## Decimal

The **decimal** numeral system (also called **base ten** or occasionally **denary**) has ten as its base. It is the numerical base most widely used by modern civilizations.

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**Decimal**- History - Other Bases

... Some cultures do, or did, use other bases of numbers ... Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures such as the Maya used a base-20 system (using all twenty fingers and toes) ...

Timeline Of Calculus And Mathematical Analysis - 1000 To 1500

... a proof for the Pythagorean Theorem, computes π to 5

... a proof for the Pythagorean Theorem, computes π to 5

**decimal**places, and calculates the time taken for the earth to orbit the sun to 9**decimal**places 14th century ...Trunc

... limiting the number of digits right of the

... limiting the number of digits right of the

**decimal**point, by discarding the least significant ones. 32.438191288 −6.3444444444444 To truncate these numbers to 4**decimal**digits, we only consider the 4 digits to the right of the**decimal**point ...List Of

... This is a list of

**Decimal**-fraction Equivalents: 0 To 1 By 64ths... This is a list of

**decimal**-fraction equivalents, often called simply**decimal**equivalents ... The numbers after the thousandths or ten-thousandths**decimal**place are usually truncated or rounded for practical purposes 0.000 1.015 1..031 3..046 64. 1 ...Academic Grading In Mexico

... Academic grading in Mexico employs a

... Academic grading in Mexico employs a

**decimal**system, from 0 to 10, to measure the students' scores ... (deficiente/reprobado) Since**decimal**fractions are common, a scale from 0 to 100 is often used to remove the**decimal**point ... but there must exist conversion rules to convert those grades to their equivalent in the**decimal**system ...### More definitions of "decimal":

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*noun*): A proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10.

Synonyms: decimal fraction

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*noun*): A number in the decimal system.

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*adj*): Divided by tens or hundreds.

Example:*"A decimal fraction"; "decimal coinage"*

### Famous quotes containing the word decimal:

“It makes little sense to spend a month teaching *decimal* fractions to fourth-grade pupils when they can be taught in a week, and better understood and retained, by sixth-grade students. Child-centeredness does not mean lack of rigor or standards; it does mean finding the best match between curricula and children’s developing interests and abilities.”

—David Elkind (20th century)