# How to Use divisor in a Sentence

## divisor

• The dividend yield overall won’t change, but the dividend per share may be reduced by the same divisor as the split.
Lee Clifford, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2022
• S&P Dow Indices, which oversees the Dow, changed the divisor used to generate the index's total.
David Goldman, CNN, 31 Aug. 2020
• For example, for long division, students used colored pencils to match the strokes of the divisor in the dividend.
Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Nov. 2022
• This works out because the only improper divisor of a number is the number itself.
Quanta Magazine, 15 Mar. 2021
• Using that new divisor, life expectancy will be reduced by one each year.
Julie Jason, Jd, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022
• Due to a robust and growing reserve fund, the bill cuts the divisor that determines the base rates for unemployment insurance tax from 1.5 to 1.3.
Betsy Z. Russell, idahostatesman, 23 Jan. 2018
• Keep cycling through this basic routine, adjusting n at each step and ratcheting up the divisor, until the result of the division is less than 2—then you’re done.
Rhett Allain, Wired, 3 Jan. 2020
• One flaw with using return on equity as the measure is that the numbers look better when a company’s debt is high (and therefore its equity, the divisor in the equation, is low).
John Dorfman, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021
• The revision came after a dispute about what number to use as the divisor in calculating averages.
Mike Cason, AL.com, 25 July 2017
• Lowering the divisors will cost \$139.5 million, Mackey said.
al, 13 Sep. 2019
• While not directly correlated to class size, lower divisors mean more teachers, which ultimately lowers class sizes, Mackey said.
al, 13 Sep. 2019
• The divisor in the calculation of the index is adjusted periodically when corporate actions occur, or when companies are added or subtracted from the index.
By Lucas Bucl, kansascity, 18 Sep. 2017
• Dreyer began the lesson by writing an estimating quotient example involving a two-digit divisor on the whiteboard and asked students to raise their hand and share their observations, including possible paths to solving the problem.
cleveland, 18 Nov. 2022

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