Definition:Quintal Notation

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Quintal notation is the technique of expressing numbers in base $5$.

That is, every number $x \in \R$ is expressed in the form:

$\ds x = \sum_{j \mathop \in \Z} r_j 5^j$


$\forall j \in \Z: r_j \in \set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4}$

Also known as

Quintal notation is also known as quinary notation.

Also see

  • Results about quintal notation can be found here.