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well ya i have proofs right no. oh dear lord kill proofs
I`m with you so far!
Today we use Hexidecimal (base 16) which is absolutely scary, but it saves even more space.
The song is from the 70s.
The guy is Tom Lehrer, well worth a look, see wikipedia. Dry, dry songs about current (at the time) events. Taught at Harvard. I heard a story he invented gin jelly to get around a campus ban on alcoholic `beverages`.
Anyway, what happened was they changed the way people were taught to do maths from the ways he mentions at the very beginning to the way everyone does it now. My impression is that the old ones were quicker but the new ones work by understanding what you`re doing.
I gather there was something of a crisis a parent (and some teachers) were even less able to do their kids maths than they normally are.
AFAIK the only use for base 8 is to show you get the general idea with base 10 and base 2.
Base 10 is too clumsy to represent with binary. :)
We may as well study a system based on the square root of (i). A base ten system is functional, simple, and unversally accepted.
Granted we use a Base 6 System to keep time, but that`s cumbersome and nonsensical it`s self. That certainly isn`t new math.
Although he should have done it in hexadecimal.
"Whats so new about this math ? It is the same math i did in the eigthies. And base 8 i learned while in third grade (with binary and hex). So where is the joke ? This is elementary stuff."see, these were targeted at people like us... who would understand what it means, and not think "wtf is base 8?!?" it wasnt intended to sound hard, it was intended to sound like were teaching kids the complicated way.
In my country kids are taught that "12teen-year-olds" are actually called 12 year olds. That`s the way our educational system is"
Besides, nikkia, if you have 10-year-olds in third grade, they`ve already flunked a couple of times. In my country, third graders are 8 years old.
Sorry, you lose. Move quickly and quietly to the retard section.
This song is even older than that. It`s from "That was the year that was" by Tom Lehrer, and was released in 1965!
Second of all, xp, the reason that the math is the same that you learned in grade school is because the audio track to this is from 1965, someone just set it to video.
I hate bananas.
In my country kids are taught that "12teen-year-olds" are actually called 12 year olds. That`s the way our educational system is ;-)
100 + 70 - 1 = 169
am i the only one that added the solution and the second number and did not get the first? i don`t get it xd
Well, most education systems must be similar. My friends daughter is in 3rd grade and is learning fractions.
As for the base 8, base 2, base 10 etc., in most cases, you don`t need to know it (Well, you need to know base 10...). If you want to learn it, there are a ton of great sites out there where you can learn. If it doesn`t interest you, move along. Nothing to see here...
But yeah, you can definitely hear the Arlo Guthrie STYLE in this :-)
It made me giggle.
base ten means that every time that you move over a number (like lets take 123) the number that is ACTUALLY multiplied by ten each time. so rather than writing 123 1`s we say we have 1 hundred two tens and 3 extras.
____ ____ ____10^2 10^1 1
now that is base ten
In base eight, instead of going by tens you go by eights. Below I will count to eleven
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10(8) 11(9) 12(10) 13(11)
to write 123 in base 8 we will need more spaces
________ _______ ______ ____8^3(512) 8^2(64) 8^1(8) 8
we don`t need anything in the 512 slot. but we put something in the 64 slot because 64 is less than 123. We get1 ___ ____
8 goes into 59 7 times with a remainder of 3. So your answer is
I hope I have helped you to understand.
No, it doesn`t even sound like Arlo. It gives the guys name twice in the video.