
Re: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
Posted:
Sep 22, 2017 6:18 AM


Den fredag 22 september 2017 kl. 01:05:30 UTC+2 skrev mitchr...@gmail.com: > On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 3:19:34 PM UTC7, Markus Klyver wrote: > > Den torsdag 21 september 2017 kl. 23:14:36 UTC+2 skrev mitchr...@gmail.com: > > > On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:08:13 PM UTC7, Markus Klyver wrote: > > > > Den torsdag 21 september 2017 kl. 22:52:05 UTC+2 skrev mitchr...@gmail.com: > > > > > Zero is the name for no quantity. Its only real use is to set bases. > > > > > > > > > > Mitchell Raemsch > > > > > > > > What do you mean by this, exactly? What do you mean by "set bases"? > > > > > > You cannot see that decimal requires 0 after 9.., to make 10? > > > > I don't even know what you mean by that statement. What do you mean by "make 10"? Please clarify. > > count from 9 to 10... you must set up the base by the 0 to go from > 9 to 10. The end quantity number is 9 then a zero is required to > to the next represented quantity. In this case the base is decimal. > > There is a problem if you cannot see this.
What I *think* you are saying is that we use 0 to distinguish 5 from 50 in our radix system. This is true, but I don't see how this is related to bases of vector spaces.

