# Numerical digit

## numeric symbol used in combinations to represent numbers in positional numeral systems / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

**Numerical digits**, otherwise known as **mathematical digits** or simply **numeric digits**, **mathematic digits** or **digits**, are text characters of a numeral system used to show numbers. For example, the numeral "56" has two digits: 5 and 6. In the decimal system (which is base 10), each digit is how many of a certain power of 10 are needed to get the value. The rightmost, or units digit,^{[1]} is for 10^0, the next digit is for 10^1, etc.

The numeral "56" means: 6*10^0 + 5*10^1 = 6*1 + 5*10 = 6 + 50.

The ten digits of the decimal system are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Some numeral systems need more than ten digits. For example, the hexadecimal numeral system uses 16 symbols to represent numericals : 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, and F.