Sample Solution from

Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers

8th Edition

ISBN: 9781305585447

Chapter 1

Problem 1CR

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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”.

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”.

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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