I've tired of base 16. I decided to play with something a little more obscure.

I played with base 7.4

Where is in decimal you have : 1000s, 100s, 10s, 1s, .1, .10, .100, etc...

In base 7.4 you have:

7.4^3, 7.4^2, 7.4^1, 7.4^0, 7.4^-1, 7.4^-2, 7.4^-3

So at first all worked out.

10(10) = 12.431644201(7.4)

9(10) = 11.431644201(7.4)

8(10) = 10.431644201(7.4)

Then I made the mistake of solving for

7.4(10) = 10(7.4)

I came up with 7.270551032(7.4)

that's right. In Base 7.4:

10(7.4) == 7.270551032(7.4)

Oops.

I love moments when you prove different numbers are the same.

I looked at

**jnanacandra**at this point and said, "I think I broke Math"

So... my new form of using rational non-integers as numeration bases shall from this day forward have a name.

I call my system:

**"Crystal Math"**
quetzwednesHahahahahahaha!

I hope no housewives develop a liking for it. ;-]

## Housewives... no

lordandreiYou can now no longer do over the counter fractions. Divisors must be signed for at the proctors desk and you will need to show state ID as well as put your signature to a form that you will not misuse division in excess of a federally regulated maximum.

## Re: Housewives... no

wednesSome people just have to ruin math for everyone...

;-]

marta_sGroooooaaaaan!

princekermit10(7.4) == 7.270551032(7.4) - reminds me of how -40 centigrade and -40 fahrenheit are the same.

sheistheweatheraspasia93kethar-ken-

## Alright then

lordandreiX = 1

now multiply each side by xX

^{2}= Xnext subtract 1 from each sideX

^{2}-1 = X-1time to factor the left side(X+1)(X-1) = X-1

cancel the like factorsX+1 = 1

now substitute X on the left1+1 = 1

compute the left2 = 1

oops## Re: Alright then

kethar((X+1)(X-1))/(X-1) = 0/(X-1)

X+1 = 0

1+1 = 0

2 = 0

so, if 2=1 and 2=0, 1=0, therefore 1111 = 0000, so 8 = 0...

## Re: Alright then

lordandreimotive_nuance