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 Counting in base five using words not digits 2014-01-25 From Randy:We all know how to count (in the base 10/decimal system) using words not numbers. For example: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, etc. However, in base 5 (for example) how would you count (in words). For sure - in base 5 the number 1 could be "one", the number 2 could be "two". However there seems to be no words to describe base 5 numbers beyond 0,1,2,3 and 4 (and perhaps 10). In base 5 the number 10 is not ten. Rather it is "five". In base 5 what word(s) describe numbers larger than 10? What words are used for 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 44,...etc. Also, consider a man and woman were married in the Gregorian year 1964. If they had an anniversary tomorrow - how long would you say they've been married in base 5 speak? In numbers their Golden Anniversary would note 200 years of marriage in base 5. How would you articulate their years together in base 5? I don't recall seeing verbiage to represent numbers in any system other than the decimal/base 10 system. Do such things exist for other systems?Answered by Harley Weston. Some number words 2008-09-25 From jodie:My son would like to know the names of digits. When counting it starts ones, tens, hundred, thousand, millions, billions, trillion...he would like to know the order of what comes next and how far we have named them..Answered by Penny Nom. Aboriginal number groupings 2008-09-04 From Barbara:Our current place value system is based on the notion of 10s. Did Aborginal people use a similar system or did they group numbers differently?Answered by Harley Weston.

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