Posted by **Anonymous** on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 9:15am.

divide in the indicated base

5

6 / 252

6

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**MathMate**, Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 10:08am
5_{6} / 252_{6}

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:

http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.08/h/michelle1.html

For the given problem, I got 0.01423 (the last digit being between 2 and 3, but I rounded up).

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**Reiny**, Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 10:13am
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 ??????

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**MathMate**, Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 3:34pm
Yes, I was wondering too. Perhaps it serves as an introduction to number theory or discrete math.

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**Anonymous**, Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12:28am
scds

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