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To divide by 10, 100, 1000, etc., it is necessary only to move the decimal point in the dividend as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor.
Fish's Arithmetic Number Two: Oral and Written, Upon the Inductive Method - Page 125
by Daniel W. Fish - 1883 - 352 pages

## Higher Arithmetic: Or, The Science and Application of Numbers; Combining the ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1847 - 426 pages
...&c., is given, the price of one is found by simply removing tlie decimal point in the given cost or dividend, as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. (Art. 331.) 28. Bought 1000 bricks for \$7.20 : what is that apiece ? 29. If 1000 feet of hemlock boards...

## The United States Arithmetic: Designed for Academies and Schools

William Vogdes - Arithmetic - 1847 - 324 pages
...quotient carried on to any degree of exactness. 4. To divide by 10, 100, 1000 or the like, move the point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. The quotient figure is always of the same value with that figure of the dividend, under which the units...

## Higher Arithmetic; Or, The Science and Application of Numbers: Combining the ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1848 - 434 pages
...&c., is given, the price of one is found by simply removing the decimal point in the given cost or dividend, as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. (Art. 331.) 28. Bought 1000 bricks for \$7.20 : what is that apiece? 29. If 1000 feet of hemlock boards...

## Putnam's Arithmetic

Rufus Putnam - Arithmetic - 1849 - 276 pages
...cancel the 15.203 0, and divide by 2. See margin. RULE. When the divisor IMS naughts on the right, remove the decimal point in the dividend as many places to the left as there are naughts on the right of the divisor; cancel the naughts, and divide by the remaining figure or figures....

## American Common-school Arithmetic ...

Rufus Putnam - Arithmetic - 1849 - 402 pages
...since it makes units tenths, tens units, &c. Hence the following RULE. To DIVIDE BY 10, 100, 1000, &c. Remove the decimal point in the dividend as many places to the left as there naughts at the right of the divisor. EXAMPLES. 1. Divide 304617 by 10. Am. 30461.7. By 100; by 1000....

## An Elemtary Arithmetic ...: Serving as an Introduction to the Higher ...

George Roberts Perkins - Arithmetic - 1849 - 346 pages
...•57". We may, obviously, divide any decimal by 10, 100, 1000, &c., by removing the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor : when there are not so many figures at the left of the decimal point, we may prefix ciphers. 10 100...

## An Elementary Arithmetic Serving as an Introduction to the Higher Arithmetic

George Roberts Perkins - Arithmetic - 1850 - 364 pages
...2-223+. 57. We may, obviously, divide any decimal by 10, 100, 1000, &c., by removing the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor ; when there are not so many figures at the left of the decimal point, we may prefix ciphers. 1-212....

## An Elementary Arithmetic Designed for Academies and Schools: Also Serving as ...

George Roberts Perkins - Arithmetic - 1851 - 356 pages
...2-223+. Sf. We may, obviously, divide any decimal by 10, 100, 1000, &c., by removing the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor; when there are not so many figures at the left of the decimal point, we may prefix ciphers. 10 100...