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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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Noun1.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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It includes the use of decimal notation and logical transformations that are accurate and systematic," they explained.
The efficacy index and safety index were calculated, converting visual acuities into decimal notation. The efficacy index was calculated as the ratio of the post-op Uncorrected Distant Visual Acuity (UDVA) to pre-op Corrected Distant Visual Acuity (CDVA).
Make connections between fractions and decimal notation. (Australian Curriculum, Assessment, and Reporting Authority, 2013)
And so it goes: through the invention of abacus to Fibonacci's numbers and decimal notation, and on into more and more complex subjects: cardinality, complex numbers, computability.
They said that this includes the use of decimal notation, logical transformations, and the use of the abstract symbol of zero.
All patients had full ophthalmological evaluation including best corrected Snellen visual acuity with decimal notation, IOP measurement with Goldmann applanation tonometer, detailed slit lamp examination and fundus examination.
Munsell used decimal notation instead of color names (which he felt were "foolish" and "misleading") to specify color, based on three color dimensions: chroma (color purity), hue (value), and brightness.
A particularly likely source of error that he does not mention may have arisen in the translation of numbers from hexadecimal to decimal notation, as pointed out by Philip Metzger (personal communication).
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European countries, as well as many states in the United States, require a binocular visual acuity of at least 0.5 (decimal notation, equivalent to 0.3 logMAR) and a horizontal field extent of at least 120[degrees].
You also can adjust these values for older students so that fractional or decimal notation may be necessary.