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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.
Robinson's New Practical Arithmetic for Common Schools and Academies - Page 134
by Horatio Nelson Robinson - 1892 - 416 pages

## Adams's New Arithmetic: Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1810 - 180 pages
...examples and remarks are sufficient to establish the following RULE. In the division of decimal fractions, divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off' as many figure• for decimals as the decimal figures in the dividend exceed those in the divisor, and \f there...

## The Teachers Assistant. Or, A System of Practical Arithmetic: Wherein the ...

Arithmetic - 1811 - 198 pages
...DIVISION OF DECIMALS. < "i « RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right handof the iiuotk-iH point off as many places for decimals as the decimal...places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. *-^ If the places of the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect by prefixing...

## The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1811 - 592 pages
...decimals in the dividend, than there are in the divisor, point off as many figures in the quotient for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; the want of places in the quotient being supplied by prefixing ciphers. But if there be more decimal...

## A Course of Mathematics: For the Use of Academies as Well as ..., Volume 1

Charles Hutton - Mathematics - 1812
...in the product. DIVISION OP 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 reason of this Rule is evident ; for, since the divisor multiplied by the quotient gives the...

## The Scholar's Arithmetic: Or, Federal Accountant: Containing, I. Common ...

Daniel Adams - Arithmetic - 1812 - 216 pages
...in the divifor and quotient counted together mud be always equal to thofe in die dividend, therefore divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient, point off fo many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed thofe in the divifor. " 2....

## The American Arithmetic: Adapted to the Currency of the United States; to ...

Oliver Welch - Arithmetic - 1857 - 244 pages
...come to at \$1-12 cts. per bushel ? Ans. \$72-24- cts. DIVISION OF DECIMALS. RULE. — Divide exactly as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many figures 'for decimals, as the decimal figures inthe dividend exceed' the decimal figures; in the dU...

## The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Electronic books - 1814 - 508 pages
...decimals in the dividend, than there are in the divisor, point off аи many figures in the quotient for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; the want of places in the quotient beingsupplied by prefixing ciphers. But if there be more decimal...

## Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant: Improved and Enlarged. Being a Plain ...

Nathan Daboll - Arithmetic - 1815 - 240 pages
...the divisor and fjaotient counted together, must always be equal to those in the dividend, therefore divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient, point off so many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 2....