However ...Re: [Squeakland] Panel discussion: Can the American
Mind be Opened?
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Thu Nov 29 05:34:06 PST 2007
On Nov 26, subbukk wrote:
> So 93-25 would be sounded out as "five more to three tens, six
> tens more to nine tens and then three more, making a total of six tens and
> eight'. The technique works for any radix - 0x3c would be "three sixteens and
I imagine this would work very well for systems with multiple bases,
like pounds-shillings-pence, days-hours-minutes-seconds. Does it?
My mental model for arithmetic is a clock face, which is very clumsy
in base 10 (and worse in base 16!)
Thanks for sharing this subbuk
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