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Down with the French Revolutions metric system!
« on: September 05, 2016, 11:12:02 PM »
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  • left column:   Decimal (base-10) digits: 0-9
    right column: Hexadecimal (base-16) equivalent, digits: 0-9, A-F
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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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    Down with the French Revolutions metric system!
    « Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 07:05:02 PM »
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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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    Down with the French Revolutions metric system!
    « Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 07:22:44 PM »
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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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    Down with the French Revolutions metric system!
    « Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 07:30:42 PM »
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  • Quote from: Miseremini
    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![/qu

    More a person is messed up in the head, the more he may figure out the
    metric system.  He usually has a very liberal and progressive mindset.

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    Down with the French Revolutions metric system!
    « Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 08:59:05 PM »
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  • What's so complicated about the metric system?  Much simpler than pounds, gallons, and miles.  


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    Down with the French Revolutions metric system!
    « Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 09:30:06 PM »
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  • Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    Quote from: Miseremini
    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![/qu

    More a person is messed up in the head, the more he may figure out the
    metric system.  He usually has a very liberal and progressive mindset.


    I like the metric system more than the Imperial. If I had my way, America would switch to metric.

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    Down with the French Revolutions metric system!
    « Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 12:01:43 PM »
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  • Quote from: Peter15and1
    What's so complicated about the metric system?  Much simpler than pounds, gallons, and miles.  
    Yes, that's true, but not as good as Nystrom's proposed tonal system.
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    Down with the French Revolutions metric system!
    « Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 12:09:31 PM »
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  • Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    More a person is messed up in the head, the more he may figure out the metric system.  He usually has a very liberal and progressive mindset.
    There was a whole decimalization movement in France following the Revolution, but even the anti-Gregorian (thus anti-Catholic) French Republican Calendar, which was used for over a decade, wasn't insane enough to make a year comprise of ten months like the Romans had.
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