# number system

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## number system

[′nəm·bər ‚sis·təm]
(mathematics)
A mathematical system, such as the real or complex numbers, the quaternions, or the Cayley numbers, that satisfies many of the axioms of the real number system; in general, it is a finite-dimensional vector space over the real numbers with multiplicative operation under which it is an associative or nonassociative division algebra.
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The researchers' analysis showed that a low score on the assessment of number system knowledge in first grade significantly increased a student's risk of getting a low functional numeracy score as a teenager.
Digital computers, for example, use a number system to the base two.
The former administration of the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito also tried to introduce a social security number system but they were unsuccessful because many opposed giving the government so much control over personal information.
Indian numerals form the basis of the European number systems which are now widely used.
Once students learn how the library media center is organized through the use of a call number system, they have acquired knowledge that can be applied within any library setting to help them locate materials.
The author argues that in addition to a counting chart that has a row change for 10, renaming or regrouping helps children develop an understanding of the number system.
On the child allowances -- a signature election pledge of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan -- Kan said a proposal to exclude families with relatively high incomes may be considered in the future along with a taxpayer identification number system.
It also provides an excellent opportunity for a basic introduction to how a library is organized through a call number system.
Now, thanks to the power of positive wordplay, I've decided to change the rules and see what numbers I could find in spite of the fact that, according to another mathematician, the number system is closed and all discoveries that remain to be made have been proven to lie within that closed domain.
The author tells of the Veddas, who live simply in Sri Lanka and count without the use of a number system.
The reasons for creating a common course number system include: (1) it simplifies comparisons between colleges in the system; (2) it facilitates course comparisons, easing the transcript evaluation process for students transferring among colleges in the system; and (3) it facilitates the negotiation and implementation of articulation agreements among community colleges, the Connecticut State University system, the University of Connecticut, and private institutions.

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