• @Agent641
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    54 months ago

    Yes for sure. But it didn’t have to be that way. Other cultures used base 12 (egyptians) or base 60 (babylonians).

    You can count to 12 on one hand using your finger segments, and can count to 60 with both hands, using your fingers as tally markers indicating 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60.

    • @Andonno
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      14 months ago

      Ten fingers gives you either base six (one hand for zero magnitude, other hand for one magnitude) or base eleven (both hands for zero magnitude).