Number Systems (by Sandeep Darapuneni)

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Egyptian Number System

 

The Purpose and the Distinctive Features of this
Number System

Egyptians
used this number system like we use the Hindu-Arabic System today. But instead
of numbers, this system used everyday objects to represent the numbers.

 

Where and How this Number System is Used Today

The
Egyptian Number System is not used today.

 

Advantages and Disadvantages

This
number system made it easier for the Egyptians to carry out simple operations
such as addition and subtraction. But this system required you to draw out many
symbols, meaning that a lot of time and space would be used.

 

Hexadecimal

 

The Purpose and the Distinctive Features of this
Number System

Hexadecimal
is of base 16 and uses 0-9 for the first 10 characters and A, B, C, D, E for
the next 6 characters. Primarily, this number system was created to write
binary code shorter. For example, 1111 0011 1000 1010 in binary code can be
simply written as F38A in hexadecimal.

 

Where and How this Number System is Used Today

Computer
programmers use this language today to quickly read binary numbers.

 

Advantages and Disadvantages

Hexadecimal
is useful as it allows for the quick reading of binary. But one drawback of
hexadecimal is that there is a limit to the size of numbers that can be made,
with 65 535 being the largest number possible.

#exploremaths

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