## How was the number system with a base of 10 invented and where did the base 60 number system come from?

Historians of science find the obvious explanation for the base-10 system at the fingertips of human beings, all ten of them. Not so coincidentally, the word digit comes from digital, the Latin word for finger or toe. Counting on the fingers (base 10) or the fingers and toes (base 20) is the apparent root of … Read more