

Nir Dahan Inner circle Munich, Germany 1390 Posts 
List the numbers from 1 to 10 in base "minus 2"

stanalger Special user St. Louis, MO 996 Posts 
Ithinkthisiswhatyou'relookingfor,butI'mnotsure.Andmyspacebarisn'tworking.
11101111001011101011011110001100111110 
PsyKosh Regular user Michigan 135 Posts 
Lessee....
1 110 111 100 101 11010 11011 11000 11001 11110 (I _think_ that is also the answer stanalger was trying to give?) 
stanalger Special user St. Louis, MO 996 Posts 
Yes,PsyKosh,thatwasexactlywhatIwastryingtosay.Thankyou.

airship Inner circle In my day, I have driven 1594 Posts 
It's MUCH more fun if you use base 2i.
'The central secret of conjuring is a manipulation of interest.'  Henry Hay

PsyKosh Regular user Michigan 135 Posts 
Quote:
On 20070503 11:57, airship wrote: Just do i*(same stuff as before) and you're done. 
stanalger Special user St. Louis, MO 996 Posts 
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? 
PsyKosh Regular user Michigan 135 Posts 
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. 
airship Inner circle In my day, I have driven 1594 Posts 
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!
'The central secret of conjuring is a manipulation of interest.'  Henry Hay

airship Inner circle In my day, I have driven 1594 Posts 
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.
'The central secret of conjuring is a manipulation of interest.'  Henry Hay

MagiClyde Special user Columbus, Ohio 871 Posts 
Thanks for catching that error regarding base two counting, Airship. I was about to let you know that you forgot the 16.
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