What is base 1 used for?

Since base 2 is 1 and 0 base 1 is just 0 so what is base 1 used for? I know base 2 is binary but I see no purpose to base 1 except the need to exist to support the rest of the base system. Is there another purpose to base 1.

1 Answer

The system is called Unary numeral system. The use of tally marks in counting is an application of the unary numeral system. 

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