# decimal notation

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## 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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 Noun 1 decimal notation - any notation that uses 10 different characters (usually the digits 0 to 9)mathematical notation - a notation used by mathematicians
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Finally, the exponent of the result is given in decimal notation.

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