Reply to post: Re: SI

Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: SI

"Why use exact powers of 10? Why not use binary numbers? The power of 2 used will still be arbitrary."

The Babylonians used 12 and 60 (can you guess where we still use those?)

The Romans used 12 a lot. 10 was mostly only used for military work.

In both cases it's because the number of divisors make them easier to work with than 10s.

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