Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Number Representation and Calculation - 4.1 Our Hindu-Arabic System and Early Positional Systems - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 6

Answer

Our numeration system uses powers of TEN, whereas the Babylonian numeration system uses powers of SIXTY.

Work Step by Step

The Babylonian numeration system used powers of 60 while the numeration system we use, the Hindu-Arabic system, uses powers of 10.
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