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Hindu-Arabic number system

Our decimal system has descended from this system.
It is a clever system because it uses:
• only 10 symbols to write any number,
no matter how big or how small,
• place value - so you can repeat symbols,
• zero as a place holder - to fill 'empty' spaces,
• a decimal point to separate whole numbers
from decimal fractions.

Hindu-Arabic number system

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