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The Babylonian Number System
Transcript of The Babylonian Number System
1 x 60^3 + 57 x 60^2 + 46 x 60 + 40 You only understand the problem if you read it from right to left. In decimal form, 1,57,46,40 would equal to 4,240,00. No matter how difficult One thing is for sure: this system may seem to us... IT WORKED FOR THEM! Perhaps one day we might be able to Better understand WHY the Babylonians chose the number "60." And maybe... Just maybe... We might better appreciate it. Work Cited "Babylonian Numerals." Welcome to the Turnbull Server. Web. 18 May 2011. <http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Babylonian_numerals.html>. They turned ONE DAY into... Troutman, Jeremy. "Number Systems." WSU Mathematics and Statistics. Web. 19 May 2011. <http://www.math.wichita.edu/history/topics/num-sys.html#babylonian>. "Facebook Number Status! Facebook Numbers Game!" Jerson's Pad. Web. 19 May 2011. <http://jersonpadilla.com/facebook-number-status-facebook-numbers-game>. http://www2.mcconnecticut.com/images/operators/1000005991/10073390_24hours.jpg http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2002/02/25/image502068g.jpg http://www.teletracks.com/images/logos/gone_60_seconds.gif ...