# Decimal-points sentence example

decimal-points

- The decimal point is, however, used systematically in the Constructio (1619), there being perhaps two hundred decimal points altogether in the book.
- The explanation of this property of the base io is evident, for a change in the position of the decimal points amounts to multiplication or division by some power of 10, and this corresponds to the addition or subtraction of some integer in the case of the logarithm, the mantissa therefore remaining intact.
- To divide one decimal by another, we must reduce them to the same denomination, as explained in § 76, and then omit the decimal points.
- The result is 085.9 = 8 5.9, the position of the decimal point being determined by counting the figures before the decimal points in the original numbers.