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RULE. Divide as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
The New American Arithmetic, in the Coin of the United States, Denominated ... - Page 99
by John Lyman Newell - 1822 - 202 pages

## The Tutor's Assistant Modernised: Or, A Regular System of Practical ...

Thomas Peacock - Arithmetic - 1791 - 302 pages
...DECIMALS. RUL E. Perform the operation exaéüy as in fimple quantities, obferviug particularly to point off as many places for decimals in the quotient, as the dividend has more than the divifor. But if the quotient has not the number of figures wanted, make...

## Mathematics: Compiled from the Best Authors and Intended to be the ..., Volume 1

Mathematics - 1801 - 446 pages
...in both the divisor and quotient ; therefore point off for decimals in the quotient so many figures, as the decimal places, in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 2. If the figures in the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect by prefixing...

## The shipwright's vade-mecum [by D. Steel].

David Steel - History - 1805 - 392 pages
...DIVISION OF DECIMALS. RULE. Divide as in whole numbers; then cut off, as before, as many places from the quotient, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there is a deficiency of figures in the dividend, add cyphers. EXAMPLE. Divide 161.57 by 21.573....

## A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the ...

Nicolas Pike - Algebra - 1808 - 470 pages
...in whole numbers, and, from the right hand of the quotient, point off so many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 2. If the places of the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, supply the defeft by prefixing...

## The American Tutor's Guide: Being a Compendium of Arithmetic. In Six Parts ...

James Thompson - Arithmetic - 1808 - 176 pages
...as in whole numbers, and from the right hand of the quotient, point ofFas many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there should be a remainder, or more decimal places in the divisor than the dividend, ciphers may...

## The Teachers Assistant. Or, A System of Practical Arithmetic: Wherein the ...

Arithmetic - 1811 - 210 pages
...as in whole numbers, and from the right handof the iiuotk-iH point off as many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. *-^ If the places of the quotient are not so many as the rule requires, supply the defect by prefixing...

## The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1811 - 580 pages
...the dividend, than there are in the divisor, point off as many figures in the quotient for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; the want of places in the quotient being supplied by prefixing ciphers. But if there be more decimal...

## A Course of Mathematics: For the Use of Academies as Well as Private Tuition

Charles Hutton - Mathematics - 1812 - 620 pages
...DECIMALS. , DIVIDE as in whole numbers ; and point off in the quotient as many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor*. • The reason of this Rule is evident ; for, since the divisor multiplied by the quotient gives the...

## A System of Practical Arithmetic: Applicable to the Present State of Trade ...

Jeremiah Joyce - Arithmetic - 1812 - 274 pages
...257 386034 8I 4020.64073 > 4920.5 RULE. (1) Divide, as in whole numbers, and cut off as many figures in the quotient, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those of the divisor. (2) If there be not figures enough in the quotient, the deficieney must be iupplied...

## The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1814 - 558 pages
...dividend, than there are in the divisor, point off аи many figures in the quotient for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor ; the want of places in the quotient beingsupplied by prefixing ciphers. But if there be more decimal...