# Thread: What if our math system was not based on 10s?

1. ## Re: What if our math system was not based on 10s?

also base-12 has more factors than base-10, this is why some people (dozenalists) want to change to base-12

2. ## Re: What if our math system was not based on 10s?

Originally Posted by skeeter
more math is done in binary (base 2) than in any other base ... the only drawback is, there are only 10 kinds of people who understand it; those that do and those that don't.
*belly laughs*

I'll be certain to borrow this one

3. ## Re: What if our math system was not based on 10s?

Originally Posted by Wattssan
also base-12 has more factors than base-10, this is why some people (dozenalists) want to change to base-12
When I'm at a graduation, for example, I count the people going across in front of the stage in base 20.

-Dan

4. ## Re: What if our math system was not based on 10s?

Originally Posted by CFMR
What if our math system was not based on 10s?
Then we wouldn't have 10 fingers.

We don't.

6. ## Re: What if our math system was not based on 10s?

A good place to start is why did the Roman numeral system become obsolete?

7. ## Re: What if our math system was not based on 10s?

Originally Posted by PilgrimsPath
A good place to start is why did the Roman numeral system become obsolete?
Who says that the Roman numeral system is obsolete?

8. ## Re: What if our math system was not based on 10s?

Because I also follow the history of maths, and Fibonacci had a job to prove to everyone else that base 10 (introduced by India I could be wrong) was the way forward.

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