Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 9:15am.
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You would do a long division just like with base 10, except that the multiplications and subtractions would be handled in base 6.
I am unable to show the division with proper formatting at this forum.
You can google "division in other bases", or simply the following link for an example:
For the given problem, I got 0.01423 (the last digit being between 2 and 3, but I rounded up).
There have been an unusual number of posts dealing with arithmetic operations in different bases in the last two weeks.
I sure hope that it is not limited to a particular educational jurisdiction, since to spend that much time on a fringe topic cannot be justified.
I can see doing some work in base 2 or base 16 because of its application with computers, but
base 6 and base 7 ??????
Yes, I was wondering too. Perhaps it serves as an introduction to number theory or discrete math.
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