# What is decimal? pls jaledi .

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Decimals are fractions whose denominators are a power of ten and whose numerators are expressed by numbers placed to the right of a decimal point. The word may also refer to the systems of decimal numerical notation.
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Thedecimalnumeral system(also calledbase tenor occasionallydenary) hastenas itsbase. It is the numerical base most widely used by modern civilizations.

Decimal notationoften refers to a base-10positional notationsuch as theHindu-Arabic numeral system; however, it can also be used more generally to refer to non-positional systems such asRomanorChinese numeralswhich are also based on powers of ten.

Decimalsalso refer to decimal fractions, either separately or in contrast tovulgar fractions. In this context, a decimal is a tenth part, and decimals become a series of nested tenths. There was a notation in use like 'tenth-metre', meaning the tenth decimal of the metre, currently anAngstrom. The contrast here is between decimals and vulgar fractions, and decimal divisions and other divisions of measures, like the inch. It is possible to follow a decimal expansion with a vulgar fraction; this is done with the recent divisions of the troy ounce, which has three places of decimals, followed by a trinary place.

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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.

Decimal notation often refers to a base-10 positional notation such as the Hindu-Arabic numeral system; however, it can also be used more generally to refer to non-positional systems such as Roman or Chinese numerals which are also based on powers of ten.

Decimals also refer to decimal fractions, either separately or in contrast to vulgar fractions. In this context, a decimal is a tenth part, and decimals become a series of nested tenths. There was a notation in use like 'tenth-metre', meaning the tenth decimal of the metre, currently an Angstrom. The contrast here is between decimals and vulgar fractions, and decimal divisions and other divisions of measures, like the inch. It is possible to follow a decimal expansion with a vulgar fraction; this is done with the recent divisions of the troy ounce, which has three places of decimals, followed by a trinary place.

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