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Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and write the result as the first term of the quotient. Multiply the whole divisor by the first term of the quotient, and subtract the product from the dividend.
Elementary Algebra - Page 106
by George William Myers, George Edward Atwood - 1916 - 338 pages

## An elementary course of practical mathematics, Part 2

James Elliot - 1850 - 116 pages
...divisor and the dividend according to the powers of some one letter contained in them : then divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, for the first term of the quotient. Multiply the whole divisor by the term thus found. Subtract the...

## A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Algebra: In which the Excellencies ...

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Algebra - 1850 - 364 pages
...the following rule will become obvious by its great similarity to division in numbers. RULE. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and set the result in the quotient.* Multiply the whole divisor by the quotient thus found, and subtract...

## Elementary Algebra: For the Use of Schools

William Smyth - Algebra - 1851 - 272 pages
...reference to some common letter, we have the following rule for the division of polynomials : 1°. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and set the result, with its proper sign, as the first term of the quotient. 2°. Multiply the divisor...

## Bonnycastle's Introduction to Algebra: Containing the Indeterminate and ...

John Bonnycastle - Algebra - 1851 - 288 pages
...each of them so, that the higher power of .one of the letters may stand before the lower. Then divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and set the result in the quotient, with its proper sign, or simply by itself, if it be affirmative....

## Ray's Algebra Part Second: An Analytical Treatise, Designed for High Schools ...

Joseph Ray - Algebra - 1852 - 410 pages
...divisor with reference to a certain letter, and place the divisor on the right of the dividend. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor ; the result will be the first term of the quotient. Multiply the divisor by this term, and subtract...

## A Practical Treatise on Algebra: Designed for the Use of Students in High ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Algebra - 1852 - 352 pages
...each quantity, so that the highest powers of one of the letters may stand before the lower. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and set the result in the quotient with its proper sign. Multiply the whole divisor by the terms thus...

## Ray's Algebra, Part First: On the Analytic and Inductive Methods of ...

Joseph Ray - Algebra - 1848 - 248 pages
...From the preceding, we derive the RULE, FOR THE DIVISION OF ONE POLYNOMIAL BY ANOTHER. Divide tlie first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, the result will be the first term of the quotient. Multiply the dicisor by this term, and subtract...

## Orr's Circle of the Sciences: The mathematical sciences

William Somerville Orr - Science - 1854 - 532 pages
...and divisor, thus arranged, being placed as dividend and divisor, are placed in arithmetic, divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor ; the result is the first term of the quotient. 3. Then, as in arithmetic, multiply the whole divinar...