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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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Arithmetic: Designed for Academies and Schools, Uniting the Inductive ...

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1847 - 368 pages
...simple numbers, and point off• in the quo. tient, 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. EXAMPLES. 1. Divide 2.3421...
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The English Journal of Education, Volume 1

Education - 1847 - 508 pages
...product, as there are in the multiplicand and multiplier ? And in division, why cut off as many decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ? Answer: — because the rule tells me to do so ; but is this the answer we are to be satisfied with...
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The United States Arithmetic: Designed for Academies and Schools

William Vogdes - Arithmetic - 1847 - 256 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. 2. If the places in the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect by prefixing...
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Higher Arithmetic: Or, The Science and Application of Numbers; Combining the ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1847 - 434 pages
...quotient, In like manner it may be shown universally, that The quotient must have as many decimal figures, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; that is, the decimal places in the divisor and quotient together, must fo equal in number to those...
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Higher Arithmetic; Or, The Science and Application of Numbers: Combining the ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1848 - 422 pages
...FOR DIVISION OF DECIMALS. Divide as in whole numbers, and point off as many figures for decimals in the quotient, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If the quotient does not contain figures enough, supply the deficiency by prefixing ciphers. PROOF....
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Higher Arithmetic, Or, The Science and Application of Numbers: Combining the ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1848 - 432 pages
...like manner it may be shown universally, that / 329. The quotient must have as many decimal figures, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor; that is, the decimal places in the divisor and quotient together, must Ję equal in number to those...
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Ticknor's Mensuration, Or, Square and Triangle: Being a Practical and ...

Almon Ticknor - Measurement - 1849 - 144 pages
...ciphers. DIVISION. RULE. — Divide as in whole numbers, and point off as many figures for decimals in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If the quotient does not contain figures enough, supply the deficiency by prefixing ciphers. To reduce...
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Daboll's Complete Schoolmaster's Assistant: Being a Plain Comprehensive ...

Nathan Daboll, David Austin Daboll - Arithmetic - 1849 - 249 pages
...as in whole numbers, and from the right hand in the quotient point off as many figures for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the •divisor. 2. If the places in the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, supply the deficiency by prefixing...
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American Common-school Arithmetic ...

Rufus Putnam - Arithmetic - 1849 - 404 pages
...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. The dividend must contain at least as many decimal places as the divisor. If it has not so many, annex...
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The University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their ...

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1850 - 412 pages
...as in simple numbers, and point of 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. 2. Divide 4.6842 by 2.11....
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