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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
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The North American Arithmetic: Part Third, for Advanced Scholars

Frederick Emerson - Arithmetic - 1834 - 300 pages
...places in the divisor. RULE Divide as in whole numbers; and in the quotient, point off as many figures for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor; that is, make the decimal places in the divisor and quotient counted together, equal to the 'decimal...
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The American Student's Guide: Containing a Compendious System of Theoretical ...

George Alfred - Arithmetic - 1834 - 336 pages
...as will make the decimal places thereof equal to those in the divisor at least. 2. Divide precisely as in whole numbers, and, from the right hand of the quotient, point off so many figures for decimals, as the decimal places of the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 3....
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The North American Arithmetic: Part Second, Uniting Oral and Written ...

Frederick Emerson - Arithmetic - 1832 - 344 pages
...FOR DIVISION OF DECIMALS. Divide as Ml whole numbers ; and in the quotient, point off as many figures for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor; that is, make the decimal places in the divisor and quotient counted together, equal to the decimal...
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The Western Arithmetic: Or, Pennsylvania and Ohio Accomptant: Being a Plain ...

James L. Connolly (mathematician.) - Arithmetic - 1835 - 250 pages
...that the decimal places of the quotient and divisor be equal in niimber with those in the dividend ; and from the right hand of the quotient point off...places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If the places in the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, prefix as many ciphers to the left...
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A Practical and Theoretical System of Arithmetic: Containing Several New ...

George Willson - Arithmetic - 1836 - 202 pages
...DIVISION OP DECIMALS. RULE. Divide as in whole numbers ; and point off from the right of the quotient as many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there are not as many places in the quotient as the rulo requires, prefix ciphers. * When there...
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A New System of Arithmetick: In which the Rules are Familiarly Demonstrated ...

William Ruger (A.B.) - Arithmetic - 1836 - 274 pages
...pure decimal, which is less than a unit, can evidently be subtracted oftener than a unit. RULE. — Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient, point off as many figures for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; if there be...
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Cobb's Explantory Arithmetick, Number Two: Containing the Compound Rules ...

Lyman Cobb - Arithmetic - 1836 - 216 pages
...divided as whole numbers, and as many figures must be pointed off from the right hand of the quotient for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. When the decimal places in the quotient are not enough, ciphers must be prefixed to the left hand of...
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A New Introduction to the Science of Algebra...

Silas Totten - Algebra - 1836 - 362 pages
...OF DECIMALS. RULE. (51.) Divide as in whole numbers, and point off, in the quotient, as many figures for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. The reason for this rule is evident, for the quotient multiplied by the divisor, must produce the dividend...
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The Mercantile Arithmetic: Adapted to the Commerece of the United States, in ...

Michael Walsh - Arithmetic - 1838 - 327 pages
...Multiply two thousand and four and two tenths by twentyseven. Ans. 54113,4. DIVISION OF DECIMALS. RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand...as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those of the divisor. If the places of the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect...
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A Practical and Theoretical System of Arithmetic: Containing a New System of ...

George Willson - Arithmetic - 1838 - 194 pages
...DIVISION OF DECIMALS. RULE. Divide as in whole numbers ; and point off from the right of the quotient as many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there are not as many places in the quotient as the rule requires, prefix ciphers. When there are...
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