leading zeros


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leading zeros

[′lēd·iŋ ′zir·ōz]
(mathematics)
Zeros preceding the first nonzero integer of a number.

leading zeros

Zeros used to fill a field that do not increase the numerical value of the data. For example, all the zeros in 0000006588 are leading zeros.
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First, the Bitcoin code can change the number of leading zeros required from the hash to vary the difficulty of finding a correct solution.
The GR code starts with 18 leading zeros that are equivalent to the unary representation of the quotient.
* Include leading zeros preceding doses less than 1 mL (such as 0.5 mL) to avoid 10-fold dosing errors, but avoid trailing zeros after decimals.
Six products used trailing zeros or failed to use leading zeros with decimal doses; eight did not use smaller, off-set font for fractions.
The page on which one inputs the case number informs that leading zeros are not necessary.
• The new Delimited - Microsoft Excel Format output type outputs to a comma-separated values (CSV) file but uses Excel formatting so things like leading zeros are preserved when the file is opened in Excel.
In the case of subtraction, the number of leading zeros, counted with LZC, is subtracted from the transmitted exponent and the output of the barrel-shifter BS will be selected.
However, there are [10.sup.n] n-digit numbers (allowing leading zeros) and so once again there will always be 90% of the n-digit numbers that cannot be a possible answer.
If the image files contain leading zeros, these should be included in the text boxes defining the first and final image numbers.
I occasionally have need to put leading zeros in numbers in an Excel spreadsheet.