Supposedly Trivial math question.
Steve Meyers
steve at plug.org
Tue Oct 1 10:59:34 MDT 2013
On 10/1/13 10:45 AM, Levi Pearson wrote:
> What the problem*actually* says is that the denominational system is
> strictly a place-value system of arbitrary base. So all of the
> denominations will be powers of the base. The example is in base-10,
> and specifically lists only powers of 10, not multiples of those
> powers. So, no $20 bills, $0.25 bills, etc.
Okay, that makes sense. I didn't get that from the original post, but
that would definitely make the problem a lot easier. You're basically
just converting to whatever base you're using, and then using each digit
as a number of bills for its place value.
Steve
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