Sentence Examples


  • Or, on the quinary-binary system, we need only give independent definitions to the numbers up to five; the numbers six, seven,..
  • The introduction of these other symbols produces a compound scale, which may be called a quinarybinary, or, less correctly, a quinary-denary scale.
  • Thus 1878 in the quinary-binary scale would be 1131213, and 1828 would be 1130213; the meaning of these is seen at once by comparison with MDCCCLXXVIII and MDCCCXXVIII.
  • Examples of this are given in § 20; it is worthy of notice that the vigesimal (or, rather, quinary-quaternary) system was used by the Mayas of Yucatan, and also, in a more perfect form, by the Nahuatl (Aztecs) of Mexico.
  • If a quinary-binary system (such as would naturally fit in with counting on the fingers) is not adopted, teachers unconsciously resort to a binary-quinary system.
 

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