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Re: In base 1, the number after 0 is:

by kcott (Abbot)
on May 01, 2014 at 17:28 UTC ( #1084668=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to In base 1, the number after 0 is:

A Thumb!

I checked it: zero was a fist; 110 was a thumb; 210 was a thumb and forefinger; ...

Unfortunately, the options:

  • Thumb
  • Other
  • None of the above

were all missing, so I wasn't able to vote in this poll. :-(

-- Ken


Comment on Re: In base 1, the number after 0 is:
Re^2: In base 1, the number after 0 is:
by chacham (Priest) on May 01, 2014 at 18:52 UTC

    You could always repurpose -0. It's not like it means something specific anyway. :)

Re^2: In base 1, the number after 0 is:
by FloydATC (Chaplain) on May 02, 2014 at 06:25 UTC

    Deaf people have improved this slightly :-)

    They consider a hand with only the thumb extended to mean "6", while the index finger means "1". Zero is signed by forming a round shape using the thumb and index finger. This way they can sign the numbers 0 .. 9 using one hand only.

    -- FloydATC

    Time flies when you don't know what you're doing

      How do they do 5? Did you mean 5 when you typed 6?

        "5" is your hand with all fingers extended, "9" is all fingers except the pinky extended.

        "10" is signed "1" then "0".

        -- FloydATC

        Time flies when you don't know what you're doing

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