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" To divide by 10, 100, 1000, etc., it is necessary only to move the decimal point in the dividend as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. "
Fish's Arithmetic Number Two: Oral and Written Upon the Inductive Method - Page 125
by Daniel W. Fish - 1883
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The Popular Educator, Volumes 1-2; Volume 12

Geography - 1867
...= Vu'jV = 34-567. Similarly, to divide a decimal by any power of 10, wo must move the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. If there are more ciphers in the divissr than there are places in the decimal, we must prefix a sufficient...
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A Complete System of Theoretical and Mercantile Arithmetic: Comprehending a ...

George G. Carey - Arithmetic - 1818 - 574 pages
...quotient carried to any degree of exactness required. 3. To divide by any number that has ciphers annexed, remove the decimal point in the dividend, as many places to the left hand as there arc ciphers on the right of the divisor. *.l. The number of decimal places in the divisor...
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The Elements of Arithmetic

Augustus De Morgan - Algebra - 1830 - 160 pages
...decimal by a decimal number, such as 10, 100, 1000, &c. is performed by merely moving the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the decimal number. If there are not enough places in the dividend to allow of this, annex ciphers to the...
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The principles of arithmetic. [Followed by] The principles of algebra

Wales Christopher Hotson - 1842 - 306 pages
...H- 142 = * 142 = = .0257. If the divisor be an integer of the form 1000..., remove the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. Ex. 4. 78.5 -r 10 — 7.85, 57.46 -:- 1000 = .05746. When the dividend has not so many decimal places...
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The Elements of Arithmetic ... in which Decimal and Integral Arithmetic are ...

Pliny Earle Chase - 1844 - 164 pages
...succes. 280 sion. 7.0 When there are Os at the right-hand 7.0 of the divisor, we may cut them off, and remove the decimal point in the dividend as many places to the left as we cut of Os. Divide 27506 by 1300. 13|00) 275.06 (21 1300 is equal to 13 times 100. Cutting 26 off...
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A key to the commercial arithmetic

James Morrison (accountant.) - 1845 - 324 pages
...before. (8.) Q. How do you divide by 10, 100, 1000, or the like ? A. I only remove the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor ; prefixing ciphers, if necessary, to make up the number of places. (9.) Q. How do you divide any number...
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An Elementary Arithmetic ...: Serving as an Introduction to the Higher ...

George Roberts Perkins - Arithmetic - 1846 - 258 pages
...+ . 4O. We may, obviously, divide any decimal by 10, 100, 1000, &c., by removing the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor ; when tb«re are not so many figures to the left of the decimal point, we may prefix ciphers. "10...
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The Columbian Calculator: Being a Practical and Concise System of Decimal ...

Almon Ticknor - Arithmetic - 1846 - 274 pages
...number is to be divided by 10, 100, 1000, &c., the division is made by removing* the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor ; and if there be not so many figures on the left ipf the decimal point, the deficiency must be supplied...
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Text-book of arithmetic, for the use of teachers

John Hunter (of Uxbridge.) - 1847 - 264 pages
...annexed, is used as a divisor, the quotient may be represented by merely shifting the decimal point of the dividend as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. Thus, 860 -f. 100 = 860-0 -r- 100 = 8-6; 45 -f- 1000 = 45-0 4- 1000 = -045; 23-47 4- 10000 = -002347....
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Higher Arithmetic: Or, The Science and Application of Numbers; Combining the ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1847 - 422 pages
...pounds, &c., s given, the price of one is found by simply removing the decimal point in the given cost or dividend, as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. (Art. 331.) 28. Bought 1000 bricks for $7.20 : what is that apiece? 29. If 1000 feet of hemlock boards...
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