# Halloween/Christmas Fun

• 03-14-2010
jakemott
Halloween/Christmas Fun
So, Im just gonna get straight to the point im sure this is a simple answer although an hour of google searching has turned up nothing and a few conversions of my own nothing either. If you know what im talking about great .. then you know that OCT 31 is equal to DEC 25.. But ive also been told that programmers cannot distinguish NOV 27 from these too dates either. Converting 27 to binary gives 11011 which is not 11001 which is what you get when you convert DEC 25 or OCT 31 to binary so thats not it.. So .. umm is NOV some kind of measurment as well? or is there another type of conversion that needs to be done.. taking NOV 27 and doing this to it 1127 and converting it to either bin or OCT comes up with nothing either. Maybe a full day of reading has just fryed my brain.. Can anyone clear this simple brain teaser up for me please. ? Thank you.
• 03-14-2010
tabstop
Just like OCT stands for "8" and DEC stands for "10", NOV stands for "9"....
• 03-14-2010
VirtualAce
Moved to GD.
• 03-14-2010
jakemott
Sorry I don't understand.. Is NOV some type of measurement other than HEX/DEC/OCT/BIN that I dont know about? Where does it fit in?
O so, October, novermber, December. Silly me. 8,9,10 Maybe? lol Is that right? how do you convert Dec 25 or OCT 31 to NOV 27 then .. im assuming when you say NOV stands for 9 you mean a new base type. Base 9 numbering system? Or am I going in the total wrong direction here?
• 03-14-2010
_Mike
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Originally Posted by jakemott
im assuming when you say NOV stands for 9 you mean a new base type. Base 9 numbering system? Or am I going in the total wrong direction here?

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• 03-14-2010
jakemott
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Originally Posted by _Mike

Thank you Mike. Ok, So is NOV actually an abbreviation for the Nonary system? Or is it simply that relating the months to number systems that NOV would stand for 9 and hence would be the Nonary base 9 system, so in fact NOV doesn't actually stand for Nonary it just falls between 8-10 when you do a key/value type pairing October/8, November/9, December/10. Not OCT/base 8, NOV/base 9, DEC/base 10 .. ??
• 03-14-2010
tabstop
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Originally Posted by jakemott
Thank you Mike. Ok, So is NOV actually an abbreviation for the Nonary system? Or is it simply that relating the months to number systems that NOV would stand for 9 and hence would be the Nonary base 9 system, so in fact NOV doesn't actually stand for Nonary it just falls between 8-10 when you do a key/value type pairing October/8, November/9, December/10. Not OCT/base 8, NOV/base 9, DEC/base 10 .. ??

Novem is the Latin for nine, just as decem is the Latin for ten and octo is eight. If we follow the pattern for octal and decimal, it would be novimal (I think those vowels are right) for base 9 instead of nonary. Of course, my dictionary doesn't have either word, so it's hard to say. (Nonary follows the didn't-catch-on denary for base 10 and binary for base 2, which would have been "bimal" in the pattern above.)