# decimal notation

decimal notation in Science
 decimal notation   A representation of a fraction or other real number using the base ten and consisting of any of the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and a decimal point. Each digit to the left of the decimal point indicates a multiple of a positive power of ten, while each digit to the right indicates a multiple of a negative power of ten. For example, the number 26 37/100 can be written in decimal notation as 26.37, where 2 represents 2 × 10, 6 represents 6 × 1, 3 represents 3 × 1/10 or 3/10 , and 7 represents 7 × 1/100 or 7/100 .
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• Remember that Archimedes and Metius had not the convenience of the Arabic or decimal notation.

Edward E. Hale
• They do not as a rule deduce the method of manipulation from their knowledge of decimal notation.

Edward L. Thorndike
• From these, as is well known, our decimal notation is derived.

John William Dawson
• The discrimination made possible by this decimal notation is much finer than our present visual limit.

Albert H. Munsell
• Just what does "the understanding of decimal notation" mean?

Edward L. Thorndike
• It is well illustrated, too, in Professor De Morgan's mode of explaining the decimal notation.

Herbert Spencer
• It has the advantage of the decimal notation, with the embarrassment of the negative sign.

Henry Negretti

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