The Magic of Base 3

Tony Berkman tberkman@rcn.com
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 22:36:43 -0500


No...
1*10^1 = 1*10 = 10
9*10^0 = 9 * 1 = 9
10+9=19
Maybe you just forgot your order of operations.

At 08:44 PM 10/25/01, Reese Howell wrote:
>At 01:02 AM 10/25/01 -0700, Gordon Mohr wrote:
> >Fascinating article on Base-3 numbering systems:
> >
> >    http://americanscientist.org/Issues/Comsci01/Compsci2001-11.html
> >
>
>Did anyone actually look at this article?
>
>     "In decimal notation, the numeral 19 is shorthand for this
>      expression:
>
>      1 x 10^1 + 9 x 10^0."
>
>19?  Where did this guy learn math?  Am I missing something?
>
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