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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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We use the number system to the base ten to count our money.
I am convinced that we use the number system to the base ten because we all learn to count using our fingers and thumbs.
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, it is often claimed that the first Arabic text written to explain the Indian number system was written by Mohammad Bin Mousa Al Khwarizmi.
Currently, there are no number systems known to have an ififfinity of members.
Numbers and antinumbers can never be used together in the same mathematical operation, or both number systems will cease to exist, followed by the collapse of both universes.
As a middle school student, I think that replacing letter grades with a number system in elementary school is a big mistake because this will only add to the confusion of changing from elementary school to middle school, where letter grades are used.
I have noticed in the classroom that certain teachers already use a similar number system to grade homework, class work, etc.
Examine the number systems of different societies, evaluate why number systems vary and explain why we use the number system we do.
Compare the number systems of various societies and explain how these number systems vary from the one we use.