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Topic: Can you count in base "minus 2" 


List the numbers from 1 to 10 in base "minus 2" 


Ithinkthisiswhatyou'relookingfor,butI'mnotsure.Andmyspacebarisn'tworking. 11101111001011101011011110001100111110 


Lessee.... 1 110 111 100 101 11010 11011 11000 11001 11110 (I _think_ that is also the answer stanalger was trying to give?) 


Yes,PsyKosh,thatwas[b]exactly[/b]whatIwastryingtosay.Thankyou. 


It's MUCH more fun if you use base 2i. :) 


[quote] On 20070503 11:57, airship wrote: It's MUCH more fun if you use base 2i. :) [/quote] Just do i*(same stuff as before) and you're done. :D 


I don't understand the two previous posts. airship, would you please demonstrate how to count 110 in "base 2i"? PsyKosh, would you please demonstrate the same? 


No, wait, I was wrong. Multiplying by i won't do it. Lessee... hrm, not sure how to do it in base 2i, actually. Would need to think about it somemore. 


The places are all powers of 2i instead of 2 as suggested above, or simply 2 in regular old binary. So these are the first six places in binary: 64 32 8 4 2 1 Here they are in base 2: 64 32 18 8 4 2 1 I is the 'imaginary number', the square root of 1. Powers 2i and 2i are kind of hard to get your brain around at first, but are really no different to work with than the other binary bases, other than the fact that they involve imaginary numbers. Here are the first six places in base 2i: 32i 16 8i 4 2i 1 And in base 2i: 32i 16 8i 4 2i 1 I figured this three times and I'm still afraid someone's going to jump in here and correct me! That'll teach me to make smartalec remarks! :) 


Man, did I mess that up when I typed it in! LOL! The numbers are always: 32 16 8 4 2 1 It's just the signs and 'i' associations that change. :) 


Thanks for catching that error regarding base two counting, Airship. I was about to let you know that you forgot the 16. 