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Trinitary number

The ternary numeral system (also called base 3) has three as its base, so it uses the digits 0, 1 and 2. Analogous to a bit, a ternary digit is a trit (trinary digit).

 


Explanation

With 1 trit you can make 31 =  3 numbers

03 = 0
13 = 1
23 = 2

With 2 trits you can make 32 = 9 numbers

003 = 0
013 = 1
023 = 2
103 = 3
113 = 4
123 = 5
203 = 6
213 = 7
223 = 8

With 3 trits you can make 33 = 27 numbers

0003 = 0
0013 = 1
0023 = 2
0103 = 3
0113 = 4
0123 = 5
0203 = 6
0213 = 7
0223 = 8
1003 = 9
1013 = 10
1023 = 11
1103 = 12
1113 = 13
1123 = 14
1203 = 15
1213 = 16
1223 = 17
2003 = 18
2013 = 19
2023 = 20
2103 = 21
2113 = 22
2123 = 23
2203 = 24
2213 = 25
2223 = 26

 


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