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Base 60
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Aug 10, 2000 7:00 PM




Base 60
Posted:
Jul 10, 2000 6:02 PM


Having just "celebrated" my 60th birthday [I know you all thought I was only 50], I have a new appreciation for the Babylonians and their sexagesimal system. Here's a math history question for you. WHY did the Babylonians choose sixty for a base? Anybody know?
Ron Ward/Western Washington University/Bellingham, WA



