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Discussion of "ce'i"
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Comment #1: Not necessarily decimal?
Curtis W Franks (Wed Mar 18 04:23:18 2015)

I am guessing that this word works like ??ki'o?? in that its meaning
changes based on the base being used?

Comment #2: Re: Not necessarily decimal?
Curtis W Franks (Sun Jun 21 23:18:56 2015)

krtisfranks wrote:
> I am guessing that this word works like ??ki'o?? in that its meaning
> changes based on the base being used?


I propose that this definition be specified for ".a'y ce'i ju'u by" ("a%
base b"):

Let n and m be integers such that n, m > 0; let 'a' be a number represented
by a string of digits (a_n, ..., a_0, a_(-1), ..., a_(-m), ...), read from
left to right (see commentary for the English definition of ju'u); let b
be an appropriate number for the base. Then: .a'y ce'i ju'u by = (a_n, ...,
a_0, a_(-1), ..., a_(-m), ...) ce'i ju'u by = (((a_n)*(b^n)) + )*(b^(-2)) =
a/(b^2).
Basically, divide by whatsoever "100" means in base b.

In cases where the base is not constant/is given by a sequence (such as
with a factorial base, prime base, or with time; usually accompanied with
some combination of pi'e, ju'au, and ju'u'i), one would divide
instead by whatever "100" means in this base. For example, consider a
prime base where the power of the lesser primes is represented by the digit
on the right in each pair. Then "1" would mean 2^1, "x" would mean 2^x,
"10" would mean (3^1)*(2^0), (x,y) would mean (3^x)*(2^y), etc. . In
particular, "100" would mean (5^1)*(3^0)*(2^0) = 5, so one would divide by
5.

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I do not know what it would mean if "%" (ce'i) were to appear in a
non-final position in a numeric string.

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