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Babylonian mathematics

The Babylonian system of mathematics was sexagesimal (base-60) numeral system. From this we derive the modern day usage of 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and 360 (60×6) degrees in a circle. The Babylonians were able to make great advances in mathematics for two reasons. Firstly, the number 60 is a Highly composite number, having divisors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30, facilitating calculations with fractions. Additionally, unlike the Egyptians and Romans, the Babylonians and Indians had a true place-value system, where digits written in the left column represented larger values (much as in our base ten system: 734 = 7×100 + 3×10 + 4×1).
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so 10 would be 60
and 100 would be 3600 (60*60)

It gets interesting where 1000 would be 216 000

1000 looks much less dazzling as 216 000

They would do 10 000+10 000 while we would have 12 960 000 + 12 960 000

We would have to introduce killos and millis. But then we get values like millimeter per millisecond and we try to compare it to km/hr.

If that doesn't show you the advantage of having more then 10 number imagine doing calculations in binary.

Small sums like 23+66 turn into almost meaningless rows of digits.

Looking at bits 4 at a time and we almost get the pretty numbers back.

We have the difference between a 32 bit and a 64 bits computer all documented.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit#Pros_and_cons

It's that 16 bits cant really contain much information. So the majority of their content is used for moving the bits around.

We already put them in groups of 3.

43 654 875 242 645 353 351

We have 64 symbols?

0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ?!

e5 eB! 6gS 5wD 6?h

That's a very big number, I'm sure you've seen websites use strings like that in their URL. Anyway, the metric system is just as bad as the Babylonian mathematics. Makes you curious when we are going to make something that works? Perhaps never? It is beyond our abilities? haha? Look at the machines pumping away! hahaha! It's not like anyone still has anything to say about anything. The daemonic machines have taken over long ago.... long... long... loooooong ago...

funny.

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