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!

AFAIK, number names are still subject to debate. That's because you need to find a phonetic representation of the number besides its symbolic representation (i.e. "two" <-> "2"). In some instance numbers were also used to refer to gods...

Also AFAIK, they had no distinct names for numbers 1-60, but like those counting in base 10, had names for numbers up to 20, and then names for tens and so on. Remember the mathematics and positional system was base 60, the number symbols were not.

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