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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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Mental and Practical Arithmetic: Designed for the Use of Academies and Schools

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1838 - 292 pages
...following RULE. Divide as in simple numbers, and point off in the quotient, from the right hand, so 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. Q. If one decimal fraction...
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The Western Practical Arithmetic: Wherein the Rules are Illustrated, and ...

Arithmetic - 1838 - 204 pages
....041287 Product 1762.35 265.355 28.399112 768.32 .000855 .016004 .00008591 DIVISION OF DECIMALS. HULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient, separate as many figures for decimals as the decimal figures of the dividend exceed those of the divisor....
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The Complete Mathematical and General Navigation Tables: Including Every ...

Thomas Kerigan - Nautical astronomy - 1838
...the same manner as in whole numbers j observing to point off as many decimal places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor : — But if there be not as many figures in the quotient as there are in that excess, the deficiency...
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Arithmetic, in which the Principles of Operating by Numbers are Analytically ...

Daniel Adams - 1839 - 268 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 figures for decimals, as the decimal figures in the dividend exceed those in the divisor, and if there...
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The artillerist's manual, and compendium of infantry exercise

Frederick Augustus Griffiths - 1839 - 352 pages
...deficiency. Division of 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...
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An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, with Improved Lunar Tables ...

Janet Taylor - Nautical astronomy - 1851 - 702 pages
...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 Practical Model Calculator: For the Engineer, Mechanic, Machinist ...

Oliver Byrne - Engineering - 1852 - 600 pages
...650510 DIVISION OF 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 divisorWhen the places of the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, let the defect be supplied...
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The Excise Officer's Manual: Being a Practical Introduction to the Business ...

Joseph Bateman - Excise tax - 1852 - 372 pages
...sum of 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
...2508.92806. DIVISION OF 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 - 626 pages
...120. RULE. 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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