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decimal
Last modified: Sunday, September 01, 1996 

Refers to numbers in base 10 (the numbers we use in everyday life). For example, the following are decimal numbers:

9

100345000

-256

Note that a decimal number is not necessarily a number with a decimal point in it. Numbers with decimal points (that is, numbers with a fractional part) are called fixed-point or floating-point numbers.

In addition to the decimal format, computer data is often represented in binary, octal, and hexadecimal formats.

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