> And base 8 may have some advantages over base 10 (I tried working > out the value of pi in base 8 - I think it comes out at 3.1111continuing, > which [assuming I'm correct, can anyone confirm?] would make some > aspects of geometry a little easier to do in your head). LOL This would probably be 22/7, which is a good approximation to pi (and was used in Egypt). As pi is irrational, it won't have a terminating or cyclic representation in any system. regards 'aq