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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

## A New Introduction to the Science of Algebra ...

Silas Totten - Algebra - 1836 - 320 pages
...RULE. (61.) Divide as in wliolc numbers, and point off, in the quotient, as many figures for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. The reason for this rule is evident, for the quotient multiplied by the divisor, must produce the dividend;...

## A Practical and Theoretical System of Arithmetic...: Also, a Treatise on ...

George Willson - Arithmetic - 1836 - 202 pages
...Divide as in whole numbers ; and point off from the right of the quotient as many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there are not as many places in the quotient as the rulo requires, prefix ciphers. * When there...

## The Complete Mathematical and General Navigation Tables: Including Every ...

Thomas Kerigan - Nautical astronomy - 1838 - 804 pages
...is performed in the same manner as in whole numbers j observing to point off as many decimal places in the quotient as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor : — But if there be not as many figures in the quotient as there are in that excess, the deficiency...

## Mental and Practical Arithmetic

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1838 - 292 pages
...in simple numbers, and point off in the quotient, from the right hand, so many places for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor; and if there are not so many, supply the deficiency by prefixing ciphers. Q. If one decimal fraction...

## A Practical and Theoretical System of Arithmetic: Containing a New System of ...

George Willson - Arithmetic - 1838 - 194 pages
...Divide as in whole numbers ; and point off from the right of the quotient as many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. If there are not as many places in the quotient as the rule requires, prefix ciphers. When there are...

## Complete Schoolmaster's Assistant: Being a Plain Comprehensive System of ...

Nathan Daboll - 1839 - 220 pages
...as in whole numbers, and from the right hand in the quotient point off as many figures for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. 2. If the places in the quotient be not so many as the rule requires, supply the deficiency by prefixing...

## The artillerist's manual, and compendium of infantry exercise

Frederick Augustus Griffiths - 1839 - 348 pages
...decimals. Rule. 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. When the decimal places of the quotient are not so many as the above rule requires, the deficiency...

## Ruger's Arithmetick, with Questions and Answers: A New System of Arithmetick ...

William Ruger - Arithmetic - 1841 - 268 pages
...a unit. How do you pcint off in division of deeimals 7 A. As maay figures froir. the right hand of the quotient, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor. When you divide by a pure decimal, is the quotient greater or less than the dividend 1 A. Greater....