This is a question about terminology when dealing with numbers, counting and incrementing digits.
In a decimal system we have 0-9 or 10 digits. Once we get past 9 we have to add a ? digit to get 10. (which means 1 set of 10 objects) Is 1 a leading digit? Does this have a name? And would it be correct to say it designates the magnitude?
What about the 0 in 10? Can the digits be referred to by specific terminology, does such a terminology exist?
Instinctively, I want to call this least/most significant,
but that's used for something else. Front/end. Multiplier?
I'm trying to explain how numbers work and struggling to find the words to describe this. Essentially, when counting up and the last digit is passed, we append or increment the neighboring (left) digit.