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plungesponge plungesponge 26-30, M 7 Answers Sep 5, 2012 in Health

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It would make math easier but job miserable

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think about it though if there were 100 seconds in a minute than there would be 100 minutes in an hour and only 8.64 hours in a day unrounded numbers like that aren't popular.

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It is all to do with the planets.

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The first civilizations to divide the day into segments used either base 12 or base 60 as the foundation for their numerical systems. This means that divisions are based around 3, 6, 12, 24, etc. The tradition has simply been maintained due to the fact that to alter it would require a fundamental rearrangement on a global scale of how we organize time. American and Britain still use the Imperial system for weights and measurements instead of the decimal system (to a large extent not completely) just imagine how hard it would be to alter all the clocks, computers, electronic systems and even the way people think to accommodate a new time system!!



This article can explain the reasons in far more detail if you're interested - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=experts-time-division-days-hours-minutes

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Geometry

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