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" Divide the greater number by the less, and that divisor by the remainder, and so on, always dividing the last divisor by the last remainder, till nothing remain. "
The Youth's Assistant in Theoretic and Practical Arithmetic: Designed for ... - Page 89
by Zadock Thompson - 1848 - 168 pages
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Arithmetic on the Productive System: Accompanied by a Key and Cubical Blocks

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - Arithmetic - 1843 - 312 pages
...therefore, we have the following,— GENERAL RULE. 16. Divide the greater number by the less, and that divisor by the remainder, and so on; always dividing...divisor by the last remainder, till nothing remains; the last divisor is the greatest common divisor required. 17. When the last divisor is 1, the given...
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Daboll's Complete Schoolmaster's Assistant Being a Plain Comprehensive ...

Nathan Daboll - Arithmetic - 1843 - 240 pages
...fold the greatest common divisor of two numbers RULE. Divide the greater number by the less, and this divisor by the remainder, and so on, always dividing...the last divisor by the last remainder till nothing remain ; and the last divisor will be the common divisor. EXAMPLES. We q number by the least, and the...
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The Columbian Calculator; Being a Practical and Concise System of Decimal ...

Almon Ticknor - Arithmetic - 1846 - 264 pages
...or more numbers. RULE. 1. If there be two numbers • only, divide the greater by the less, and this divisor by the remainder, and so on, always dividing the last divisor by the remainder, till nothing remains, then. will the last divisor be the greatest common measure required....
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Arithmetic: In which the Principles of Operating by Numbers are Analytically ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1848 - 312 pages
...Tojind the greatest common measure of two numbers, RULE. Divide the greater number by the less, and that divisor by the remainder, and so on, always dividing the last divisor by the lust remainder, till nothing remain. . The last divisor will be the greatest common divisor required....
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Daboll's Complete Schoolmaster's Assistant: Being a Plain Comprehensive ...

Nathan Daboll, David Austin Daboll - Arithmetic - 1849 - 249 pages
...find the greatest common divisor of two numbers RULE. Divide the greater number by the less; and this divisor "by the remainder, and so on, always dividing the last divi•sor by the last r.vn?.inder till nothing remain ; and the last divisor will be the common divisor. EXAMPLES. t We Divide...
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ARITHMETIC ON THE PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

ROSWELL C. SMITH - 1850
...therefore, we have the following, — GENERAL RULE. 16. Divide the greater number by the less, and that divisor by the remainder ; and so on ; always dividing...divisor by the last remainder, till nothing remains ; the last divisor is the greatest common divisor required. 17. When the last divisor is 1, the given...
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First book of arithmetic for the use of schools

Commissioners of National Education in Ireland - Arithmetic - 1850 - 143 pages
...number be wished for that may bring the fraction to its lowest terms at once, divide the greater term by the less, and the divisor by the remainder ; and so on, dividing each divisor by the last remainder till nothing remains. The last divisor is the number by...
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First book of arithmetic for the use of schools. [With] Key

Ireland commissioners of nat. educ - 1850
...number be wished for that may bring the fraction to its lowest terms at once, divide the greater term by the less, and the divisor by the remainder ; and so on, dividing each divisor by the last remainder till nothing remains. The last divisor is the number by...
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Rudimentary Treatise on Arithmetic

John Radford Young - Arithmetic - 1852 - 192 pages
...divisor a new dividend ; then make the second remainder a divisor, and the preceding divisor a dividend, and so on, always dividing the last divisor by the last remainder till the remainder disappears, or becomes 0. The divisor •which thus leaves no remainder is the G. c....
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Rudiment: Treatise on Arithmetic, with Key, Volume 2

J. R. Young - 1854
...divisor a new dividend ; then make the second remainder a divisor, and the preceding divisor a dividend, and so on, always dividing the last divisor by the last remainder till the remainder disappears, or becomes 0. The divisor which thus leaves no remainder is the G. c. M....
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