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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

## Elementary Arithmetic, Oral and Written

William Guy Peck - Arithmetic - 1878 - 240 pages
...Divide 6 by .003. 12. Divide 28.475 by .0005. To divide by 10, 100, etc., we move the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. 13. Divide 37.41 by 10. 15. Divide 843.7 by 1000. 14. Divide 341.6 by 100. 16. Divide 83.86 by 100....

## A Text-book of Arithmetic for the Use of Higher Class Schools

Sir Thomas Muir - Arithmetic - 1878 - 378 pages
...211 Our notation being decimal, division by a power of 10 amounts merely to shifting the units' mark in the dividend as many places to the left as there are zeros in the divisor, «*i 38.723 + 100 =-38723 2.4 -5-ioooo =.00024 16000-5-1000 =16 16000-}- 1000000=....

## Elementary Arithmetic

John Homer French - 1878 - 234 pages
...II. When the divisor is a decimal or a mixed number. 1. Omit the decimal point from the divisor, and remove the decimal point in the dividend as many places to the right as the original divisor contains decimal figures. 2. Divide and place the decimal point in the...

## Ray's Elementary Arithmetic: Embracing Mental and Written Exercises, for ...

Joseph Ray - Arithmetic - 1879 - 200 pages
...ciphers in the multiplier. 2. A number is reduced to a HIGHER denomination by removing the decimal point as many places to the LEFT as there are ciphers in the divisor. MEASURES OP LENGTH. 109. The Meter is the unit of length ; it is legal in the United States at 39.37...

## Elementary Arithmetic and how to Teach it

George Ricks - Arithmetic - 1879 - 420 pages
...deduce the rule : — To dinde a decimal fraction by 10, or any power of 10, shift the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. To DIVIDE A DECIMAL FRACTION BY ANY OTHER DECIMAL FRACTION. FIRST METHOD. Example 1.— Divide -068921...

## Howard's Art of Computation and Golden Rule for Equation of Payments for ...

C. Frusher Howard - Ready-reckoners - 1879 - 134 pages
...«x5=?=6i. To divide by any number expressed by 1 and any number of ciphers, remove the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. 74864 -=-1000 =74.864 DECIMALS. The system of Decimal fractions is so pre-eminently simple, that when...

## New Elementary Arithmetic: Embracing Mental and Written Exercises for ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Arithmetic - 1879 - 238 pages
...by 10, cutting off two figures divides it by 100, etc. The Decimal Point (Art. 24), by being removed as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor, may be used to denote where the cutting off is made, and the remainder will be the part on the right...

## Bradbury's Eaton's Practical Arithmetic: Combining Oral and Written Exercises

William Frothingham Bradbury - Arithmetic - 1879 - 392 pages
...etc., to divide by 10, 100, 1000, or 1 with any number of ciphers annexed, Bule. Move the decimal point as many places to the left as there are ciphers in the divisor. NOTE 1. In order to move the decimal point the required number of places to the left, it may be necessary...