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> using 0 to represent nothing? Can you think of a better way? How would

you

> do it? :-)

The Romans never worked out the advantages of doing it at all !!!

Hence their arcane numbering scheme.

> how do u get eleven?

>

> 00 01 10 11

>

> I get three

>

> unless you count 00 as nothing

Three IS eleven in base 2.

Or, should that be, eleven is three in base 2?

Or .........

Lessee -

nought, one, ten, eleven, one hundred, one hundred and one, one hundred and

ten, one hundred and eleven, one thousand, ... .

Of course, it may well be argued that the NAMES of the whole powers of the

base in the decimal based system implicitly specify the base.

RM

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