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Beginning Pre-Calculus for Game Developers by Boris Meltreger, John P. Flynt

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Number Systems

When you solve math problems, you work with different systems of numbers. The systems of numbers often allow you to express the same numbers differently. In your earlier studies of math, it is likely that you became familiar with some of the numbering systems. As you study more math, you work extensively with several systems of numbers. The next few sections discuss the different systems.

Natural or Counting Numbers

The natural or counting numbers start at 1 and proceed in increments of 1 indefinitely. You work with situations in which your activities may lead to an object or objects that you might point to, or count. For this reason, it is fairly easy to recognize that the natural numbers system probably constitutes the oldest ...

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