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Down with the French Revolutions metric system!, hex >> dec !
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left column:  Decimal (base-10) digits: 0-9
right column: Hexadecimal (base-16) equivalent, digits: 0-9, A-F
Code:
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1/2 = 0.5    1/2 = 0.8
1/4 = 0.25    1/4 = 0.4
1/8 = 0.125    1/8 = 0.2
3/4 = 0.75    3/4 = 0.C
3/8 = 0.375    3/8 = 0.6
5/8 = 0.625    5/8 = 0.A
7/8 = 0.875    7/8 = 0.E
1/16 = 0.0625    1/10 = 0.1
3/16 = 0.1875    3/10 = 0.3
5/16 = 0.3125    5/10 = 0.5
7/16 = 0.4375    5/10 = 0.7
9/16 = 0.5625    9/10 = 0.9
11/16 = 0.6875    B/10 = 0.B
13/16 = 0.8125    D/10 = 0.D
15/16 = 0.9375    F/10 = 0.F
1/32 = 0.03125    1/20 = 0.08
7/24 = 0.29166…    7/18 = 0.4AAA…
5/12 = 0.4166…    5/C = 0.6AAA…
1/3 = 0.3333…    1/3 = 0.5555…
2/3 = 0.6666…    2/3 = 0.AAAA…
1/6 = 0.1666…    1/6 = 0.2AAA…
1/64 = 0.015625    1/40 = 0.04
25/64 = 0.380625    19/40 = 0.64
1/128 = 0.0078125    1/80 = 0.02
Look at how much simpler hex is for representing fractions! This is because 16 has many more divisors than 10.

This comes from Table 3 (p. 21) of Nystrom's 1862 Project of a New System of Arithmetic, Weight, Measure and Coins: Proposed to Be Called the Tonal System, With Sixteen to the Base, modified to use conventional hex digits (0-9,A-F). So as to distinguish numerals from letters, Nystrom invents his own symbols for hex's 9 & B-F and uses the symbol "9" for hex's A.
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I still cannot figure out the metric system because it was never taught in
any school I attended.
Keep the pounds and inches. It is the only system that makes any sense.

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Canada went metric in the early 1970's or there abouts.
I still can't figure it out.
The powers that be know where they can put it!
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