Interesting facts Why it was decided that a circle should consists out of 360 degrees

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Source: https://www.scienceabc.com/pure-sciences/why-is-a-full-circle-360-degrees-instead-of-something-more-convenient-like-100.html

The reason that a full circle equals 360 degrees (and not a 100 for example) is that 360 is divisible by 24(!) different numbers, while a number like 100 is only divisible by 9 numbers. Thus 360 is a lot easier to work with mathematically.

On a related issue we can also conclude that base 12 is much more practical than base 10. (1/3rd of 12 = 4, 1/4th = 3,...)
Maybe we'd have this system if humans had 6 fingers on each hand :biggrin:
 

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Source: https://www.scienceabc.com/pure-sciences/why-is-a-full-circle-360-degrees-instead-of-something-more-convenient-like-100.html

The reason that a full circle equals 360 degrees (and not a 100 for example) is that 360 is divisible by 24(!) different numbers, while a number like 100 is only divisible by 9 numbers. Thus 360 is a lot easier to work with mathematically.

On a related issue we can also conclude that base 12 is much more practical than base 10. (1/3rd of 12 = 4, 1/4th = 3,...)
Maybe we'd have this system if humans had 6 fingers on each hand :biggrin:
Wasn't there a general calendar suggestion that divided each month neatly into a set number of days? There'd be 13 months, with one day extra every year. It looked really great, but as a dev, I shudder at the thought of implementing yet another form of date/time keeping.
 
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