Books Books 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 ## A Common School Arithmetic

Bothwell Graham - Arithmetic - 1895 - 238 pages
...divisor, and the denominator may be obtained by pointing off as many decimal places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. NOTE. — If the decimal places, or zeros, in the denominator of the dividend be fewer than those in... ## An Elementary Course of Instruction for Mine Foremen and Pit Bosses

Floyd Davis - Mining engineering - 1900 - 148 pages
...invert the terms of the divisor and proceed as in multiplication of fractions. In case of decimals, divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand...places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. Q. 27. If j 3 0 of a ton of coal is worth \$1J, what is a ton worth? A. 1J when reduced to an improper... ## Intermediate Arithmetic

William James Milne - Arithmetic - 1900 - 236 pages
...evident that : In dividing decimals, we divide as if the numbers were integers, and from the right of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the number of decimal places in the dividend exceeds the number in the divisor. 1. If the quotient does... ## The Model Elementary Arithmeti:c: Oral and Written, Part 2

Edward Gideon - Arithmetic - 1902 - 182 pages
...Change a Common Fraction to a Decimal. Annex ciphers to the numerator, and divide by the denominator ; and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals its there were decimal ciphers annexed. The quotient will be the decimal required. Problems. Change... ## Arithmetic for Business with Short Methods and Rapid Calculations in All ...

Jacob Henry Minick, Clement Carrington Gaines - Business mathematics - 1904 - 412 pages
...quotient point off as many figures as the number of decimal places in the dividend exceeds the number in the divisor. 1. If the number of figures in the quotient is less than the number of decimal places to be pointed off, prefix ciphers to make as many. 2. Before... ## Practical Exercises in Commercial Arithmetic

Charles E. Sayward - Business mathematics - 1908 - 188 pages
...divide by a decimal. RULE. — Divide as in whole numbers. Point off as many places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor, or add as many ciphers' to the quotient as the decimal places in the divisor exceed those in the dividend.... ## The Ohio Educational Monthly, Volume 58

Education - 1909 - 720 pages
...about as follows : "Divide as in simple numbers, and point off as many decimal places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor." In following this rule, it is impossible to determine where the decimal point in the quotient belongs... ## Railway Signaling, Volume 1

School of Railway Signaling (Utica, N.Y.) - Railroads - 1910 - 444 pages
...division of whole numbers. As many decimal places are pointed off in the quotient, beginning at the right, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor, prefixing ciphers if necessary. 238. PROBLEMS.—(1) Divide .425 by 5. SOLUTION.— divisor 5).425... ## The International Operating Engineer, Volumes 29-30

Mechanical engineering - 1916 - 902 pages
...many ciphers as the number in the dividend exceeds those m the divisor. Hence the following : RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand...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... 