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# number bases (was without subject)

From: Benct Philip Jonsson Monday, January 12, 2004, 11:16
```At 01:50 12.1.2004, Roger Mills wrote:
>
>RM Decimocentric!!! My Gwr people will tell you that Base-8 works just
>fine (though I personally have trouble with the math).  But 1/4 is 0.20,
>1/2 is 0.40 etc. I suppose 77/100 (i.e 63/64) converts to a meaningful
>base-10 figure, but I haven't tried it.... Among my favorites, 3-squared =
>11, and 5-squared = 31.  Primes and Fibonacci numbers also look strange to
>our eyes.
Traditional typography practically worked in base twelve.
This was much more convenient for type geometry, because
12 is divisible by all of 2, 3, 4, 6 and itself, while 10
is only divisible by 2, 5 and itself.

/BP 8^)
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