Question) Evaluate: 522(base 6) - 244 (base 6)
answer = 234 , one mark for both method and answer, no marks given for converting to decimal and back.
Question) Evaluate: 522(base 6) - 244 (base 6)
answer = 234 , one mark for both method and answer, no marks given for converting to decimal and back.
Hello, scott_237!
If you copied the problem accurately,
. . there is no way they can get their answer!
There is no "borrowing" required.Evaluate: .$\displaystyle 566_6 - 244_6$
Answer: .$\displaystyle 234_6$ .??
. . The answer comes out to: $\displaystyle 322_6$
. . $\displaystyle \begin{array}{cccc} & 5 & 6 & 6 \\ - & 2 & 4 & 4 \\ \hline & 3 & 2 & 2 \end{array}$
yea thanks, i see how it works when i convert it to decimal then back, i.e. base 6 = ...36,6,1 as opposed to decimal = 1000,100,10,1 but the question requires it to be done with a certain method, you don't get marks for converting to decimal then doing the subtraction then converting to base 6 again.
Do any of you know a method like this?