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DJ van Wyk wrote:
But we can start using base-9 math if it will make you feel better.
Well, he's right, the point of using base-8 was to remove the digit 9. Base-2 makes more sense since it is already an established base system extensively used and it doesn't have a 9 either. Computers don't have a 9 in their operating system, but that doesn't stop them from printing 9. We programmers seem to like base 10 so the program adjusts it to suit us dumb clucks on the other end of the screen.

What, you can't tell at a glance what 10110001001101 is?

If you can, wow, I'm impressed. I admit it, I can't. I can tell at a glance what 9 base 10 is in binary. In base 8, 9 (9 in base ten, hex, etc.) is 11.

Back to that long number 2^10 is 1024, so 1024+2048+8192+64+8+4+1=11,341 (That was assuming the string of 1's and 0's were a base 2 number.) I calculated the numbers on the left in my head but the final number used the calculator. Too lazy to drag out pencil and paper or finger math from memory. Shoot, I mention finger math and I remember it) I also can't write out the decimal number without looking up on the web what comes up after a trillion, but I know it's a hundred and one of them. I'd also have to look up the British names too, but I think a trillion is the first that diverges from American standard names.

Anyway, base 9 is the only base number that would display 9 as 10.
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