## Base 12

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#### 2. SeanzBeanz commented 10 years ago

Interesting analogy, I'll stick to my 10 digits though thank you very much

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#### 4. MakeTnotWar commented 10 years ago

Now do a fifth in Duodezimal. It's 0.24972497....

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#### 7. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

It is half past Duo. time for bed.

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#### 10. banzemanga commented 10 years ago

#4 Or you can be Babylonian and have base 60 and be able to have a nice division against 5.

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#### 13. kaleemyork commented 10 years ago

100% agree with #1

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#### 16. archis commented 10 years ago

I think I stay ignorant in this topic. I assume if I would be risenin this system I would be a fan of it. I am an engineer, I like too to dived numbers with 3 and 4 with out some decimals. So what do I (we) do? We make lenghts who easaly devides with twelve. Steps or elements with size of 1200, 2400, 3600, 4800, 6000mm and so on are common to see.

By the way this man has huge eye pupils

By the way this man has huge eye pupils

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#### 18. Threeme2189 commented 10 years ago

I think that 100% should be replaced by 2520%, meaning that 1 = 2520%.

The reason being that 2520 is the smallest number that can be divided by 1-10.

Very convenient if you think about it.

No more 33.3333...% and so on.

The reason being that 2520 is the smallest number that can be divided by 1-10.

Very convenient if you think about it.

No more 33.3333...% and so on.

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#### 19. Thanos commented 10 years ago

#14 That would depend on what they do. I think base2 (binary) would still be the system of choice for programmers... even though base16 (hexadecimal) is widely used for color definition (god save CSS coders ^^)...

So let's do a short summary:

- By narrator's admission, this new system would do (close to) nothing for mathematics in general;

- All advantages would impact pretty much only elementary school kids;

- Two new symbols would have to be introduced and distributed (talk about messing up ASCII);

- One of the newly introduced symbols would be constantly mistaken for our favorite variable "x", while the other one would collide with the small epsilon, which is also employed in mathematics (most common used in calculus);

Somehow, this system appears to focus greatly on teaching basic mathematics to kids, which is an amazing thought, but somewhat disregards other levels/branches of mathematics, defeating the whole purpose of numeric system choice...

So let's do a short summary:

- By narrator's admission, this new system would do (close to) nothing for mathematics in general;

- All advantages would impact pretty much only elementary school kids;

- Two new symbols would have to be introduced and distributed (talk about messing up ASCII);

- One of the newly introduced symbols would be constantly mistaken for our favorite variable "x", while the other one would collide with the small epsilon, which is also employed in mathematics (most common used in calculus);

Somehow, this system appears to focus greatly on teaching basic mathematics to kids, which is an amazing thought, but somewhat disregards other levels/branches of mathematics, defeating the whole purpose of numeric system choice...

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#### 25. zurathan commented 10 years ago

#21 no dude, #4 is right. you cant convert lover part of the fraction and leave the upper part, thats an insignificant math flaw. you may check it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duodecimal .belowly there is a huge table about this.

by the way the whole argument is not so necessary to contuniue.

computers thinks binary is better for them and they convert each calculation for us! there is no problem. if someone thinks this is easier, i dont mind them using it as long as they convert it to rest of the humankind. i cant imagine some one making his homework whit it without converting, definete F would the result. end of the argument.

by the way the whole argument is not so necessary to contuniue.

computers thinks binary is better for them and they convert each calculation for us! there is no problem. if someone thinks this is easier, i dont mind them using it as long as they convert it to rest of the humankind. i cant imagine some one making his homework whit it without converting, definete F would the result. end of the argument.

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#### 26. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

In the real world, smart people use centimeters and kilograms, not inches and pounds You just add a 0 at the end with a metric system ... what is simpler than that?

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#### 27. WildMonkey commented 10 years ago

I use base 1.2, I use my penis and testicles to count.

## +5 1. wongraven commented 10 years ago