19th Oct '16 1:14:48 PM

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** The D'ni have a base 25 system, in keeping with the games' general tendency to use powers of five as {{Arc Number}}s.

** In ''VideoGame/MystIIIExile'', Saavedro's journal pages are numbered in base 5.

** In ''VideoGame/MystIIIExile'', Saavedro's journal pages are numbered in base 5.

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** The D'ni have a base 25 system, in keeping with the games' general tendency to use powers of five as {{Arc ~~Number}}s.~~

Number}}s. It has a base 5 subsystem: the symbol for 5 is a 1 rotated, 10 is a rotated 2, and so on, up to a unique figure for 25.

** In ''VideoGame/MystIIIExile'', Saavedro's journal pages are numbered in a base~~5.~~5 system similar to tallies, but with a leaf motif in keeping with the rest of his culture..

** ''VideoGame/{{Obduction}}'', ''Myst'''s SpiritualSuccessor, features a base-four system associated with one of the setting's alien races. They also use a particular notation based on drawing lines among a diagonal grid of dots: lines attached to the central dot are ones; the dot above represents fours, the one on the right represents sixteens, and so on in an expanding spiral.

** In ''VideoGame/MystIIIExile'', Saavedro's journal pages are numbered in a base

** ''VideoGame/{{Obduction}}'', ''Myst'''s SpiritualSuccessor, features a base-four system associated with one of the setting's alien races. They also use a particular notation based on drawing lines among a diagonal grid of dots: lines attached to the central dot are ones; the dot above represents fours, the one on the right represents sixteens, and so on in an expanding spiral.

4th Oct '16 8:01:49 PM

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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/327837/friendship-is-sufficiently-advanced Friendship is Sufficiently Advanced]]'', an MLP: FIM/Eldraeverse crossover, ponies use base eight, counting the joints in equine limbs, while eldrae use base 12 as mentioned below. In chapter VII Twilight and the eldrae main character compare numerals when the former notes that the latter's ship designation (1129) is written in only three digits (seven-ten-one, or two-one-five-one in equine numbers).

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* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' when Dorothy took over accounting for Aby's business she converted all the numbers to "rabbit numbers" to keep the mostly carnivorous employees from getting ideas. By which she meant base six, for their [[ExplosiveBreeder average litter size]].

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* Roman numerals could be considered a combination of base 5 and base 10. With unique symbols for 1 (I), 5 (V), 10 (X), 50 (L), 100 (C), 500 (D), and 1,000 (M). All other numbers being an additive or subtractive combination of the unique signs.

8th Aug '16 5:20:03 PM

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** Discord notably doesn't do this, and at one point offhandedly derides the ponies for not using the decimal system.

29th Jul '16 4:57:22 AM

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* In a throwaway joke in ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheClockworkPrincess'', Prince Aaronev Sturmvoraus sends a message to one of his subjects stating that if he's caught making change in base 8 one more time, he'll be paying his taxes in base 12.

* Currency in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe is a mixture of base 17 (17 sickles to the galleon) and base 29 (29 knuts to the sickle). This is possibly a joke based on the currency units of RL Britain until the 70s (Though at least they didn't use prime numbers).

* Currency in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe is a mixture of base 17 (17 sickles to the galleon) and base 29 (29 knuts to the sickle). This is possibly a joke based on the currency units of RL Britain until the 70s (Though at least they didn't use prime numbers).

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* Up until the 1970s, British currency was a mix of base 12 (12 pence to the shilling), and base 20 (20 shillings to the pound). They were the last first world nation to switch to a decimal based currency.

28th Jun '16 6:52:31 PM

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* A significant portion of the game ''{{VideoGame/Rama}}'', based on Arthur C. Clarke's [[RendezvousWithRama novel]] series of the [[TheGameOfTheBook same name]], involves solving mathematical puzzles based on the native number systems of the Avians (base 16) and Octospiders (base 8). (Which is at odds with the Ramans, who use base 3. Neither the Avians nor the Octospiders are Ramans. They're just samples of other space-faring species that the Ramans had gathered.)

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* A significant portion of the game ''{{VideoGame/Rama}}'', based on Arthur C. Clarke's ~~[[RendezvousWithRama novel]] ~~novel series of the [[TheGameOfTheBook same name]], involves solving mathematical puzzles based on the native number systems of the Avians (base 16) and Octospiders (base 8). (Which is at odds with the Ramans, who use base 3. Neither the Avians nor the Octospiders are Ramans. They're just samples of other space-faring species that the Ramans had gathered.)

28th Jun '16 6:52:31 PM

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28th Jun '16 6:46:26 PM

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* The aliens in the ''[[RendezvousWithRama Rama]]'' books appear to use base 3.

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* The aliens in the ~~''[[RendezvousWithRama ~~''[[Literature/RendezvousWithRama Rama]]'' books appear to use base 3.

2nd Apr '16 5:16:00 PM

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* At one point in ''Fangs of K'aath'', the FunnyAnimal civilization's use of base 8 is explained (due, again, to their fingers) by one character to another; they write 8 as "10". They are apparently fond of mathematics, too, which is fitting, as this particular FantasyCounterpartCulture is based on the medieval Islamic lands.

* In the ''Literature/Eldraeverse'', the Eldrae use base 12, and had a brief flirtation with base 16.

* In the ''Literature/Eldraeverse'', the Eldrae use base 12, and had a brief flirtation with base 16.

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* At one point in ~~''Fangs ~~''[[Literature/TheFangsOfKaath The Fangs of ~~K'aath'', ~~K'aath]]'', the FunnyAnimal civilization's use of base 8 is explained (due, again, to their fingers) by one character to another; they write 8 as "10". They are apparently fond of mathematics, too, which is fitting, as this particular FantasyCounterpartCulture is based on the medieval Islamic lands.

* In the~~''Literature/Eldraeverse'', ~~''Literature/{{Eldraeverse}}'', the Eldrae use base 12, and had a brief flirtation with base ~~16.~~16. Not because of their number of digits (baseline Eldrae have as many as humans), but because their language was standardized by [[https://eldraeverse.com/2016/03/31/trope-a-day-alternative-number-system/ mathematical philosophers]].

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* In ''{{Traveller}}'', the various alien species use different base mathematics. The Aslan use Base 8, the Hivers use Base 16, and the Droyne use Base 6. Most of the various {{Human Alien}}s, as well as the Vargr, use Base 10.

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* In ~~''{{Traveller}}'', ~~''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'', the various alien species use different base mathematics. The Aslan use Base 8, the Hivers use Base 16, and the Droyne use Base 6. Most of the various {{Human Alien}}s, as well as the Vargr, use Base 10.

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* In ''WebComic/{{Housepets}}'', a mouse named Spo came from a very large family. How large? The sibling born immediately after him [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/02/23/their-naming-conventions-had-a-cover-charge/ was named Spp]]...

* In ''WebComic/GirlGenius''' world of [[MadScientist mad science]] there's bound to be examples showing up: "Tell the landlord that he is to stop trying to make change in base eight, or he'll pay his taxes in base twelve."

* In ''WebComic/GirlGenius''' world of [[MadScientist mad science]] there's bound to be examples showing up: "Tell the landlord that he is to stop trying to make change in base eight, or he'll pay his taxes in base twelve."

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1st Apr '16 8:06:00 AM

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* In the ''Literature/Eldraeverse'', the Eldrae use base 12, and had a brief flirtation with base 16.

11th Feb '16 9:50:03 AM

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->"Base eight is just like base ten, really. [[FourFingeredHands If you're missing two fingers]]."

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->"Base eight is just like base ten, really. ~~[[FourFingeredHands ~~If you're missing two ~~fingers]].~~fingers."

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