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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.
Connolly's Arithmetic: Or, The Ohio Accomptant: Being a Plain Practical ... - Page 141
by James L. Connolly (mathematician.) - 1829 - 250 pages

## A New System of Mercantile Arithmetic: Adapted to the Commerce of the United ...

Michael Walsh - Arithmetic - 1801 - 268 pages
...21. 197 feet clear boards 2 per foot 3 94 ' f DIVISION OF DECIMALS. RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off...decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed thofe of the divilbr. If the places of the quotient are not fo many as the rule requires, fupply the...

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

Mathematics - 1801 - 426 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 - 352 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 - 1805 - 390 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. 2...

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

James Thompson - Arithmetic - 1808 - 172 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 be...

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

Nicolas Pike - Algebra - 1808 - 468 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...

## 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...

## Adams's New Arithmetic: Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1810 - 180 pages
...to establish the following RULE. In the division of decimal fractions, divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off' as many figure• for decimals as the decimal figures in the dividend exceed those in the divisor, and \f there...