So to describe in short my problem, let's bring a quick example here ... :

Say we have the number 5420.

With a radix of 10 (

**Decimal System**) this number is consisted of this sum:

5420 = (5*10^3) + (4*10^2) + (2*10^1) + (0*10^0)

Well, with a radix of 20 it's :

5420 = (13*20^2) + (11*20^1) + (0*20^0)

The point here is that while

**10**goes up to the 3rd power,

**20**goes up to the 2nd power.

It's pretty easy to find the

**maximum power**of 10 for a number if it's based on the

**Decimal System**(

*) because our numerical system is constructed as such to be*

**You just have to count how many digits there are***comfortable*when working with powers of 10.

But what if we're working with a different radix?

This post has been edited by **general656**: 09 March 2017 - 02:55 PM