An interesting coincidence:

Gons (also called Grads, or Gradians) are another nomenclature of angle measurement along with Degrees and Radians.

In the base 2 number system, using the easiest rationalization of pi (i.e. 11.001 = 3.125), if we multiply that value by 64 (2^6 = 64 = 1000000, a binary incrementation of Radians), this equals 200 Gons (11001000 Gons in base 2 nomenclature), which is exactly how many gons are in that half circle (a whole circle is 2pi Radians).

This observation only seems abstract. I have a number bases app designed, but don`t have the resources to develop it. The irony is that number bases is a very simple and fundamental lesson in paradigms; how we are adapted to them, and the natural phenomena of (and discomfort in) shifting. NB-That philosophical note does not apply here because one number system is as good as the next.

Base 2: 11.001 × 1000000.0 = 11001000.0

Base 10: Gons (Gradians) were a base 10 assignment of 100 Gons per quarter-circle (i.e. over 90 Degrees, or 1.57 Radians). 400 Gons is the angle measure of a complete circle.

 

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