Arithmetic of Computers

Arithmetic of Computers

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Lesson 6

The Octal System

From eight to ten

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Your answer :
The question was, of course, rhetorical. You were supposed to answer: “no, there is nothing in the whole wide world that prevents our basing a number system on powers of some number other than 10.” So long as we agree on a number for the base of our number system, we may base the system on any number we please.
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