Base b to Base 10


  1. David Bai

    I have a question. Since each time you regroup it is the base number, such as you regroup at the normal six in base six, then what about base eleven or higher? How can you have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10? Or is there something else, an imaginary number that replaces the first 10?

    1. anthony gillespey

      Good question. There is a base called hexadecimal its base 16. With bases above 10 you have to assign symbols for 10 through 15 typically the letters a through F. So 10 in bases 16 is actually is is now 16 in base 10. So counting now is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c D e f 10 11…

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