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!

Not talking about symbols, names.

In base ten, in English, nine plus one gives us not "One-zero", but "ten". Double that and we don't get "Two-zero", we get "twenty".

There are 21 individual names for numbers between 0 and 20. There are another 12 names if you want to count up beyond 1 000 000 000.

Now, how many names do you need for the sexadecimal digits that make life so much "easier".

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