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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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An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, with Improved Lunar Tables ...

Janet Taylor - Nautical astronomy - 1851 - 674 pages
...DIVISION OF DECIMALS. Divide as in whole numbers, observing to point off as many decimal places in the quotient, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there be not as many figures in the quotient as are equal to that excess, supply the deficiency...
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The scholar's guide to arithmetic; or, A complete exercise-book

John Bonnycastle - 1851 - 314 pages
...in whole numbers, and point off, from the right-hand of the quotient, as many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; observing, if there be not so many as the rule requires, to supply the defect by prefixing ciphers....
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The Practical Model Calculator: For the Engineer, Mechanic, Machinist ...

Oliver Byrne - Engineering - 1851 - 310 pages
...DECIMALS. RULE. — 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. . When the places of the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, let the defect be supplied...
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A Theoretical and Practical Arithmetic: Designed for Common Schools and ...

Daniel Leach - Arithmetic - 1851 - 280 pages
...Divide as in whole . numbers, and point off from the right of the quotient as many figures for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; and if there be not as many, make the number equal by prefixing ciphers to the quotient. PROOF. Division...
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The Excise Officer's Manual: Being a Practical Introduction to the Business ...

Joseph Bateman - Excise tax - 1852 - 376 pages
...these partial products point off the assigned number DECIMAL AND MENTAL ARITHMETIC. [CHAP. I. decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; or in other words to sce that the divisor and of decimal places. The example in the margin, which...
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Engineers' and Mechanics' Pocket-book ...

Charles Haynes Haswell - Engineering - 1853 - 318 pages
...DECIMALS. RULE. — 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 ; but if there are not so many places, supply the deficiency by prefixing ciphers. EXAMPLE.— Divide...
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A Theoretical and Practical Arithmetic: Designed for Common Schools and ...

Daniel Leach - Arithmetic - 1853 - 622 pages
...Divide as in whole numbers, and point off from the right of the quotient as many figures for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; and if there be not as many, make the number equal by prefixing ciphers to the quotient. PROOF. Division...
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A Practical and Theoretical Arithmetic: Designed for the Use of Schools and ...

Charles D. Lawrence - Arithmetic - 1854 - 336 pages
...Divide as in whole numbers ; and point off from the right hand of the quotient as many decimal places, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. When the number of figures in the quotient is less than the number of decimal placet! in the dividend,...
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Carrick's commercial calculator

Andrew Carrick (accountant.) - Ready-reckoners - 1856 - 34 pages
...Divide as in whole numbers, and for decimals, from the right of the quotient, point off as та' figures as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; when there are not so many figures i quotient, supply the defect by prefixing ciphers ; or, 18 DECIMAI....
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Practical Arithmetic, by Induction and Analysis

Joseph Ray - Arithmetic - 1857 - 348 pages
...there are decimals in both divisor and quotient. Art. 181 : hence, There must be as many decimals in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 1. Divide 2.125 by 5 tenths. SOLUTION.— Divide as in Simple Numbers; KXO^O"*' then, since there are...
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