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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.
Ticknor's Mensuration, Or, Square and Triangle: Being a Practical and ... - Page 10
by Almon Ticknor - 1849 - 144 pages

## A system of arithmetic, with the principles of logarithms

Richard Frederick Clarke (the elder.) - 1833 - 158 pages
...as in whole numbers, and point off from the right-hand of the quotient as many figures for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. Here are six decimal places in the dividend (viz. 462837), and two places in the divisor (riz. 35),...

## The North American Arithmetic: Part Second, Uniting Oral and Written ...

Frederick Emerson - Arithmetic - 1835 - 202 pages
...DECIMALS. 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...

## The North American Arithmetic: Part Third, for Advanced Scholars

Frederick Emerson - Arithmetic - 1834 - 300 pages
...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...

## The Western Arithmetic: Or, Pennsylvania and Ohio Accomptant: Being a Plain ...

James L. Connolly (mathematician.) - Arithmetic - 1835 - 250 pages
...those in the dividend ; 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. If the places in the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, prefix as many ciphers to the left hand...

## A Practical and Theoretical System of Arithmetic: Containing Several New ...

George Willson - Arithmetic - 1836 - 202 pages
...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 are...

## Cobb's Explantory Arithmetick, Number Two: Containing the Compound Rules ...

Lyman Cobb - Arithmetic - 1836 - 216 pages
...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...

## A New Introduction to the Science of Algebra ...

Silas Totten - Algebra - 1836 - 320 pages
...RULE. (61.) Divide as in wliolc 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;...

## A Practical and Theoretical System of Arithmetic: Containing a New System of ...

George Willson - Arithmetic - 1838 - 194 pages
...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 more...