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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

The Youth's Assistant in Theoretic[!] and Practical Arithmetic ...

Zadock Thompson - Arithmetic - 1832 - 186 pages
...dividend. RULE. 128. Write down the divisor aud dividend, and divide aa in whole numbers. Point off ait many places for decimals from the right hand of the...— If there are not so many figures in the quotient aa the number of decimal places required, supply the deficiency by prefixing ciphers. 2. — Should...

A New System of Arithmetick: In which the Rules are Familiarly Demonstrated ...

William Ruger - Arithmetic - 1832 - 288 pages
...that the multiplier bears to a unit. How do you point off in division of derimate? A. As many figures from the right hand of the quotient, as the decimal...places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. When you divide by a pure decimal, is the quotient greater or less than the dividend? A. Greater Why...

Cobb's Explanatory Arithmetick, Number Two: Containing the Compound Rules ...

Lyman Cobb - Arithmetic - 1832 - 228 pages
...whole numbers, and as many figures must be pointed off from the right hand of the quotient for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. When the decimal places in the quotient are not enough, ciphers must be prefixed to the left hand of...

A system of arithmetic, with the principles of logarithms

Richard Frederick Clarke (the elder.) - 1833 - 158 pages
...as in whole numbers, and point off from the right-hand of the quotient as many figures for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. Here are six decimal places in the dividend (viz. 462837), and two places in the divisor (riz. 35),...

The Common School Arithmetic: Prepared for the Use of Academies and Common ...

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1833 - 270 pages
...in simple numbers, and point off in the quotient, from the right hand, so many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; and if there are not so many, supply the deficiency by prefixing ciphers. Est. Divide 1,38483 by...

The North American Arithmetic: Uniting Oral and Written Exercises, in ...

Frederick Emerson - Arithmetic - 1834 - 202 pages
...DECIMALS. Divide as in whole numbers ; and in the quotient, point off as many figures for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor; that is, make the decimal places in the divisor and quotient counted together, equal to the decimal...

The North American Arithmetic: Part Third, for Advanced Scholars

Frederick Emerson - Arithmetic - 1834 - 300 pages
...divisor. RULE Divide as in whole numbers; and in the quotient, point off as many figures for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor; that is, make the decimal places in the divisor and quotient counted together, equal to the 'decimal...

The Western Arithmetic: Or, Pennsylvania and Ohio Accomptant: Being a Plain ...

James L. Connolly (mathematician.) - Arithmetic - 1835 - 250 pages
...those in the dividend ; 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. If the places in the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, prefix as many ciphers to the left...