The leftist number system consists of numbers with decimal digits arranged in strings to the left, instead of to the right. This system fails to be a field only because it contains zero-divisors. The same construction with prime base yields the p-adic numbers.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2008
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