L10_Wed_Feb_03

# L10_Wed_Feb_03 - MAE3811Sp 2010 Mahoney1 Recap So last time...

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1 MAE3811–Sp. 2010 Mahoney–1 Recap…. So last time we finished on this slide… All modern number systems are modeled and generalized off the Hindu-Arabic, and the Mayan and Babylonian systems would technically fit in this category. All require…. A Base A set of symbols with distinct Face Values strictly less than the value of the Base . We call these symbols the _____________. An additive and place holder property. All bases system numbers can represented with this form: MAE3811–Sp. 2010 Mahoney–2 Let’s start by analyzing what this means and look at some examples form our own system:

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2 MAE3811–Sp. 2010 Mahoney–3 The Luo Poeples of Kenya used a quniary, or base 5 system: It is [supposedly] modeled after one hand. That is if you hold up all _______“digits” on your hand at once, you are actually holding up one whole __________. Let’s write the first 11 numbers. When we write a number that’s in a base other than 10 we’ll abbreviate the number with a subscript of the word represent the
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