# decimal system

NOUN
1. a positional system of numeration that uses decimal digits and a base of ten
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## How To Use decimal system In A Sentence

• The decimal system, already widely used online, tells punters exactly how much money they will get back if their horse comes in. Times, Sunday Times
• The discovery of the binomial theorem for integer exponents by al-Karaji was a major factor in the development of numerical analysis based on the decimal system.
• This invention was the decimal system of numerals - nine digits and a zero.
• The uniformity of administrative structures was reflected, later, in the imposition of a national, decimal system of weights, measures, and currency.
• The Vedic mathematicians had developed the decimal system of tens, hundreds, thousands, etc. where the remainder from one column of numbers is carried over to the next.
• Utopian of all things, a duodecimal system of counting. A Modern Utopia
• In 1997, the rupiah was so devalued that they had to switch from the decimal system to base 20 to cut down on the zeroes used in everyday transactions.
• It will be little different from when we scrapped pounds, shillings and pence and switched to the decimal system.
• In all those years that the boy learned the decimal system and in all those weeks that he learned the binary, was there no proper time to mention what positional numeration is about?
• But such men experience no difficulty whatever in performing their mental computations in the decimal system; and they acquire through constant practice such quickness and accuracy of calculation, that it is difficult to see how octonary reckoning would materially assist them. The Number Concept Its Origin and Development
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