Base 10 numbering system

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This thread reminds me of this Tom Lehrer song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIKGV2cTgqA

Base 8 halfway through.

that old math seems confusing, and i'm >35.

so, 3 from 2 is 9? they're still doing a carry, just weirdly.
 
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that old math seems confusing, and i'm >35.

so, 3 from 2 is 9? they're still doing a carry, just weirdly.

The song came out in 1965, so you'd have to be >50 to understand the old math, I guess. The "new math" made perfect sense to me, including base 8, but back then I guess it was whacky.
 

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