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Base 6, base 10, base 11, Roman numerals or other systems are simply notations used to write down "numerals", i.e. convenient labels that refer to the underlying numbers. The numbers themselves are the same regardless of what system of numerals is used to refer to them.

Though there could be some computational inefficiency if we tried to do arithmetic on, for instance, Avogadro's number expressed in Roman numerals.

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I don't think the actual number base would make a lot of difference except when you need to do calculations with a machine, in which case, binary, octal or Hex becomes more convenient - but not necessarily for ever. It depends on future computer architecture.

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