# algebra

I need to check & see if I understand this. 100,000 base 100 is 100 with an exponent of 5, right?

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1. Yes, if you mean change it to "our" number system of base 10

ARGGG!, why are they still teaching this silly thing?

The only other number system that should be taught is base 2 , which would lead to base 8, and the hexadecimal system (base 16).
And the only place where this has any significance is in the study of computer science.

The notion that a student understands the concepts of numbers and place value better by studying different bases has been debunked decades ago.

(sorry about the editorial rant)

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2. I didn't understand a word you said after yes, but thanx for the help

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