# Denary Sentence Examples

- This linguistic poverty proves that the Australian tongue has no affinity to the Polynesian group of languages, where
**denary**enumeration prevails: the nearest Polynesians, the Maoris, counting in thousands. - The Roman system, except for the use of symbols for five, fifty, &c., is also in the
**denary**scale, though expressed in a different way. - The figures used in the Hindu notation might be used to express numbers in any other scale than the
**denary**, provided new symbols were introduced if the base of the scale exceeded ten. - Similarly the number which in the
**denary**scale is 215 would in the quaternary scale (base 4) be 3113, being equal to 3.4.4.4+ 1.4.4+1.4+3. - The use of the
**denary**scale in notation is due to its use in numeration (§ 18); this again being due (as exemplified by the use of the word digit) to the primitive use of the fingers for counting. - Over a large part of the civilized world the introduction of the metric system (§ 118) has caused the notation of all numerical quantities to be in the
**denary**scale. - Within each denomination, however, the
**denary**notation is employed exclusively, e.g. - - The names of numbers are almost wholly based on the
**denary**scale; thus eighteen means eight and ten, and twenty-four means twice ten and four. - But the system has never spread; and the word " dozen " itself is based on the
**denary**scale. - There is no essential difference, however, between this and the
**denary**basis. - - Although numeration and notation are both ostensibly on the
**denary**system, they are not always exactly parallel. - In " threescore and ten " for seventy - is superimposed on the
**denary**system, and has never formed an essential part of the language. - The numeration was in the
**denary**scale, so that it did not agree absolutely with the notation. - - The Egyptian notation was purely
**denary**, the only separate signs being those for 1, io, too, &c. The ordinary notation of the Babylonians was**denary**, but they also used a sexagesimal scale, i.e. - In other words, the
**denary**scale, though adopted in notation and in numeration, does not arise in the corresponding mental concept until we get beyond too. - In consequence of this limitation of the power of perception of number, it is practically impossible to use a pure
**denary**scale in elementary number-teaching. - (ii) Beyond ten, and in many cases beyond five, the names have reference to the use of the fingers, and sometimes of the toes, for counting; and the scale may be quinary,
**denary**or vigesimal, according as one hand, the pair of hands, or the hands and feet, are taken as the new unit. - Finger-counting is of course natural to children, and leads to grouping into fives, and ultimately to an understanding of the
**denary**system of notation. - They only apply accurately to divisions by 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25 or 50; but they have the convenience of fitting in with the
**denary**scale of notation, and they can be extended to other divisions by using a mixed number as numerator. - - Instead of regarding the 153 in 27.153 as meaning o h, we may regard the different figures in the expression as denoting numbers in the successive orders of submultiples of i on a
**denary**scale.