# Looking for Base 12

• RandallB
In summary, there is a tool called Mathematica that can convert number bases and work in other number bases. The speaker also mentions creating a tool using C++ that can convert between bases 0 to 10, but is still working on bases over 10. They express a desire for a good calculator for this purpose.

#### RandallB

Does anyone know where to find a base to base conversion calculator that can do basic math in other number bases.

Finding one that will select between bases 2; 8; 10; 16 isn’t hard.
But how about base 3; 4; 6; and 12
Seen any web based tools, or a spread sheet add in that can do this?

RB

You can convert number bases and work in other numbers bases in mathematica.

I created one using C++ that converts from any base from 0 to 10 to any other base from 0 to 10; but still working on bases over base 10. Sorry. Although I'd love to see a good calculator for that.

## What is "Looking for Base 12"?

"Looking for Base 12" is a scientific research project that aims to explore the potential of using a base-12 numerical system instead of the commonly used base-10 system.

## What is the significance of using a base-12 numerical system?

The base-12 system has been proposed as a more efficient and practical alternative to the base-10 system. It has been argued that it can make calculations and measurements easier, as well as offer advantages in fields such as mathematics, physics, and computer science.

## Who is conducting this research project?

The "Looking for Base 12" project is being conducted by a team of scientists and mathematicians from various institutions and backgrounds. It is a collaborative effort to explore the potential of a base-12 numerical system.

## What are some examples of base-12 calculations and measurements?

In the base-12 system, numbers are represented using 12 digits (0-9, A and B). An example of a base-12 calculation would be 6 + 9 = F (15 in base-10). An example of a base-12 measurement would be a circle divided into 12 equal parts instead of the usual 10 parts in the base-10 system.

## Is there a possibility of a universal adoption of the base-12 system?

At this point, it is impossible to predict if the base-12 system will ever be universally adopted. It is a subject of ongoing research and discussion, and its potential benefits and challenges are still being explored. However, some argue that it could be a more efficient and logical system in the long run.