Reply to post: Re: We use base 10 for a reason

Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

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Re: We use base 10 for a reason

"Moreover, you could subdivide a pound into 960 farthings."
And they were still legal tender... Save up enough and you could buy a penny ha'penny's-worth of sweets on the way home with your dad's Sunday bottle of cider from the offie.

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