Interesting concept. So they can't be called "base-n", but any mathematical concept is still valid of course. And there may even be a name for it that I don't know of.

In fact they can be expressed as polynomials:

7a³ + 3a² + 0a + 0 6a³ + 3a² + 4a + 0 etc..

Where a=2

ganesh

2005-09-02 15:04:55

I don't know what made you think of this idea. In base-n system, numbers greater than or equal to n are 'banned'. Anyway, the illustration given by you was interesting.

John E. Franklin

2005-09-02 07:50:42

Does anyone have a name for a number system where the digits can be values larger than the base? Here is an example using base-2 places but filling them with digits up to 9. Each four digit number shown below has a value of 68 in base-10.