If the divisor 6,000 be altered alone, the result is precisely the same as altering the rating itself in like ratio, and in the same direction.
English rating by the divisor selected, and the Y.
The direct method of doing this would be to introduce displacement or register tonnage in some way as a divisor in the formula, but we foresee so many difficulties in the practical working of this that we are not prepared to advise it.
A divisor of thirty-three thousand would now give a House consisting of at least one hundred and forty members, which, even on the present ratio, must soon become not only too expensive, but unwieldy.
The preferences avowed by the several speakers, appeared to arise from the application of that divisor to the State from which each member came, which left the least fraction.
To my mind this is a most conclusive argument in favor of the divisor of thirty thousand.
Nobody in the world knows yet whether that number has a divisor or not.
The only number composed only of ones that we know with certainty to have no divisor is 11.
The dividend or product is the area; the divisor or factor is the line.
But when one has in mind the general expression for Vieta's divisor which we gave above, one will recognize that there was marked uniformity in Vieta's approximations.
A comparison of Vieta's method with the Newton-Raphson method reveals the fact that Vieta's divisor is more reliable, but labors under the very great disadvantage of requiring a much larger amount of computation.
The latterdivisor is accurate enough and easier to compute.
The first is identical with the modern process, except that the divisor is written below every remainder, each digit of the divisor being crossed out as soon as it has been used in the partial multiplication.
The principle of it is not my discovery, but was sent me by Bertram Collingwood--a rule for dividing by a divisor which is within 10 of a power of 10, below it.
Here, to make the divisor a whole number, we have to move the point 5 places.
Hence, to divide by a fraction, invert thedivisor and multiply.
Therefore, to divide by a decimal, move the point as many places to the right as will make the divisor a whole number; move the point in the dividend the same number of places to the right.
In the same way as already explained for multiplication, we cancel any common factors contained in the divisor and the numerator.
A fraction whose terms have no common divisor is in its lowest terms, as 9/16.
In order to save space in printing, the dividend was placed to the left and the divisor to the right, and a dot was written in the place of each.
Division (/) was formerly indicated by placing the dividend above a horizontal and the divisor below.
Division was accomplished by multiplying the divisor until the dividend was reached; the answer being the number of times the divisor was so multiplied.
To divide by a mixed number, when the quotient is seen to be large, it usually saves time to express the divisor as either a simple fraction or a decimal of a unit of one of the denominations.
In short division thedivisor and the quotient are placed respectively on the left of and below the dividend, and the partial products and remainders are not shown at all.
In long division the divisor is put on the left of the dividend, and the quotient on the right; and each partial product, with the remainder after its subtraction, is shown in full.
If the division so obtained is not an exact divisorof the number of teeth of the wheel H, it is necessary that one of the wheels forming the combination shall have a number of teeth which is a multiple of the division mentioned.
The following problems are taken at random from those given by one of the best of the textbooks that make the attempt to apply the facts of Greatest Common Divisor and Least Common Multiple to problems.
We write the 6 units in the quotient and indicate the division of the remainder, 1 unit, by the divisor 4.
The reader probably never has had occasion to compute a greatest common divisor since he left school.
The greatest common divisor of such masses of men as inhabit this continent, so variously sprung, so variously seeking their place in the sun, is something that has to be so careful as to become a nullity.
The Executive is the greatest common divisor of a diverse society.
And when this greatest common divisor of all the classes and all the interests, this neutral, colorless person to whom no one can find any objection, enters the White House does he represent Labor?
The greatest common divisor of all the elements in the nation's political consciousness today is inevitably a Mr. Harding.
The greatest common divisor of all the minorities that go to making a winning national combination must be neutral, he must be colorless, he must not know that his soul is his own.
A president who is the greatest commondivisor of groups and interests "must always be so careful" that he can never be a Roosevelt or a Wilson.
For iron the rule is the same, only the divisor was 57.
If, however, the quotient remains unchanged, the increase of the divisorcan take place only at the expense of the quotient (proletarian increase of population).
Only when the dividend has largely increased can the divisorand quotient increase at the same time (prosperous increase of population).
Principles: (a) Multiplying the dividend anddivisor by the same number does not alter the quotient.
Multiply the quotient by the divisor to see if the result is equal to the dividend.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "divisor" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word. Other words: argument; element; equation; formula