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Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers
8th Edition
ISBN: 9781305585447
Chapter 1
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Textbook Problem

The number system most widely used in the world today is known as the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, or __________ number system. (1-1)

Expert Solution
To determine

To fill: The blank in the statement “The number system most widely used in the world today is known as the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, or _____ number system”.

Answer

The complete statement is “The number system most widely used in the world today is known as the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, or decimal number system”.

Explanation of Solution

Decimal number system is system that uses the 10 Hindu-Arabic symbols 0 through 9.

In this system, the value is affected by the position of the digit to the left or right of the decimal point.

Therefore, the number system most widely used in the world today is known as the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, or decimal number system.

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