Reply to post: Re: Bah!

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

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Re: Bah!

If you look at Babylonian numbers, they used a base 10 representation for numbers, within a positional system for base 60. You just needed to know the symbols for 1-9 and 10. They also had a rudimentary understanding of zero. I do not know how the numbers were 'read', though.

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