# Decimal-notation meaning

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}.The base-10 numbering system. A computational system based on the number 10. The 10 digits in decimal notation are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. See also binary notation, digit, and hexadecimal notation.

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