Base 12


 

Base 12 is so important, I can’t even begin to describe it. The Greeks were obsessed with the number 12, as can be seen through their history, religion, architecture, economics….and math. And because base 12 simplifies math so significantly, it was way easier for them to compute all the calculations needed to create their artistic and architectural masterpieces. While today we need to go through all these crazy calculations, they had little trouble, since base 12 was originally how the arabic numbers were meant to be counted. Through all of early history, base 12 was used. Only recently was it changed.

 

 

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