Our number system is called the decimal system (deci means 10) because we count in groups of 10’s. This is probably because we have 10 fingers. What do I mean when I said when we count in groups of 10? Our number system has the digits 0 to 9, and then we when we reach […]

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# Questions and Quandaries

## Googol and Google

In last week’s post, we have talked about large numbers and their importance to scientific studies and everyday life. In this post, we talk about one of the most famous large numbers: googol. A googol is the name of the number which is or a followed by one hundred zeros. If you are wondering how […]

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## Are all fractions rational numbers?

No. A rational number can be expressed in the form where and are integers and . In other words, it is a fraction whose denominator is not zero, and both the denominator and numerator are integers. Some fractions, however, may contain a numerator or denominator that is not an integer. Some examples of such fractions are […]

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