Negaternary is a numeral system in which numbers are written as sums of successive powers of -3. The three digits are 0, 1, and 2. The advantage of using a negative radix is that there is no longer a need for a minus sign; negative numbers can be written the same way as positive numbers. (Compare with balanced ternary in which the radix is positive 3 but the digits are -1, 0, and 1.) Here are the integers from negative ten to ten in both decimal and negaternary:
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