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    Whats a BASE???

    i get powers, but whats a base?
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    In a^b, a is the base and b is the power.
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    hmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graffitixgirl View Post
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    make no sense =\ 26 = ?a .... LOL
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    nonono
    ? *9* not a... lolz
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    Doesn't matter what it is, because all your base are belong to us.



    (sorry... couldn't help myself)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebesques View Post
    Doesn't matter what it is, because all your base are belong to us.
    (sorry... couldn't help myself)
    LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Graffitixgirl View Post
    nonono
    ? *9* not a... lolz
    so 26 = ?^9???

    if so ... to get rid of the nine ... you take power of 1/9 both sides...

    (26)^(1/9) = ?^(9)(1/9)

    26^(1/9) = ? ^ 1

    26^(1/9) = ?

    ... calculator says ... 1.43621

    BUTTT

    if you question is 2^6 = ?^9

    do the same thing...

    2^6(1/9) = ?^9(1/9)
    2^2/3 = ?

    2^2/3 is the same as ...

    <br />
\sqrt[3]{2^2}<br />

    hope this help but i feel like it didnt :P
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    All your base are belong to us.

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself!

    EDIT: Rebs beat me to it!
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    Base

    Base, as stated above, is b in the b^n form. This also relates to base when referring to the base of a positional numeral system.

    Standard numbers are base 10 where each position is represented as 10^n where n is its position. Example: 236 = 2*10^2 + 3*10^1 + 6*10^0

    For a binary number the base is two. 1010 = 1*2^3 + 1*2^1 (this number is the same as 10 in base 10)
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