be more decimal...
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A Course of Mathematics: For the Use of Academies as Well as Private Tuition

Charles Hutton - Mathematics - 1812
...DECIMALS. , DIVIDE as in whole numbers ; and point off in the quotient as many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor*. • The reason of this Rule is evident ; for, since the divisor multiplied by the quotient gives the...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Electronic books - 1814 - 508 pages
...dividend, than there are in the divisor, point off аи many figures in the quotient for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; the want of places in the quotient beingsupplied by prefixing ciphers. But if there be more decimal...
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Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant: Improved and Enlarged, Being a Plain ...

Nathan Daboll - Arithmetic - 1815 - 240 pages
...as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient, point off so many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 2. If the places in the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect by prefixing...
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The Teachers' Assistant, Or, A System of Practical Arithmetic: Wherein the ...

Arithmetic - 1817 - 198 pages
...as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point ofl' as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If the places of the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect by prefixing...
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