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Math Definitions - Letter Q


Quaternary

Definition of Quaternary

Definition of Quaternary


Quaternary numbers are made up only of the digits \(\{0,1,2,3\}\). Each place in a quaternary number corresponds to a power of \(4\).

Because there are only \(4\) different possible digits in a quaternary number, we also call them Base \(4\) numbers.

For example, the quaternary number \(1203\) is equal to the decimal number \(1 \times 4^3 + 2 \times 4^2 + 0 \times 4^1 + 3 \times 4^0 = 64 + 2 \times 16 + 0 + 3 = 99\).

Some other examples of quaternary numbers are:

  • \(33\), which corresponds to the decimal number \(15\).
  • \(300\), which corresponds to the decimal number \(48\).
  • \(101\), which corresponds to the decimal number \(17\).

Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.



Audience


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter Q

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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