Reply to post: Re: We use base 10 for a reason

Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: We use base 10 for a reason

"Errm, we real oldies remember 12 pennies in a shilling and 20 shillings to the pound. Moreover, you could subdivide a pound into 960 farthings."

And isn't it funny that everyone wrote out half-crowns as 2s 6d (2 and 6) rather than as, well, half a crown.

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