All sorts of number system have been proposed by previous civilizations, but our current system is a positional number system using a base ten. The number 1234 means the sum of one thousand, plus two hundreds, plus three tens, plus four ones, which can be expressed as
$$1234 = 1 \times 1000 + 2 \times 100 + 3 \times 10 + 4 \times 1.$$


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Vince
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  1. 1.RingwoodUnited Kingdom

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