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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 Youth's Assistant in Theoretic and Practical Arithmetic: Designed for ... - Page 31
by Zadock Thompson - 1838 - 164 pages
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Robinson's New Rudiments of Arithmetic

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Arithmetic - 1892 - 236 pages
...as in whole members, 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. 1. If the number of figures in the quotient is less than the excess of the decimal places in the dividend...
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The Indiana School Journal, Volume 38

Education - 1893 - 1066 pages
...is done by moving the decimal point one place to the right. This g-ives "as many decimal places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor;" a fact that pupils will soon discover for themselves if led aright. This process also settles the question...
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Robinson's New Higher Arithmetic: For High Schools, Academies, and ...

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Arithmetic - 1895 - 526 pages
...Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point of as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. NOTEĽ. — 1. If the number of flijurei In the quotient I* less than tho excess of the decimal places In the dividend...
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A Common School Arithmetic

Bothwell Graham - Arithmetic - 1895 - 238 pages
...numerator of the divisor. II. To find the denominator of the quotient. Point off as many decimal places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor; when necessary, prefix zeros to supply the deficiency. Perform the indicated operations and verify...
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An Elementary Course of Instruction for Mine Foremen and Pit Bosses

Floyd Davis - Mining engineering - 1900 - 148 pages
...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. Q. 27. If j 3 0 of a ton of coal is worth $1J, what is a ton worth? A. 1J when reduced to an improper...
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Practical Exercises in Commercial Arithmetic

Charles E. Sayward - Business mathematics - 1908 - 188 pages
...quotient. To divide by a decimal. RULE. — Divide as in whole numbers. Point off as many places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor, or add as many ciphers' to the quotient as the decimal places in the divisor exceed those in the dividend....
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The Ohio Educational Monthly, Volume 58

Education - 1909 - 720 pages
...usually given about as follows : "Divide as in simple numbers, and point off as many decimal places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor." In following this rule, it is impossible to determine where the decimal point in the quotient belongs...
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Railway Signaling, Volume 1

School of Railway Signaling (Utica, N.Y.) - Railroads - 1910 - 444 pages
...division of whole numbers. As many decimal places are pointed off in the quotient, beginning at the right, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor, prefixing ciphers if necessary. 238. PROBLEMS.—(1) Divide .425 by 5. SOLUTION.— divisor 5).425...
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The International Operating Engineer, Volumes 29-30

Mechanical engineering - 1916 - 902 pages
...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. NOTES. — 1. If the number of figures in the quotient be less than the excess of the decimal places...
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Practical Exercises in Commercial Arithmetic

Business mathematics - 1917 - 194 pages
...quotient. To divide by a decimal. KULE. — Divide as in whole numbers. Point off as many places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor, or add as many ciphers to the quotient as the decimal places in the divisor exceed those in the dividend....
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