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2020-08-11, 09:03   #34
tuckerkao

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 Originally Posted by retina So now we are getting down to the real reason you like base-12: to play silly card game. That sounds like the best reason yet that you have presented so far. So let's do it.
I have the dozenal cards, I'll take some time for me to upload.

The main purpose of the Common Core math is to get creative and solve problems in the different manners.
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2020-08-11, 09:07   #35
tuckerkao

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 Originally Posted by CRGreathouse I don't understand why base-12 advocates are so enchanted by the idea of bases in the first place. They don't really matter much at all; almost all of math is independent of base. I'm not opposed to changing our conventions, but base-16 would seem to bring more advantages. (You still get easy divisibility by 2, 3, and 5, plus all the advantages of binary, computing and otherwise.)
I cannot tear down the [decimal] 52th card into 3 equal pieces. Have wondered for my lifetime how that problem can be solved until now.
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2020-08-11, 09:10   #36
tuckerkao

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 Originally Posted by chalsall More than zero. Fewer than many. Do I pass your test (noting you need a bit of ~ in there to dumb down the Americans into nominal)?
If I can find those "Fewer than Many", then there will be more fun in my upcoming days.
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2020-08-11, 09:13   #37
tuckerkao

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 Originally Posted by Batalov Just ask for a fifth. (yes, our standards are high!)
The 5 dozens total cards should be able to fulfill this goal. Use the regular cards for 2 to 8 and J to A.
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2020-08-11, 09:45   #38
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by retina Why is dozenal "better" than decimal? Is there a better base than dozenal? If so, why not change to that one?
Sexagesimal is far superior.

It was in use for thousands of years but has fallen out of fashion recently, apart from the obvious exceptions.

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2020-08-11, 09:47   #39
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 Originally Posted by pinhodecarlos Next time Iβll go for a drink on a pub Iβll ask for a 0.568 L instead of a pint.
If you go to an American pub and ask for a pint you will be given short-measure.

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2020-08-11, 09:51   #40
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 Originally Posted by xilman Sexagesimal is far superior. It was in use for thousands of years but has fallen out of fashion recently, apart from the obvious exceptions.
I can count in this large base too, except I use the following numerical symbols.
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2020-08-11, 10:03   #41
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 Originally Posted by tuckerkao I can count in this large base too, except I use the following numerical symbols.
Why invent new ones used only by yourself when a standard and widely used set is readily available?
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2020-08-11, 10:14   #42
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 Originally Posted by retina You seem overly concerned with fractions being "exact" for a small set of integer divisors. Do you really want to return the Β£sd currency scheme?
I am still completely fluent in calculations using real money.

Fine by me, IOW.

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2020-08-11, 10:16   #43
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by xilman I am still completely fluent in calculations using real money.
That's great ... for you and the other two people in the world that still know it.

2020-08-11, 10:18   #44
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 Originally Posted by retina That's great ... for you and the other two people in the world that still know it.
I think you will find there are many more than two, which is much fewer than the population of the UK and Eire who are now aged 55 or older.

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