Reduction Related to Decimals


There are four types of reduction given:


(A) to reduce a vulgar faction to a decimal.

(B) to reduce a decimal to a vulgar fraction.

(C) to reduce infinite decimals to vulgar factions.

(D) to reduce interminate decimals to a common denominator.


Some, but not all, of this material is covered in Bonnycastle’s Introduction to Arithmetic: (A) is found on page 139 of the 1810 edition and (C) is found on page 148 of the same edition. The term “interminate” is not used by Bonnycastle or Pike.