Base Ten System

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of the base ten system:

- It is a number system based on repeated groupings of 10.
- The value of a digit, 0-9, is based on its position or place in the base ten system.
- It is a number system in which each digit has 10 times the value of the same digit one place to its right.
- It is a number system in which each digit has one-tenth of the value of the same digit one place to its left.
- It is also known as the decimal number system.

Example

Non-example

Binary number system

**110100**

Mayan number system

TEKS: This term is not explicitly covered in the Mathematics TEKS.