Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

Paul Schlyter (
11 Jul 1995 17:35:48 +0200

In article <>,
Richard P. Muller <> wrote:
>I think you also have to recognize the significance of the number 12
>to ancient cultures. Many of these cultures had a hard time with
>non-integers, so their number systems had bases that could be divided
>by many smaller numbers.

The number 12 is in a way mathematically significant as well. It's
a fairly small number, yet it's evenly divisible by several other
numbers: 2, 3, 4 and 6

Paul Schlyter, Swedish Amateur Astronomer's Society (SAAF)
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