Number Systems

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We have spent so many years doing maths with the same set of numbers that we often forget that our way of writing numbers is just one way among many. We use the Arabic numerals in Base 10, but there are many alternatives each with their own story. For two other number systems, research the following:

  1. What is the purpose of this number system, and what are its distinctive features?
  2. Explain where and how this number system is used today.
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this number system?

Put these into your own post and submit them by the end of the lesson!

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