Nonary
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Nonary (also novemal) is a base9 numeral system, typically using the digits 08, but not the digit 9.
The first few numbers in decimal and nonary are:
Decimal  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27 
Nonary  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  30 

Ternary  0  1  2  10  11  12  20  21  22  100  101  102  110  111  112  120  121  122  200  201  202  210  211  212  220  221  222  1000 
The multiplication table in nonary is:
×  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  10 

1  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  10 
2  2  4  6  8  11  13  15  17  20 
3  3  6  10  13  16  20  23  26  30 
4  4  8  13  17  22  26  31  35  40 
5  5  11  16  22  27  33  38  44  50 
6  6  13  20  26  33  40  46  53  60 
7  7  15  23  31  38  46  54  62  70 
8  8  17  26  35  44  53  62  71  80 
10  10  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  100 
Nonary notation can be used as a concise representation of ternary data. This is similar to using quaternary notation for binary data, though the digit set is closer in size to octal.
Mathematical characteristics
Except for three, no primes in nonary end in 0, 3 or 6, since any nonary number ending in 0, 3 or 6 is divisible by three.
A nonary number is divisible by two, four, or eight if the sum of its digits is also divisible by two, four, or eight respectively.
If x is a triangular number, so is 9x+1.^{[note 1]} This means that one finds 3, 31, 311, 3111, 31111... in the triangular numbers. Likewise, 6, 61, 611, 6111, ....
Nonary is useful for determining the sum of the sum of all numbers in a sequence's digits until a single digit is obtained. For example, if one was to determine the sum of all digits in the number 382, the result would be found by 3+8+2=13; however, this number has more than one digit, so the process continues (1+3=4) therefore the number 382 would solve to be 4. This answer may be found more easily with Nonary by simply converting 382 into the base 9, which gives 464, the last digit of which will always be the result found by adding each digit up until a single digit is achieved, where 0 reflects the answer of 9.^{[Watkins 1]}
In popular culture
Although the term "Nonary" is used in describing the written form of the language used by the fictional civilization, The Culture, found in Iain M. Banks' books, the description on page 119 of Excession reads more like it is based on a binary system with a 9bit 'byte'.
The "Nonary Game" is the game played by the characters in the 2009 Nintendo DS video game, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. Much of the game revolves around the number nine, hence the name.
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Notes
 ↑ It can be derived naturally from the definition of triangular number, that if we assume is triangular number, then: ; We then obtain: which means is triangular number.