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Addition in an arbitrary base without radix conversion

hnique; using it, one may add and subtract numbers represented in any radix, including a mixed radix, and stored one digit per byte in bytes of sufficient size. Radix conversion is unnecessary, no looping is required, and numbers may even be stored in a display (I/O) format. Applications to Cobol, MIX, and hexadecimal sums are discussed.

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