Decimal Representation

The representation of numbers that we usually use is called Decimal or Base 10 representation.
We use this representation of numbers because we have 10 fingers.
When counting with our fingers, it is natural for us to start over when we have used all of our fingers
However, there are many other ways to represent numbers. You will learn about some of the most common and useful representations throughout these pages.

In order to understand other representations better, you need to keep these facts about decimal representation in mind:

What are the other representations of numbers? What if we didn't have ten fingers? How would we count?
Click here to find out.

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