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Topic: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
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 Markus Klyver Posts: 730 Registered: 5/26/17
Re: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 6:18 AM
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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 UTC-7, 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 UTC-7, 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.

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