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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.
New School Algebra - Page 67
by George Albert Wentworth - 1898

## Treatise on the elements of algebra

James Bryce - Algebra - 1837 - 322 pages
...to both, so that its highest power may stand first, its next highest power second, and so on ; 3° divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor; the quantity found is the first term of the quotient; 4° multiply this term into the divisor, and,...

## An Introduction to Algebra: Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1838 - 282 pages
...compound numbers. > v, •Arrange the dividend and divisor according to the powers of some letter. Dimde the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and write the result in the quotient. Multiply all the terms of the divisor by the term of the quotient...

## The Elements of Algebra

Thomas Grainger Hall - 1840 - 266 pages
...and dividend according to the powers of the same letter, beginning with the highest power in each. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and set down the quotient by itself: multiply every term of the divisor by this quotient, and subtract...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: For the Use of Students in High Schools ...

Thomas Sherwin - Algebra - 1841 - 314 pages
...exact second power, and, therefore, does not admit of an exact root. Remark 2. In dividing we merely divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor; and, since double the first, the first two, the first three, &c. terms of the root, will have the first...

## Elements of algebra, by A. Ingram and J. Trotter

Alexander Ingram - 1844 - 262 pages
...divisor is compound, arrange the terms of the dividend and divisor according to the powers of the same letter. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor to obtain the first term of the quotient, then multiply the whole divisor by this term, and subtract...

## An Introduction to Algebra upon the Inductive Method of Instruction

Warren Colburn - Algebra - 1844 - 280 pages
...for division of compound numbers. Arrange, the dividend and divisor according to the powers of some letter. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor, and write the result in the quotient. Multiply all the terms of the divisor by the term of the quotient...

## Elements of Algebra: Being an Abridgment of Day's Algebra, Adapted to the ...

James Bates Thomson - Algebra - 1844 - 266 pages
...compound quantities, arrange the terms according to Jlft. 106. To obtain the first term in the quotient, divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor. Multiply the whole divisor by the term placed in the quotient; subtract the product from the dividend...

## Elements of Algebra: Embracing ... the Theory and Application of Logarithms ...

Davis Wasgatt Clark - 1844 - 400 pages
...reference to the power of some letter, so that its exponents shall diminish from left to right. 2. Divide the first term of the dividend by the first term of the divisor ; the result is the first term of the quotient. 3. Multiply the whole divisor ly this term, and subtract...