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- The development of logarithms is given credit as the largest single factor in the general adoption of decimal arithmetic.
- Once a representation scheme is defined, it can be used to justify the rules of decimal arithmetic used in the above proofs.
- The method of casting out nines offers a quick check of decimal arithmetic computations performed by hand.
- Zeller used decimal arithmetic, and found it convenient to use J and K in representing the year.
- A major drawback is that there are no floating point or decimal arithmetic instructions.
- The decimal arithmetic feature provides instructions that operate on packed decimal data.
- Every one knows the facility of Decimal Arithmetic. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 1 (of 4), ed. by T. J. Randolph
- If the Commercial Instruction Set option was installed, packed decimal arithmetic could be performed as memory-to-memory with some memory-to-register operations.
- Performing this operation is simple in decimal arithmetic, in the binary numeral system used in computer programming, and in other even-numbered bases.
- These place value decimal arithmetic algorithms were introduced by Al Khwarizmi to Arab countries in the early 9th century.
- The System Ten was a character-oriented computer, using 6-bit BCD characters and decimal arithmetic.
- Almost all relational databases, and the SQL query language, support fixed-point decimal arithmetic and storage of numbers.
- The latter offers the standard Rexx data type that combines string processing with unlimited precision decimal arithmetic.
- The extra storage requirements are usually offset by the need for the accuracy and compatibility with calculator or hand calculation that fixed-point decimal arithmetic provides.
- It used bi-quinary coded decimal arithmetic with four bits per digit, allowing 11-digit signed numbers.
- Decimal arithmetic is used in computers so that decimal fractional results can be computed exactly, which is not possible using a binary fractional representation.
- The POWER6 added AltiVec to the POWER series and an FPU supporting decimal arithmetic.
- As a money of account, this will be laborious, even when facilitated by the aid of decimal arithmetic: as a common measure of the value of property, it will be too minute to be comprehended by the people. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 1 (of 4), ed. by T. J. Randolph
- System/360 incorporated features which had previously been present on only either the commercial line (such as decimal arithmetic and byte addressing) or the technical line (such as floating point arithmetic).
- Although it is consistent, many of the common rules of decimal arithmetic no longer hold, for example the fraction 1/3 has no representation; see "Alternative number systems" below.