Working with bases greater than 10. Just for fun.
I'm trying to figure out how to work with math in higher than base 10. As an experiment, I started using base 26, using a = 0, b = 1, c = 2, and so on until z = 25. I then tried to calculate the value of my name, which is mark. The value I got was 18,317, but I have no idea how to check to see if I was right. Is there someone that can help me figure out what I'm doing or possibly an easier way to do it?