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### Math Question?

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2kool4life

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No actual math involved but I'm just wondering..

Why do we naturally count from 1 to 10?
Why do we only have ten digits? 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

I can understand 0 and 1. 0 meaning nothing and 1 meaning something. Then we start adding, or doubling and other stuff to get other numbers but why is it that we only have 10 digits? Why don't we have 11 digits, or 20, or one thousand? Is it because it is too much to count? Do we stop at 10 digits just to make counting and math as a whole, easier?

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MasterfulWizard

Senior Member

If you don't use the math system then you aren't doing math. It's a predetermined system so everyone is on the same page.

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Dobagoh

Member

Because of the muslims.

The Chinese, Mayans, and Mesopotamians used counting systems of 12 and 60. Base 10 was a relatively new invention by towelheads.

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Jesus the Friend

Member

I will channel JDQ and say;
This thread is stupid, post pictures of JDQ.

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2kool4life

Member

Quote:
Dobagoh:
Because of the muslims.

The Chinese, Mayans, and Mesopotamians used counting systems of 12 and 60. Base 10 was a relatively new invention by towelheads.

I think this was the answer I was looking for. Thanks.

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Kohana Sushi

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We do have ten digits... 0-9 is ten digits.

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2kool4life

Member

Quote:
Fruity Flowers:
We do have ten digits... 0-9 is ten digits.

changed* thx~

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lmbajoe

Senior Member

Base 10 seems a lot easier to use than other systems

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Dobagoh

Member

Quote:
lmbajoe:
Base 10 seems a lot easier to use than other systems

only because you've been using it your entire life.

fail more brosef

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Mere Intricacy

Senior Member

There is binary which only uses base 2.
And hypothetical you could come up with any based system and the maths would work all the same..
It's just our conventional.
I don't know the history, but could counting on finger have anything to do with it.