>Is it that 0 (as just a placeholder) = 1? After all,
>when we say "Base 2" and the two numbers of B2 are
>0 and 1, we are assigning the value of 1 to the
>0 and 2 to the 1... right? Is this paradoxical?
>I think it's that 0 = 1 number = 1 tally mark.
Yup. Base 0 is just a set of tally marks. At last you
got it right....
Of course there are other notations which act like fractional
bases, say Base 1 1/2.... And notations where the positional
valueations are not even powers of the lesser positions. For
example, use the primes:
(7)(5)(3)(2)
so the value 9 is expressed as 0101....
Have fun :)
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