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!

dajames Silver badge

Re: We use base 10 for a reason

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

Is it? Did they?

I used to write 2/6, just as I'd have written 4/9 for four shillings and ninepence ... it's quicker than "half a crown" and more consistent ... and "1/2 crown" might have been confused with one and tuppence.

I never wrote "one florin" when I meant 2/-, either.

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