decimal number system

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__numbering system__whose base is 10, meaning that there are 10 digits in this system, specifically 0 to 9. All digits to the left of the decimal point represent successive positive powers of 10, while those to the right of the__decimal__point are successive negative powers of 10. For example, 456.789 = (4 × 10^{2}) + (5 × 10^{1}) + (6 × 10°) + (7 × 10^{-1}) + (__8__× 10^{-2}) + (9 × 10^{-3}). Also called decimal (2), or__decimal system__(2).

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