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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 North American Practical School Arithmetic: Particularly Adapted to the ...

David Price - Arithmetic - 1858 - 266 pages
...Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right of the quotient point off as many figures for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor : if you have not enough figures in the quotient, supply the deficiency by prefixing ciphers. How do...

Mensuration and Practical Geometry: Containing Tables of Weights and ...

Charles Haynes Haswell - Measurement - 1858 - 350 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...

School Arithmetic: Analytical and Practical

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1858 - 348 pages
...in simple numbers, and point off in the quotient, from the right hand, as 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....

The Artillerists̓ Manual, and British Soldiers̓ Compendium

Frederick Augustus Griffiths - Artillery - 1859 - 426 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 decimal places of the quotient are not so many as the above rule requires, the deficiency...

The Progressive Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Theory of Numbers, in ...

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Arithmetic - 1859 - 362 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 in...

Higher Arithmetic : Or, The Science and Application of Numbers: Combining ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1860 - 446 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....

The art and practical application of arithmetic, by J.& T. Flint

John Flint (inspector of schools.) - 1862 - 152 pages
...6-3740. DIVISION. Divide as in whole numbers, and for decimals point off from the quotient as many places as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. When the decimal places in the divisor exceed those in the dividend, before commencing to divide, annex...

The Practical Model Calculator, for the Engineer, Mechanic, Machinist ...

Oliver Byrne - Engineering - 1863 - 600 pages
...RL-LE. — 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 by...