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10 hours ago, Hank said:

@aviatoreb, nice discussion of base 10 vs. base 8. But much of our early math, as well as timekeeping up through today, was developed by the Sumerians and Babylonians  using base 12. Where did base 12 come from? They sure didn't have 12 fingers, and they wrote with flared sticks in small clay tablets later dried in the sun.

Base 8 is the same as base 10 if you are missing two fingers.. :)

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3 hours ago, Hyett6420 said:

Base 8 is the same as base 10 if you are missing two fingers.. :)

Incorrect.

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And as promised here is that picture showing the rest of the detail that the 3 digits as per FAA cannot capture of the irrational number Pi.  See the decimal point is actually a Pi symbol.  Since for some reason, the FAA wouldn't let me have a tail number with infinitely many digits.

IMG_3723.jpg

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On 3/16/2019 at 12:57 PM, aviatoreb said:

Incorrect.

Not according to Tom Lehrer in New Math.  :)  

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