Now this is probably a stupid question but I can't wrap my head around the idea. I need someone with a bit more brain power than mine. |

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Our number system is based on tens. 0 through 9 then next branch, 10 through 19 and so on. It was probably easier for us humans to work in group on tens since we have ten fingers. |

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Now I am aware that in the end it really doesn't matter how we express numbers. In group of tens or in group of 12, 15, 16, whatever. Because numbers value remains the same no matter how they are expressed. Or does it? |

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My question is this: | | | |

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Theoretically, if I was to use a different system based on group of 16s, where 0 through 16 would be a 1 digit number, would it work the same way? Could it confuse a mathematician or would it be really obvious and easy method to bypass? |

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This is a weird question. | | |

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But thank you in advance for your help. | | |