| Horace Wilmer Marsh - Mathematics - 1913 - 458 pages
...the decimal point. (2) Number less than 1. The number of integral figures in a decimal equals minus **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure of the decimal. Thus 113.92 has 3 integral figures, .7896 has 0 integral figures, .00845 has... | |
| Earle Raymond Hedrick - Logarithms - 1913 - 168 pages
...numbers less than 1. RULE II. The characteristic of a number less than 1 is found by subtracting from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** digit, and writing — 10 after the result. Thus, the characteristic of log 845 is 2 by Rule I ; the... | |
| Alfred Monroe Kenyon, Louis Ingold - Trigonometry - 1913 - 256 pages
...numbers less than 1. BULB II. The characteristic of a number less than 1 is found by subtracting from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** digit, and writing — 10 after the result. Thus, the characteristic of log 845 is 2 by Rule I ; the... | |
| Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) - 1915 - 562 pages
...of the top of the castle is 45°. Find the height of the castle. 10. Given that log 2 = -3010, find **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure in i 1000 .(I)' LOOIC. MR. ROOERS. I. Express each of the following in one of the four categorical... | |
| Logarithms - 1915 - 386 pages
...la less than unity, but not an integral power of 10, the characteristic IB positive, and la equal to **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** digit If the number ia greater than unity, but not an integral power of 10, the characteristic IB negative,... | |
| 1915 - 1446 pages
...that is for numbers wholly decimal, the characteristic is negative and its numerical value is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first** decimal which is not a cipher. For example, the characteristic of the logarithm of 0.036 is ( — 2),... | |
| Mark Erskine Yorke Eliot - Surveying - 1916 - 222 pages
...and is positive ( +). When a number is entirely decimal, its slide-rule characteristic is the same as **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure, and is negative ( — ). We have the following rules for determining the position of the decimal... | |
| Jesse Randolph Bevis, John Alexander Donovan - Ballistics - 1917 - 208 pages
...is 2, of 1234.56 it is 3, etc. The characteristic of a decimal is negative and is a number one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. Thus, the characteristic of 0.1 is -1, of 0.01 is -2, of 0.001 is -3, etc. The negative characteristic... | |
| Alfred Monroe Kenyon, William Vernon Lovitt - Mathematics - 1917 - 384 pages
...RULE II. To find the characteristic of the common logarithm of a number less than 1, subtract from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. From the number so obtained subtract 10. A very large number such as the distance in feet from... | |
| Leonard Magruder Passano - Trigonometry - 1918 - 330 pages
...numbers less than 1. EULE II. The characteristic of a number less than 1 is found by subtrading from 9 **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** digit, and writing — 10 after the result. Thus, the characteristic of log 845 is 2 by Eule I ; the... | |
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