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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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The Principles of Arithmetic ...

Joseph Ray - 1856
...95. Kule 1 is generally used when the numbers are small; but when they are large, apply RULE II. — Divide the greater number by the less, and the divisor...divisor by the last remainder, till nothing remains; the last divisor will be the greatest common divisor sought. Find the greatest common divisor of 24...
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New Practical Arithmetic: In which the Science and Its Applications are ...

Henry Bartlett Maglathlin - Arithmetic - 1873 - 336 pages
...compact form than the first. 12-1. Hence, to find the greatest common divisor of two numbers, we may Divide the greater number by the less, and the divisor by the remainder, and so on, until there is no remainder; the last divisor will be the greatest common divisor. 9. Find the greatest...
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A Complete Arithmetic: Uniting Mental and Written Exercises in a Natural ...

Emerson Elbridge White - Arithmetic - 1870 - 340 pages
...be the greatest common divisor. 2. To find the greatest common divisor of two numbers by division, Divide the greater number by the less, and the divisor by the remainder, and the second divisor by the second remainder, and so on, until there is no remainder. The last divisor...
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A Complete Arithmetic, Oral and Written

Malcolm MacVicar - Arithmetic - 1876 - 394 pages
...by division. 15. Why must we finally get a common divisor if the greater of two numbers be divided by the less, and the divisor by the remainder, and so on ? 16. What is a Multiple? The Least Common Multiple ? 17. Explain how the Least Common Multiple of...
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Ray's New Practical Arithmetic: A Rev. Ed. of the Practical Arithmetic

Joseph Ray - Arithmetic - 1877 - 336 pages
...42; it is, there- 1 2 fore, their GCD (Prin.). Bule. — 1. Divide the greater number by the less, the divisor by the remainder, and so on, always dividing the last divisor by the last remainder, until nothing remains. 2. The last divisor mil be the greatest common divisor. REM. — To find the...
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The New American Arithmetic, Part 2

Samuel Mecutchen, George Mornton Sayre - 1877
...wnich, as it is contained in 10 an exact JQ number of times, is the greatest common divisor. RULE. Divide the greater number by the less, and the divisor by the remainder, and so continue till there is no remainder. The last divisor will be the greatest common divisor. Note. —...
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Ray's New Higher Arithmetic: A Revised Edition of the Higher Arithmetic

Joseph Ray - Arithmetic - 1880 - 408 pages
...number that will divide 4, 8, 20, 328, 348, and 1024, and is the GCD _8)20(_2_ 16 GCD 4i8 2 Bule. — Divide the greater number by the less, and the divisor...divisor by the last remainder, till nothing remains; the last divisor will be the greatest common divisor sought. NOTE. — A condensed form of operation...
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Ray's New Higher Arithmetic: A Revised Edition of the Higher Arithmetic

Joseph Ray - Arithmetic - 1880 - 408 pages
...that will divide 4, 8, 20, 328, 348, and 1024, and is the GCD 8)20(2 Hi GCD 4)8 Rule. — Divide Hie greater number by the less, and the divisor by the remainder, and so on; always dividing tiie last divisor by the last remainder, till nothing remains; the last divisor will be tiie greatest...
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Graded Problems in Arithmetic and Mensuration

Samuel Mecutchen - Arithmetic - 1880 - 232 pages
...improper fractions. Invert the divisor, and proceed as in multiplication. GREATEST COMMON DIVISOR. Divide the greater number by the less, and the divisor by the remainder, and so continue till there is no remainder. The last divisor will be the greatest common divisor. LEAST COMMON...
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Graded Problems in Arithmetic and Mensuration

Samuel Mecutchen - Arithmetic - 1880 - 232 pages
...improper fractions. Invert the divisor, and proceed as in multiplication. GREATEST COMMON DIVISOR. Divide the greater number by the less, and the divisor by the remainder, and so continue till there is no remainder. The last divisor will be the greatest common divisor. LEAST COMMON...
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