# Bases

Reference > Mathematics > Number TheoryA simple explanation of bases, using base ten as an example

Using Base Eight as a way of introducing bases other than base ten

Clarification about symbols and notation in bases

How to handle bases that are larger than base ten (for example, base sixteen)

How to convert base ten numbers into other bases

How to perform arithmetic operations in bases besides base ten

What to do if you are not told the base in which a calculation is done?

Why do we even use bases other than base ten? What value does it have?

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