Number - Babylonian numeral system, base-60
The sexagesimal numeral system or base-60, was the first positional system in the first language developed the wiki/Cuneiform
It was used by astronomers
|Babylonian numerals and other mesopotamian systems (Hellenistic numbers)||integral and fractional portions (see radix)|
|Greek numerals||for the fractional portions only|
Time and angle
Its influence is present today in modern:
but in both cases,
only minutes and seconds use sexagesimal notation
- and both time and angles use decimal fractions of a second.
Example: Modern time separates each position by a colon or point.
10:25:59 (10 hours 25 minutes 59 seconds).
10°25'59" (10 degrees 25 minutes 59 seconds).