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Topic: [HM] why base 60
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Elaine Cohen

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[HM] why base 60
Posted: Sep 2, 2005 11:46 AM
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Sometime ago, I remember reading a short article about one
person's conjecture of why the Babylonians used base 60 in
their numeration. I can no longer find this article. Does
anyone have a reference for me?

Elaine Cohen
Department of Mathematical Sciences
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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