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Math Help - Division in base 6!!!

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    Smile Division in base 6!!!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, seeing as I am truly very confused!

    342 divided by 12 (in base 6)
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    Hello, pleasehelpme12345!

    342_6 \:\div\: 12_8

    You could convert the problem to base-ten, divide, then convert back to base-six.

    We would have: . 134 \div 8 \;=\;16,\text{ rem.}6 \quad\Rightarrow\quad 24_6\text{, rem.}10_6



    I can show you what the division looks like base-six.

    . . \begin{array}{ccccc} & & & 2 & 4 \\ & - & - & - & - \\ 1\;2 & ) & 3 & 4 & 2 \\ & & 2 & 4 \\ & & - & - \\ & & 1 & 0 & 2 \\ & & & 5 & 2 \\ & & - & - & - \\ & & & 1 & 0\end{array}

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