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.