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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 University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their ... - Page 154
by Charles Davies - 1846 - 399 pages

## Mathematics: Compiled from the Best Authors and Intended to be the ..., Volume 1

Mathematics - 1801 - 446 pages
...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...

## The New Complete System of Arithmetic: Composed for the Use of the Citizens ...

Nicolas Pike - Arithmetic - 1802 - 350 pages
...dividend, therefore divide as in whole numbers, and, from the right hand of the quotient, point off fo many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed thofe in the divifor. 2. íf the places of the quotient be not fo many as the rule requires, fupply...

## The shipwright's vade-mecum [by D. Steel].

David Steel - History - 1805 - 392 pages
...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....

## A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the ...

Nicolas Pike - Algebra - 1808 - 470 pages
...dividend, therefore divide 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 of the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, supply the defeft by prefixing...

## The American Tutor's Guide: Being a Compendium of Arithmetic. In Six Parts ...

James Thompson - Arithmetic - 1808 - 176 pages
...DECIMALS. AULE — Divide 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...

## A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the ...

Nicolas Pike - Arithmetic - 1809 - 312 pages
...dividend ; therefore, divide as in whole humbsrs, and, from the right hand of the quotient point off Co many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed thofe in the divifor. 2. If the places of the quotient be not fo many as the rule requires, fupply...

## The Teachers Assistant. Or, A System of Practical Arithmetic: Wherein the ...

Arithmetic - 1811 - 210 pages
...DECIMALS. < "i « RULE. Divide 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...

## A Course of Mathematics ...: Composed for the Use of the Royal Military ...

Charles Hutton - Mathematics - 1811 - 406 pages
...in the product. DIVISION OF 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*. - luu' * The reason of this Rule is evident; for, since the divisor multiplied by the quotient gives...