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Re: Ev Numbers (was: Re: Base 8 counting in Gevey)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 30, 2001, 1:25
David Peterson wrote:
> Doesn't "base x" mean that each of the digits that comprise x have a > separate name?
No, not necessarily. Usually that's true, but not always. Base X means that numbers are formed by multiplication of that base. E.g., if you have base 20, then 57 would be "2*20+17", and there'd be a word for 400, and so on. Aztec, for example, is considered base 20, yet, under 20 it is based on 5, e.g., 17 is "3*5+2". Presumably, at some early point, it was base 5, but then later became base 20. -- "No just cause can be advanced by terror" ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42