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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

## Common School Algebra

Thomas Sherwin - Algebra - 1855 - 264 pages
...dividend and divisor according to the powers of the same letter, beginning with the highest. 2. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and place the result as the first term of the quotient ; recollecting, that if both terms have the...

## Treatise on Algebra, for the Use of Schools and Colleges

William Smyth - Algebra - 1855 - 370 pages
...Having arranged the divisor and dividend with reference to the powers of the same letter, 1°. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, the result will be the first term of the quotient ; 2°. multiply the whole divisor by the term of...

## A Treatise on Algebra: For the Use of Schools and Colleges

William Smyth - Algebra - 1858 - 344 pages
...Having arranged the divisor and dividend with reference to the powers of the same letter, 1°. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, the result will be the first term of the quotient; 2°. multiply the whole divisor by the term of the...

## The Progressive Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Theory of Numbers, in ...

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Arithmetic - 1859 - 352 pages
...left hand of the dividend, as in simple numbers. II. Find the first term of the quotient either by dividing the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, or by dividing the first two terms of the dividend by the first two terms of the divisor ; multiply...

## The University Algebra ...

John Fair Stoddard, William Downs Henkle - Algebra - 1859 - 538 pages
...dividend and divisor according to the ascending or descending powers of the same letter in both. 2. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor ; the result will be the first term of the quotient, by which multiply all the terms in the divisor,...

## New Elementary Algebra: Embracing the First Principles of the Science

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1859 - 324 pages
...and divisor with reference to a (Art. 44), placing the divisor on the left 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, which, for convenience, we place under the divisor....

## The Progressive Higher Arithmetic: For Schools, Academies, and Mercantile ...

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Arithmetic - 1860 - 444 pages
...left hand of the dividend, as in simple, numbers II. Find the first term of the quotient either by dividing the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, or by dividing the first two terms of the dividend by the first two terms of the divisor ; multiply...

## The elements of algebra. [With] Answers

Robert Fowler - 1861 - 420 pages
...divisor and dividend according to the powers of the same letter (a in the example) ; then to divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, place the result in the quotient and multiply the divisor by it ; subtract and proceed similarly with...