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Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 09/09/18 at 3:26 pm

For all of you that aren't aware, Duodecimal means Base 12. In this system, the Radix, aka the number of unique digits used to represent numbers in a positional numeral system, is 12 instead of 10.

We're all so used to the Base 10 system, or Decimal system, where we use 10 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system; 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

It's the system we've known since toddlerhood, it's used worldwide, and it all stems from the fact that we have 5 fingers and 2 hands.

The biggest problem with the Decimal system, however, is that there are only two non-trivial factors of 10; 2 and 5. Try to split it up any other way, and you're going to end up with fractional notations.

10 divided by 4 is 2.5, and 10 divided by 3 is 3.3333333 (the 3's go on forever past the decimal).

This is why a handful of people want to dish out the Decimal system in favor of the Duodecimal system, where there are 12 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system instead of 10.

Here's how it works, numbers converted from Base 10 to Base 12. Some of the terms I've chosen, and aren't universally used among the Duodecimal Society, but it's the same concept overal.

Here's how it goes;

0 = 0 (zero)

1 = 1 (one)

2 = 2 (two)

3 = 3 (three)

4 = 4 (four)

5 = 5 (five)

6 = 6 (six)

7 = 7 (seven)

8 = 8 (eight)

9 = 9 (nine)

10 = 𝔁 (ten)

11 = ƹ (elv)

12 = 10 (doh)

13 = 11 (doh-one)

14 = 12 (doh-two)

15 = 13 (doh-three)

16 = 14 (doh-four)

17 = 15 (doh-five)

18 = 16 (doh-six)

19 = 17 (doh-seven)

20 = 18 (doh-eight)

21 = 19 (doh-nine)

22 = 1𝔁 (doh-ten)

23 = 1ƹ (doh-elv)

24 = 20 (two-doh)

25 = 21 (two-doh-one)

26 = 22 (two-doh-two)

27 = 23 (two-doh-three)

28 = 24 (two-doh-four)

29 = 25 (two-doh-five)

30 = 26 (two-doh-six)

31 = 27 (two-doh-seven)

32 = 28 (two-doh-eight)

33 = 29 (two-doh-nine)

34 = 2𝔁 (two-doh-ten)

35 = 2ƹ (two-doh-elv)

36 = 30 (three-doh)

48 = 40 (four-doh)

60 = 50 (five-doh)

72 = 60 (six-doh)

84 = 70 (seven-doh)

96 = 80 (eight-doh)

108 = 90 (nine-doh)

120 = 𝔁0 (ten-doh)

132 = ƹ0 (elv-doh)

144 = 100 (groh)

145 = 101 (groh-one)

146 = 102 (groh-two)

147 = 103 (groh-three)

148 = 104 (groh-four)

149 = 105 (groh-five)

150 = 106 (groh-six)

151 = 107 (groh-seven)

152 = 108 (groh-eight)

153 = 109 (groh-nine)

154 = 10𝔁 (groh-ten)

155 = 10ƹ (groh-elv)

156 = 110 (groh-doh)

157 = 111 (groh-doh-one)

158 = 112 (groh-doh-two)

159 = 113 (groh-doh-three)

160 = 114 (groh-doh-four)

161 = 115 (groh-doh-five)

162 = 116 (groh-doh-six)

163 = 117 (groh-doh-seven)

164 = 118 (groh-doh-eight)

165 = 119 (groh-doh-nine)

166 = 11𝔁 (groh-doh-ten)

167 = 11ƹ (groh-doh-elv)

168 = 120 (groh-two-doh)

169 = 121 (groh-two-doh-one)

170 = 122 (groh-two-doh-two)

171 = 123 (groh-two-doh-three)

172 = 124 (groh-two-doh-four)

173 = 125 (groh-two-doh-five)

174 = 126 (groh-two-doh-six)

175 = 127 (groh-two-doh-seven)

176 = 128 (groh-two-doh-eight)

177 = 129 (groh-two-doh-nine)

178 = 12𝔁 (groh-two-doh-ten)

179 = 12ƹ (groh-two-doh-elv)

180 = 130 (groh-three-doh)

192 = 140 (groh-four-doh)

204 = 150 (groh-five-doh)

216 = 160 (groh-six-doh)

228 = 170 (groh-seven-doh)

240 = 180 (groh-eight-doh)

252 = 190 (groh-nine-doh)

264 = 1𝔁0 (groh-ten-doh)

276 = 1ƹ0 (groh-elv-doh)

288 = 200 (two-groh)

300 = 210 (two-groh-doh)

312 = 220 (two-groh-two-doh)

324 = 230 (two-groh-three-doh)

336 = 240 (two-groh-four-doh)

348 = 250 (two-groh-five-doh)

360 = 260 (two-groh-six-doh)

372 = 270 (two-groh-seven-doh)

384 = 280 (two-groh-eight-doh)

396 = 290 (two-groh-nine-doh)

408 = 2𝔁0 (two-groh-ten-doh)

420 = 2ƹ0 (two-groh-elv-doh)

432 = 300 (three-groh)

576 = 400 (four-groh)

720 = 500 (five-groh)

864 = 600 (six-groh)

1008 = 700 (seven-groh)

1152 = 800 (eight-groh)

1296 = 900 (nine-groh)

1440 = 𝔁00 (ten-groh)

1584 = ƹ00 (elv-groh)

1728 = 1000 (thou)

1729 = 1001 (thou-one)

1730 = 1002 (thou-two)

1731 = 1003 (thou-three)

1732 = 1004 (thou-four)

1733 = 1005 (thou-five)

1734 = 1006 (thou-six)

1735 = 1007 (thou-seven)

1736 = 1008 (thou-eight)

1737 = 1009 (thou-nine)

1738 = 100𝔁 (thou-ten)

1739 = 100ƹ (thou-elv)

a certain war;

1740 = 1010 (thou-doh)

1752 = 1020 (thou-two-doh)

1764 = 1030 (thou-three-doh)

1776 = 1040 (thou-four-doh)

1788 = 1050 (thou-five-doh)

1800 = 1060 (thou-six-doh)

1812 = 1070 (thou-seven-doh)

1824 = 1080 (thou-eight-doh)

1836 = 1090 (thou-nine-doh)

1848 = 10𝔁0 (thou-ten-doh)

1860 = 10ƹ0 (thou-elv-doh)

1872 = 1100 (thou-groh)

1884 = 1110 (thou-groh-doh)

1896 = 1120 (thou-groh-two-doh)

1908 = 1130 (thou-groh-three-doh)

1920 = 1140 (thou-groh-four-doh)

1932 = 1150 (thou-groh-five-doh)

1944 = 1160 (thou-groh-six-doh)

1956 = 1170 (thou-groh-seven-doh)

1968 = 1180 (thou-groh-eight-doh)

1980 = 1190 (thou-groh-nine-doh)

1981 = 1191 (thou-groh-nine-doh-one)

1982 = 1192 (thou-groh-nine-doh-two)

1983 = 1193 (thou-groh-nine-doh-three)

1984 = 1194 (thou-groh-nine-doh-four)

1985 = 1195 (thou-groh-nine-doh-five)

1986 = 1196 (thou-groh-nine-doh-six)

1987 = 1197 (thou-groh-nine-doh-seven)

1988 = 1198 (thou-groh-nine-doh-eight)

1989 = 1199 (thou-groh-nine-doh-nine)

1990 = 119𝔁 (thou-groh-nine-doh-ten)

1991 = 119ƹ (thou-groh-nine-doh-elv)

1992 = 11𝔁0 (thou-groh-ten-doh)

1993 = 11𝔁1 (thou-groh-ten-doh-one)

1994 = 11𝔁2 (thou-groh-ten-doh-two)

1995 = 11𝔁3 (thou-groh-ten-doh-three)

1996 = 11𝔁4 (thou-groh-ten-doh-four)

1997 = 11𝔁5 (thou-groh-ten-doh-five)

1998 = 11𝔁6 (thou-groh-ten-doh-six)

1999 = 11𝔁7 (thou-groh-ten-doh-seven)

2000 = 11𝔁8 (thou-groh-ten-doh-eight)

2001 = 11𝔁9 (thou-groh-ten-doh-nine)

2002 = 11𝔁𝔁 (thou-groh-ten-doh-ten)

2003 = 11𝔁ƹ (thou-groh-ten-doh-elv)

2004 = 11ƹ0 (thou-groh-elv-doh)

2005 = 11ƹ1 (thou-groh-elv-doh-one)

2006 = 11ƹ2 (thou-groh-elv-doh-two)

2007 = 11ƹ3 (thou-groh-elv-doh-three)

2008 = 11ƹ4 (thou-groh-elv-doh-four)

2009 = 11ƹ5 (thou-groh-elv-doh-five)

2010 = 11ƹ6 (thou-groh-elv-doh-six)

2011 = 11ƹ7 (thou-groh-elv-doh-seven)

2012 = 11ƹ8 (thou-groh-elv-doh-eight)

2013 = 11ƹ9 (thou-groh-elv-doh-nine)

2014 = 11ƹ𝔁 (thou-groh-elv-doh-ten)

2015 = 11ƹƹ (thou-groh-elv-doh-elv)

2016 = 1200 (thou-two-groh)

2017 = 1201 (thou-two-groh-one)

2018 = 1202 (thou-two-groh-two)

Interestingly enough, the Decimal year of 2016, the same 2016 that's two years ago, was the start of a new Duodecimal century, or the end of one if you take into account there being no year 0, the 12th Duodecimal Century would be from the Decimal years of 1873-2016, as they are the Duodecimal years of 1001-1200.

Anyways, one major benefit of the Duodecimal system over the Decimal system is that the Decimal number 12 has four factors instead of just two; 2, 3, 4, and 6. This makes dividing it up way easier, and it also makes counting easier as well.

Counting by 3's in the Decimal system = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30

Counting by 3's in the Duodecimal system = 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30

Counting by 4's in the Decimal system = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 26, 40

Counting by 4's in the Duodecimal system = 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 34, 38, 40

Counting by 6's in the Decimal system = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60

Counting by 6's in the Duodecimal system = 6, 10, 16, 20, 26, 30, 36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60

See how much cleaner and easier it is?

As for counting, instead of counting individual fingers, you'd use your thumb to count the three phalanges on the other four fingers.

As for telling time, instead of 24 hours, 60 minutes, and 60 seconds, there'd instead be 24 hours, 12 minutes, and 300 seconds, or in duodecimal translation, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 260 seconds.

So, translated from decimal to duodecimal;

0:00 = 0:0:000

0:01 = 0:0:060

0:02 = 0:0:100

0:03 = 0:0:160

0:04 = 0:0:200

0:04:59 = 0:0:259

0:05 = 0:1:000

0:10 = 0:2:000

0:15 = 0:3:000

0:20 = 0:4:000

0:25 = 0:5:000

0:30 = 0:6:000

0:35 = 0:7:000

0:40 = 0:8:000

0:45 = 0:9:000

0:50 = 0:𝔁:000

0:55 = 0:ƹ:000

1:00 = 1:0:000

2:00 = 2:0:000

3:00 = 3:0:000

4:00 = 4:0:000

5:00 = 5:0:000

6:00 = 6:0:000

7:00 = 7:0:000

8:00 = 8:0:000

9:00 = 9:0:000

10:00 = 𝔁:0:000

11:00 = ƹ:0:000

12:00 = 10:0:000

13:00 = 11:0:000

14:00 = 12:0:000

15:00 = 13:0:000

16:00 = 14:0:000

17:00 = 15:0:000

18:00 = 16:0:000

19:00 = 17:0:000

20:00 = 18:0:000

21:00 = 19:0:000

22:00 = 1𝔁:0:000

23:00 = 1ƹ:0:000

Now, I know the duodecimal system isn't going to replace the decimal system anytime soon, since we're too used to the decimal system, and would get a headadche trying to get used to a new numeral system.

But had we been used to the duodecimal system since toddlerhood, our lives regarding math would've likely been a lot easier.

What is your opinion regarding the duodecimal system?

What's your duodecimal age, year of birth, or other type of year of importance to you?

Let me know down below.

As for me, I'd be 18 and born 10/12/11𝔁5, since in the decimal system I'm 20 and born 12/14/1997

Written By: unicornic on 09/09/18 at 4:09 pm

What the bloody hell is this?

Written By: 2001 on 09/09/18 at 4:54 pm

I love the geekiness! Base 12 counting FTW! :D

I am 21 years old and born 11𝔁1.

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 09/09/18 at 4:59 pm

What the bloody hell is this?

First, please quit with your toxic attitude towards me, that little feud we had is well in the past, let it go.

Second, what is this, you ask? It's a thread about a Base Twelve numerical system.

Think of it like this;

Base Two = 0, 1, 10

Base Three = 0, 1, 2, 10

Base Four = 0, 1, 2, 3, 10

Base Five = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10

Base Six = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Base Seven = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10

Base Eight = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10

Base Nine = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Base Ten = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (the system we use)

Base Eleven = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 𝔁, 10

Base Twelve = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 𝔁, ƹ, 10

Get the hint?

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 09/09/18 at 5:00 pm

I love the geekiness! Base 12 counting FTW! :D

I am 21 years old and born 11𝔁1.

Does that make you feel younger? ;D

Written By: Rainbowz on 09/09/18 at 5:16 pm

What the bloody hell is this?

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 09/09/18 at 5:21 pm

Look at the table below. analyze it carefully. See what "base" means?

Base Two = 0, 1, 10

Base Three = 0, 1, 2, 10

Base Four = 0, 1, 2, 3, 10

Base Five = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10

Base Six = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Base Seven = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10

Base Eight = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10

Base Nine = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Base Ten = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (the system we use)

Base Eleven = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 𝔁, 10

Base Twelve = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 𝔁, ƹ, 10

𝔁 = 10 as a single digit

ƹ = 11 as a single digit

Base 12 means you start the double digits at 12 instead of at 10.

Written By: Rainbowz on 09/09/18 at 5:41 pm

Let's just be thankful we use the decimal system y'all. This jawn looks like a foreign language. ;D

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 09/09/18 at 5:53 pm

Written By: 2001 on 09/09/18 at 5:54 pm

Does that make you feel younger? ;D

It did ;D

I'm 19 years old in hexadecimal btw. 8)

Written By: SmartBo1 on 09/09/18 at 6:14 pm

I guess I'm 15 years old and was born in 11𝔁9. Us 11ƹ0's kids are FAR FAR superior to 1200's kids.

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 09/09/18 at 7:31 pm

I guess I'm 15 years old and was born in 11𝔁9. Us 11ƹ0's kids are FAR FAR superior to 1200's kids.

11𝔁7 here.

Written By: violet_shy on 09/09/18 at 8:30 pm

(Yikes)....

:-[

Written By: prodanny288 on 09/09/18 at 8:30 pm

FOH. I won't be 14 years old ever again. You know damn too well nobody would use this system. Ever.

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 09/09/18 at 8:32 pm

Written By: Rainbowz on 09/09/18 at 8:41 pm

FOH. I won't be 14 years old ever again. You know damn too well nobody would use this system. Ever.

Lmaoo fr ;D ;D The only people that would use this system are old people that want to make themselves look young again ;D Like why tf would I say I’m 14 that was like a terrible age for me. ;D

Written By: prodanny288 on 09/09/18 at 9:06 pm

Lmaoo fr ;D ;D The only people that would use this system are old people that want to make themselves look young again ;D Like why tf would I say I’m 14 that was like a terrible age for me. ;D

Don't worry. We don't need this cause we're still young. Unlike these 90s borns. 😹

Written By: prodanny288 on 09/09/18 at 9:10 pm

When you wanna lower the drinking age.

21 = 19 (doh-nine)

Written By: Rainbowz on 09/09/18 at 9:12 pm

When you wanna lower the drinking age.

LMFAO NOOO ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D💀💀💀💀💀☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️

Written By: prodanny288 on 09/09/18 at 9:15 pm

You know what would be cool tho. We become legal at 16. Hell yeah. 8)

Written By: Dundee on 09/10/18 at 2:31 am

Also if we are at the start of a new century in base 12, where is our Y1.2K period >:(

Written By: Howard on 09/10/18 at 5:31 am

What the bloody hell is this?

I'm thinking the very same thing! :o

Written By: unicornic on 09/10/18 at 7:34 pm

First, please quit with your toxic attitude towards me, that little feud we had is well in the past, let it go.

Second, what is this, you ask? It's a thread about a Base Twelve numerical system.

Think of it like this;

Base Two = 0, 1, 10

Base Three = 0, 1, 2, 10

Base Four = 0, 1, 2, 3, 10

Base Five = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10

Base Six = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Base Seven = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10

Base Eight = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10

Base Nine = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Base Ten = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (the system we use)

Base Eleven = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 𝔁, 10

Base Twelve = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 𝔁, ƹ, 10

Get the hint?

Who said anything about the argument? ??? I just asked a simple question. That is it. You're the one that brought it up

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 1:19 am

For all of you that aren't aware, Duodecimal means Base 12. In this system, the Radix, aka the number of unique digits used to represent numbers in a positional numeral system, is 12 instead of 10.

We're all so used to the Base 10 system, or Decimal system, where we use 10 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system; 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

It's the system we've known since toddlerhood, it's used worldwide, and it all stems from the fact that we have 5 fingers and 2 hands.

The biggest problem with the Decimal system, however, is that there are only two non-trivial factors of 10; 2 and 5. Try to split it up any other way, and you're going to end up with fractional notations.

10 divided by 4 is 2.5, and 10 divided by 3 is 3.3333333 (the 3's go on forever past the decimal).

This is why a handful of people want to dish out the Decimal system in favor of the Duodecimal system, where there are 12 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system instead of 10.

Here's how it works, numbers converted from Base 10 to Base 12. Some of the terms I've chosen, and aren't universally used among the Duodecimal Society, but it's the same concept overal.

Here's how it goes;

0 = 0 (zero)

1 = 1 (one)

2 = 2 (two)

3 = 3 (three)

4 = 4 (four)

5 = 5 (five)

6 = 6 (six)

7 = 7 (seven)

8 = 8 (eight)

9 = 9 (nine)

10 = 𝔁 (ten)

11 = ƹ (elv)

12 = 10 (doh)

13 = 11 (doh-one)

14 = 12 (doh-two)

15 = 13 (doh-three)

16 = 14 (doh-four)

17 = 15 (doh-five)

18 = 16 (doh-six)

19 = 17 (doh-seven)

20 = 18 (doh-eight)

21 = 19 (doh-nine)

22 = 1𝔁 (doh-ten)

23 = 1ƹ (doh-elv)

24 = 20 (two-doh)

25 = 21 (two-doh-one)

26 = 22 (two-doh-two)

27 = 23 (two-doh-three)

28 = 24 (two-doh-four)

29 = 25 (two-doh-five)

30 = 26 (two-doh-six)

31 = 27 (two-doh-seven)

32 = 28 (two-doh-eight)

33 = 29 (two-doh-nine)

34 = 2𝔁 (two-doh-ten)

35 = 2ƹ (two-doh-elv)

36 = 30 (three-doh)

48 = 40 (four-doh)

60 = 50 (five-doh)

72 = 60 (six-doh)

84 = 70 (seven-doh)

96 = 80 (eight-doh)

108 = 90 (nine-doh)

120 = 𝔁0 (ten-doh)

132 = ƹ0 (elv-doh)

144 = 100 (groh)

145 = 101 (groh-one)

146 = 102 (groh-two)

147 = 103 (groh-three)

148 = 104 (groh-four)

149 = 105 (groh-five)

150 = 106 (groh-six)

151 = 107 (groh-seven)

152 = 108 (groh-eight)

153 = 109 (groh-nine)

154 = 10𝔁 (groh-ten)

155 = 10ƹ (groh-elv)

156 = 110 (groh-doh)

157 = 111 (groh-doh-one)

158 = 112 (groh-doh-two)

159 = 113 (groh-doh-three)

160 = 114 (groh-doh-four)

161 = 115 (groh-doh-five)

162 = 116 (groh-doh-six)

163 = 117 (groh-doh-seven)

164 = 118 (groh-doh-eight)

165 = 119 (groh-doh-nine)

166 = 11𝔁 (groh-doh-ten)

167 = 11ƹ (groh-doh-elv)

168 = 120 (groh-two-doh)

169 = 121 (groh-two-doh-one)

170 = 122 (groh-two-doh-two)

171 = 123 (groh-two-doh-three)

172 = 124 (groh-two-doh-four)

173 = 125 (groh-two-doh-five)

174 = 126 (groh-two-doh-six)

175 = 127 (groh-two-doh-seven)

176 = 128 (groh-two-doh-eight)

177 = 129 (groh-two-doh-nine)

178 = 12𝔁 (groh-two-doh-ten)

179 = 12ƹ (groh-two-doh-elv)

180 = 130 (groh-three-doh)

192 = 140 (groh-four-doh)

204 = 150 (groh-five-doh)

216 = 160 (groh-six-doh)

228 = 170 (groh-seven-doh)

240 = 180 (groh-eight-doh)

252 = 190 (groh-nine-doh)

264 = 1𝔁0 (groh-ten-doh)

276 = 1ƹ0 (groh-elv-doh)

288 = 200 (two-groh)

300 = 210 (two-groh-doh)

312 = 220 (two-groh-two-doh)

324 = 230 (two-groh-three-doh)

336 = 240 (two-groh-four-doh)

348 = 250 (two-groh-five-doh)

360 = 260 (two-groh-six-doh)

372 = 270 (two-groh-seven-doh)

384 = 280 (two-groh-eight-doh)

396 = 290 (two-groh-nine-doh)

408 = 2𝔁0 (two-groh-ten-doh)

420 = 2ƹ0 (two-groh-elv-doh)

432 = 300 (three-groh)

576 = 400 (four-groh)

720 = 500 (five-groh)

864 = 600 (six-groh)

1008 = 700 (seven-groh)

1152 = 800 (eight-groh)

1296 = 900 (nine-groh)

1440 = 𝔁00 (ten-groh)

1584 = ƹ00 (elv-groh)

1728 = 1000 (thou)

1729 = 1001 (thou-one)

1730 = 1002 (thou-two)

1731 = 1003 (thou-three)

1732 = 1004 (thou-four)

1733 = 1005 (thou-five)

1734 = 1006 (thou-six)

1735 = 1007 (thou-seven)

1736 = 1008 (thou-eight)

1737 = 1009 (thou-nine)

1738 = 100𝔁 (thou-ten)

1739 = 100ƹ (thou-elv)

a certain war;

1740 = 1010 (thou-doh)

1752 = 1020 (thou-two-doh)

1764 = 1030 (thou-three-doh)

1776 = 1040 (thou-four-doh)

1788 = 1050 (thou-five-doh)

1800 = 1060 (thou-six-doh)

1812 = 1070 (thou-seven-doh)

1824 = 1080 (thou-eight-doh)

1836 = 1090 (thou-nine-doh)

1848 = 10𝔁0 (thou-ten-doh)

1860 = 10ƹ0 (thou-elv-doh)

1872 = 1100 (thou-groh)

1884 = 1110 (thou-groh-doh)

1896 = 1120 (thou-groh-two-doh)

1908 = 1130 (thou-groh-three-doh)

1920 = 1140 (thou-groh-four-doh)

1932 = 1150 (thou-groh-five-doh)

1944 = 1160 (thou-groh-six-doh)

1956 = 1170 (thou-groh-seven-doh)

1968 = 1180 (thou-groh-eight-doh)

1980 = 1190 (thou-groh-nine-doh)

1981 = 1191 (thou-groh-nine-doh-one)

1982 = 1192 (thou-groh-nine-doh-two)

1983 = 1193 (thou-groh-nine-doh-three)

1984 = 1194 (thou-groh-nine-doh-four)

1985 = 1195 (thou-groh-nine-doh-five)

1986 = 1196 (thou-groh-nine-doh-six)

1987 = 1197 (thou-groh-nine-doh-seven)

1988 = 1198 (thou-groh-nine-doh-eight)

1989 = 1199 (thou-groh-nine-doh-nine)

1990 = 119𝔁 (thou-groh-nine-doh-ten)

1991 = 119ƹ (thou-groh-nine-doh-elv)

1992 = 11𝔁0 (thou-groh-ten-doh)

1993 = 11𝔁1 (thou-groh-ten-doh-one)

1994 = 11𝔁2 (thou-groh-ten-doh-two)

1995 = 11𝔁3 (thou-groh-ten-doh-three)

1996 = 11𝔁4 (thou-groh-ten-doh-four)

1997 = 11𝔁5 (thou-groh-ten-doh-five)

1998 = 11𝔁6 (thou-groh-ten-doh-six)

1999 = 11𝔁7 (thou-groh-ten-doh-seven)

2000 = 11𝔁8 (thou-groh-ten-doh-eight)

2001 = 11𝔁9 (thou-groh-ten-doh-nine)

2002 = 11𝔁𝔁 (thou-groh-ten-doh-ten)

2003 = 11𝔁ƹ (thou-groh-ten-doh-elv)

2004 = 11ƹ0 (thou-groh-elv-doh)

2005 = 11ƹ1 (thou-groh-elv-doh-one)

2006 = 11ƹ2 (thou-groh-elv-doh-two)

2007 = 11ƹ3 (thou-groh-elv-doh-three)

2008 = 11ƹ4 (thou-groh-elv-doh-four)

2009 = 11ƹ5 (thou-groh-elv-doh-five)

2010 = 11ƹ6 (thou-groh-elv-doh-six)

2011 = 11ƹ7 (thou-groh-elv-doh-seven)

2012 = 11ƹ8 (thou-groh-elv-doh-eight)

2013 = 11ƹ9 (thou-groh-elv-doh-nine)

2014 = 11ƹ𝔁 (thou-groh-elv-doh-ten)

2015 = 11ƹƹ (thou-groh-elv-doh-elv)

2016 = 1200 (thou-two-groh)

2017 = 1201 (thou-two-groh-one)

2018 = 1202 (thou-two-groh-two)

Interestingly enough, the Decimal year of 2016, the same 2016 that's two years ago, was the start of a new Duodecimal century, or the end of one if you take into account there being no year 0, the 12th Duodecimal Century would be from the Decimal years of 1873-2016, as they are the Duodecimal years of 1001-1200.

Anyways, one major benefit of the Duodecimal system over the Decimal system is that the Decimal number 12 has four factors instead of just two; 2, 3, 4, and 6. This makes dividing it up way easier, and it also makes counting easier as well.

Counting by 3's in the Decimal system = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30

Counting by 3's in the Duodecimal system = 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30

Counting by 4's in the Decimal system = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 26, 40

Counting by 4's in the Duodecimal system = 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 34, 38, 40

Counting by 6's in the Decimal system = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60

Counting by 6's in the Duodecimal system = 6, 10, 16, 20, 26, 30, 36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60

See how much cleaner and easier it is?

As for counting, instead of counting individual fingers, you'd use your thumb to count the three phalanges on the other four fingers.

As for telling time, instead of 24 hours, 60 minutes, and 60 seconds, there'd instead be 24 hours, 12 minutes, and 300 seconds, or in duodecimal translation, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 260 seconds.

So, translated from decimal to duodecimal;

0:00 = 0:0:000

0:01 = 0:0:060

0:02 = 0:0:100

0:03 = 0:0:160

0:04 = 0:0:200

0:04:59 = 0:0:259

0:05 = 0:1:000

0:10 = 0:2:000

0:15 = 0:3:000

0:20 = 0:4:000

0:25 = 0:5:000

0:30 = 0:6:000

0:35 = 0:7:000

0:40 = 0:8:000

0:45 = 0:9:000

0:50 = 0:𝔁:000

0:55 = 0:ƹ:000

1:00 = 1:0:000

2:00 = 2:0:000

3:00 = 3:0:000

4:00 = 4:0:000

5:00 = 5:0:000

6:00 = 6:0:000

7:00 = 7:0:000

8:00 = 8:0:000

9:00 = 9:0:000

10:00 = 𝔁:0:000

11:00 = ƹ:0:000

12:00 = 10:0:000

13:00 = 11:0:000

14:00 = 12:0:000

15:00 = 13:0:000

16:00 = 14:0:000

17:00 = 15:0:000

18:00 = 16:0:000

19:00 = 17:0:000

20:00 = 18:0:000

21:00 = 19:0:000

22:00 = 1𝔁:0:000

23:00 = 1ƹ:0:000

Now, I know the duodecimal system isn't going to replace the decimal system anytime soon, since we're too used to the decimal system, and would get a headadche trying to get used to a new numeral system.

But had we been used to the duodecimal system since toddlerhood, our lives regarding math would've likely been a lot easier.

What is your opinion regarding the duodecimal system?

What's your duodecimal age, year of birth, or other type of year of importance to you?

Let me know down below.

As for me, I'd be 18 and born 10/12/11𝔁5, since in the decimal system I'm 20 and born 12/14/1997

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 1:20 am

I wish to stay the age I am!

Written By: 2001 on 09/11/18 at 12:59 pm

I wish to stay the age I am!

You're still the same age, it's just being counted differently.

Most humans use base-10 counting because we have 10 fingers, but many mathematicians have pointed out that base-12 counting is more efficient. This is because 12 has many factors: 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. 10 on the other hand is only divisible by 1, 2 and 5.

This actually makes mathematics with base-12 counting more intuitive, but in the age of computers it's difficult to justify switching over, other than to reduce the rate of mathematical illiteracy or anxiety over the long term.

Another reason to switch over is that even in our metricized world, time is still counted in 12s (both in the 24 hour clock and 12 month years), and there is no way you can change that. The French tried during the Revolution (

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 1:38 pm

You're still the same age, it's just being counted differently.

Most humans use base-10 counting because we have 10 fingers, but many mathematicians have pointed out that base-12 counting is more efficient. This is because 12 has many factors: 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. 10 on the other hand is only divisible by 1, 2 and 5.

This actually makes mathematics with base-12 counting more intuitive, but in the age of computers it's difficult to justify switching over, other than to reduce the rate of mathematical illiteracy or anxiety over the long term.

Another reason to switch over is that even in our metricized world, time is still counted in 12s (both in the 24 hour clock and 12 month years), and there is no way you can change that. The French tried during the Revolution (

Written By: ofkx on 09/11/18 at 5:24 pm

That's the highest quality I've ever seen a gif have holy crap 😍

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 5:33 pm

Let me do the maths...

Written By: loki 13 on 09/11/18 at 5:52 pm

Let's just be thankful we use the decimal system y'all. This

How close to Philadelphia are you? I've never heard jawn used outside the Philadelphia area.

Written By: Rainbowz on 09/11/18 at 6:23 pm

How close to Philadelphia are you? I've never heard jawn used outside the Philadelphia area.

I'd say about a 50-minute drive away. My family and I are from Philadelphia but they still use Philadelphia slang despite living in New Jersey now, so I grew up with that slang. ;D

Written By: pink.panda_v3 on 09/11/18 at 7:04 pm

I'd say about a 50-minute drive away. My family and I are from Philadelphia but they still use Philadelphia slang despite living in New Jersey now, so I grew up with that slang. ;D

When I see jawn I think of the jaws movie :-X.

Written By: prodanny288 on 09/11/18 at 7:12 pm

When I see jawn I think of the jaws movie :-X.

Rainbowz has such a Philadelphia accent. Water = wooder and sub = hoagie. Haha

Written By: Rainbowz on 09/11/18 at 7:15 pm

When I see jawn I think of the jaws movie :-X.

I thought I was the only one. ;D

Rainbowz has such a Philadelphia accent. Water = wooder and sub = hoagie. Haha

LMFAOO REMEMBER IN 7TH GRADE WHEN I ASKED YOU WHERE THE "WOODER" FOUNTAIN WAS AND YOU THOUGHT I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE WOODS ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Written By: prodanny288 on 09/11/18 at 7:20 pm

I thought I was the only one. ;D

LMFAOO REMEMBER IN 7TH GRADE WHEN I ASKED YOU WHERE THE "WOODER" FOUNTAIN WAS AND YOU THOUGHT I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE WOODS ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Yes. Haha I'll never forget the confusion you had on your face. I thought you were trying to escape

Written By: Rainbowz on 09/11/18 at 7:22 pm

Yes. Haha I'll never forget the confusion you had on your face. I thought you were trying to escape

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 4:37 pm

For all of you that aren't aware, Duodecimal means Base 12. In this system, the Radix, aka the number of unique digits used to represent numbers in a positional numeral system, is 12 instead of 10.

We're all so used to the Base 10 system, or Decimal system, where we use 10 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system; 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

It's the system we've known since toddlerhood, it's used worldwide, and it all stems from the fact that we have 5 fingers and 2 hands.

The biggest problem with the Decimal system, however, is that there are only two non-trivial factors of 10; 2 and 5. Try to split it up any other way, and you're going to end up with fractional notations.

10 divided by 4 is 2.5, and 10 divided by 3 is 3.3333333 (the 3's go on forever past the decimal).

This is why a handful of people want to dish out the Decimal system in favor of the Duodecimal system, where there are 12 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system instead of 10.

Here's how it works, numbers converted from Base 10 to Base 12. Some of the terms I've chosen, and aren't universally used among the Duodecimal Society, but it's the same concept overal.

Here's how it goes;

0 = 0 (zero)

1 = 1 (one)

2 = 2 (two)

3 = 3 (three)

4 = 4 (four)

5 = 5 (five)

6 = 6 (six)

7 = 7 (seven)

8 = 8 (eight)

9 = 9 (nine)

10 = 𝔁 (ten)

11 = ƹ (elv)

12 = 10 (doh)

13 = 11 (doh-one)

14 = 12 (doh-two)

15 = 13 (doh-three)

16 = 14 (doh-four)

17 = 15 (doh-five)

18 = 16 (doh-six)

19 = 17 (doh-seven)

20 = 18 (doh-eight)

21 = 19 (doh-nine)

22 = 1𝔁 (doh-ten)

23 = 1ƹ (doh-elv)

24 = 20 (two-doh)

25 = 21 (two-doh-one)

26 = 22 (two-doh-two)

27 = 23 (two-doh-three)

28 = 24 (two-doh-four)

29 = 25 (two-doh-five)

30 = 26 (two-doh-six)

31 = 27 (two-doh-seven)

32 = 28 (two-doh-eight)

33 = 29 (two-doh-nine)

34 = 2𝔁 (two-doh-ten)

35 = 2ƹ (two-doh-elv)

36 = 30 (three-doh)

48 = 40 (four-doh)

60 = 50 (five-doh)

72 = 60 (six-doh)

84 = 70 (seven-doh)

96 = 80 (eight-doh)

108 = 90 (nine-doh)

120 = 𝔁0 (ten-doh)

132 = ƹ0 (elv-doh)

144 = 100 (groh)

145 = 101 (groh-one)

146 = 102 (groh-two)

147 = 103 (groh-three)

148 = 104 (groh-four)

149 = 105 (groh-five)

150 = 106 (groh-six)

151 = 107 (groh-seven)

152 = 108 (groh-eight)

153 = 109 (groh-nine)

154 = 10𝔁 (groh-ten)

155 = 10ƹ (groh-elv)

156 = 110 (groh-doh)

157 = 111 (groh-doh-one)

158 = 112 (groh-doh-two)

159 = 113 (groh-doh-three)

160 = 114 (groh-doh-four)

161 = 115 (groh-doh-five)

162 = 116 (groh-doh-six)

163 = 117 (groh-doh-seven)

164 = 118 (groh-doh-eight)

165 = 119 (groh-doh-nine)

166 = 11𝔁 (groh-doh-ten)

167 = 11ƹ (groh-doh-elv)

168 = 120 (groh-two-doh)

169 = 121 (groh-two-doh-one)

170 = 122 (groh-two-doh-two)

171 = 123 (groh-two-doh-three)

172 = 124 (groh-two-doh-four)

173 = 125 (groh-two-doh-five)

174 = 126 (groh-two-doh-six)

175 = 127 (groh-two-doh-seven)

176 = 128 (groh-two-doh-eight)

177 = 129 (groh-two-doh-nine)

178 = 12𝔁 (groh-two-doh-ten)

179 = 12ƹ (groh-two-doh-elv)

180 = 130 (groh-three-doh)

192 = 140 (groh-four-doh)

204 = 150 (groh-five-doh)

216 = 160 (groh-six-doh)

228 = 170 (groh-seven-doh)

240 = 180 (groh-eight-doh)

252 = 190 (groh-nine-doh)

264 = 1𝔁0 (groh-ten-doh)

276 = 1ƹ0 (groh-elv-doh)

288 = 200 (two-groh)

300 = 210 (two-groh-doh)

312 = 220 (two-groh-two-doh)

324 = 230 (two-groh-three-doh)

336 = 240 (two-groh-four-doh)

348 = 250 (two-groh-five-doh)

360 = 260 (two-groh-six-doh)

372 = 270 (two-groh-seven-doh)

384 = 280 (two-groh-eight-doh)

396 = 290 (two-groh-nine-doh)

408 = 2𝔁0 (two-groh-ten-doh)

420 = 2ƹ0 (two-groh-elv-doh)

432 = 300 (three-groh)

576 = 400 (four-groh)

720 = 500 (five-groh)

864 = 600 (six-groh)

1008 = 700 (seven-groh)

1152 = 800 (eight-groh)

1296 = 900 (nine-groh)

1440 = 𝔁00 (ten-groh)

1584 = ƹ00 (elv-groh)

1728 = 1000 (thou)

1729 = 1001 (thou-one)

1730 = 1002 (thou-two)

1731 = 1003 (thou-three)

1732 = 1004 (thou-four)

1733 = 1005 (thou-five)

1734 = 1006 (thou-six)

1735 = 1007 (thou-seven)

1736 = 1008 (thou-eight)

1737 = 1009 (thou-nine)

1738 = 100𝔁 (thou-ten)

1739 = 100ƹ (thou-elv)

a certain war;

1740 = 1010 (thou-doh)

1752 = 1020 (thou-two-doh)

1764 = 1030 (thou-three-doh)

1776 = 1040 (thou-four-doh)

1788 = 1050 (thou-five-doh)

1800 = 1060 (thou-six-doh)

1812 = 1070 (thou-seven-doh)

1824 = 1080 (thou-eight-doh)

1836 = 1090 (thou-nine-doh)

1848 = 10𝔁0 (thou-ten-doh)

1860 = 10ƹ0 (thou-elv-doh)

1872 = 1100 (thou-groh)

1884 = 1110 (thou-groh-doh)

1896 = 1120 (thou-groh-two-doh)

1908 = 1130 (thou-groh-three-doh)

1920 = 1140 (thou-groh-four-doh)

1932 = 1150 (thou-groh-five-doh)

1944 = 1160 (thou-groh-six-doh)

1956 = 1170 (thou-groh-seven-doh)

1968 = 1180 (thou-groh-eight-doh)

1980 = 1190 (thou-groh-nine-doh)

1981 = 1191 (thou-groh-nine-doh-one)

1982 = 1192 (thou-groh-nine-doh-two)

1983 = 1193 (thou-groh-nine-doh-three)

1984 = 1194 (thou-groh-nine-doh-four)

1985 = 1195 (thou-groh-nine-doh-five)

1986 = 1196 (thou-groh-nine-doh-six)

1987 = 1197 (thou-groh-nine-doh-seven)

1988 = 1198 (thou-groh-nine-doh-eight)

1989 = 1199 (thou-groh-nine-doh-nine)

1990 = 119𝔁 (thou-groh-nine-doh-ten)

1991 = 119ƹ (thou-groh-nine-doh-elv)

1992 = 11𝔁0 (thou-groh-ten-doh)

1993 = 11𝔁1 (thou-groh-ten-doh-one)

1994 = 11𝔁2 (thou-groh-ten-doh-two)

1995 = 11𝔁3 (thou-groh-ten-doh-three)

1996 = 11𝔁4 (thou-groh-ten-doh-four)

1997 = 11𝔁5 (thou-groh-ten-doh-five)

1998 = 11𝔁6 (thou-groh-ten-doh-six)

1999 = 11𝔁7 (thou-groh-ten-doh-seven)

2000 = 11𝔁8 (thou-groh-ten-doh-eight)

2001 = 11𝔁9 (thou-groh-ten-doh-nine)

2002 = 11𝔁𝔁 (thou-groh-ten-doh-ten)

2003 = 11𝔁ƹ (thou-groh-ten-doh-elv)

2004 = 11ƹ0 (thou-groh-elv-doh)

2005 = 11ƹ1 (thou-groh-elv-doh-one)

2006 = 11ƹ2 (thou-groh-elv-doh-two)

2007 = 11ƹ3 (thou-groh-elv-doh-three)

2008 = 11ƹ4 (thou-groh-elv-doh-four)

2009 = 11ƹ5 (thou-groh-elv-doh-five)

2010 = 11ƹ6 (thou-groh-elv-doh-six)

2011 = 11ƹ7 (thou-groh-elv-doh-seven)

2012 = 11ƹ8 (thou-groh-elv-doh-eight)

2013 = 11ƹ9 (thou-groh-elv-doh-nine)

2014 = 11ƹ𝔁 (thou-groh-elv-doh-ten)

2015 = 11ƹƹ (thou-groh-elv-doh-elv)

2016 = 1200 (thou-two-groh)

2017 = 1201 (thou-two-groh-one)

2018 = 1202 (thou-two-groh-two)

Interestingly enough, the Decimal year of 2016, the same 2016 that's two years ago, was the start of a new Duodecimal century, or the end of one if you take into account there being no year 0, the 12th Duodecimal Century would be from the Decimal years of 1873-2016, as they are the Duodecimal years of 1001-1200.

Anyways, one major benefit of the Duodecimal system over the Decimal system is that the Decimal number 12 has four factors instead of just two; 2, 3, 4, and 6. This makes dividing it up way easier, and it also makes counting easier as well.

Counting by 3's in the Decimal system = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30

Counting by 3's in the Duodecimal system = 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30

Counting by 4's in the Decimal system = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 26, 40

Counting by 4's in the Duodecimal system = 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 34, 38, 40

Counting by 6's in the Decimal system = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60

Counting by 6's in the Duodecimal system = 6, 10, 16, 20, 26, 30, 36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60

See how much cleaner and easier it is?

As for counting, instead of counting individual fingers, you'd use your thumb to count the three phalanges on the other four fingers.

As for telling time, instead of 24 hours, 60 minutes, and 60 seconds, there'd instead be 24 hours, 12 minutes, and 300 seconds, or in duodecimal translation, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 260 seconds.

So, translated from decimal to duodecimal;

0:00 = 0:0:000

0:01 = 0:0:060

0:02 = 0:0:100

0:03 = 0:0:160

0:04 = 0:0:200

0:04:59 = 0:0:259

0:05 = 0:1:000

0:10 = 0:2:000

0:15 = 0:3:000

0:20 = 0:4:000

0:25 = 0:5:000

0:30 = 0:6:000

0:35 = 0:7:000

0:40 = 0:8:000

0:45 = 0:9:000

0:50 = 0:𝔁:000

0:55 = 0:ƹ:000

1:00 = 1:0:000

2:00 = 2:0:000

3:00 = 3:0:000

4:00 = 4:0:000

5:00 = 5:0:000

6:00 = 6:0:000

7:00 = 7:0:000

8:00 = 8:0:000

9:00 = 9:0:000

10:00 = 𝔁:0:000

11:00 = ƹ:0:000

12:00 = 10:0:000

13:00 = 11:0:000

14:00 = 12:0:000

15:00 = 13:0:000

16:00 = 14:0:000

17:00 = 15:0:000

18:00 = 16:0:000

19:00 = 17:0:000

20:00 = 18:0:000

21:00 = 19:0:000

22:00 = 1𝔁:0:000

23:00 = 1ƹ:0:000

Now, I know the duodecimal system isn't going to replace the decimal system anytime soon, since we're too used to the decimal system, and would get a headadche trying to get used to a new numeral system.

But had we been used to the duodecimal system since toddlerhood, our lives regarding math would've likely been a lot easier.

What is your opinion regarding the duodecimal system?

What's your duodecimal age, year of birth, or other type of year of importance to you?

Let me know down below.

As for me, I'd be 18 and born 10/12/11𝔁5, since in the decimal system I'm 20 and born 12/14/1997

Written By: floppy on 04/17/19 at 11:51 pm

I think i am 𝔁

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 4:22 pm

I think i am 𝔁

Written By: floppy on 04/26/19 at 6:19 pm

A "variable" or sometimes an "unknown" value that is not yet known?

I think so? ???

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 8:50 am

I think so? ???

Written By: floppy on 04/28/19 at 3:26 pm

So no confusion there?

No confusion here.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 4:21 pm

I find using base 10 in counting much easier, having 8 fingers and 2 thumbs, that make 10.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 4:43 pm

I find using base 10 in counting much easier, having 8 fingers and 2 thumbs, that make 10.

Written By: floppy on 04/28/19 at 5:20 pm

Make that 20 when I take my shoes and socks off.

It's not very easy counting with your feet.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 5:23 pm

It's not very easy counting with your feet.

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/19 at 11:35 am

For all of you that aren't aware, Duodecimal means Base 12. In this system, the Radix, aka the number of unique digits used to represent numbers in a positional numeral system, is 12 instead of 10.

We're all so used to the Base 10 system, or Decimal system, where we use 10 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system; 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

It's the system we've known since toddlerhood, it's used worldwide, and it all stems from the fact that we have 5 fingers and 2 hands.

The biggest problem with the Decimal system, however, is that there are only two non-trivial factors of 10; 2 and 5. Try to split it up any other way, and you're going to end up with fractional notations.

10 divided by 4 is 2.5, and 10 divided by 3 is 3.3333333 (the 3's go on forever past the decimal).

This is why a handful of people want to dish out the Decimal system in favor of the Duodecimal system, where there are 12 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system instead of 10.

Here's how it works, numbers converted from Base 10 to Base 12. Some of the terms I've chosen, and aren't universally used among the Duodecimal Society, but it's the same concept overal.

Here's how it goes;

0 = 0 (zero)

1 = 1 (one)

2 = 2 (two)

3 = 3 (three)

4 = 4 (four)

5 = 5 (five)

6 = 6 (six)

7 = 7 (seven)

8 = 8 (eight)

9 = 9 (nine)

10 = 𝔁 (ten)

11 = ƹ (elv)

12 = 10 (doh)

13 = 11 (doh-one)

14 = 12 (doh-two)

15 = 13 (doh-three)

16 = 14 (doh-four)

17 = 15 (doh-five)

18 = 16 (doh-six)

19 = 17 (doh-seven)

20 = 18 (doh-eight)

21 = 19 (doh-nine)

22 = 1𝔁 (doh-ten)

23 = 1ƹ (doh-elv)

24 = 20 (two-doh)

25 = 21 (two-doh-one)

26 = 22 (two-doh-two)

27 = 23 (two-doh-three)

28 = 24 (two-doh-four)

29 = 25 (two-doh-five)

30 = 26 (two-doh-six)

31 = 27 (two-doh-seven)

32 = 28 (two-doh-eight)

33 = 29 (two-doh-nine)

34 = 2𝔁 (two-doh-ten)

35 = 2ƹ (two-doh-elv)

36 = 30 (three-doh)

48 = 40 (four-doh)

60 = 50 (five-doh)

72 = 60 (six-doh)

84 = 70 (seven-doh)

96 = 80 (eight-doh)

108 = 90 (nine-doh)

120 = 𝔁0 (ten-doh)

132 = ƹ0 (elv-doh)

144 = 100 (groh)

145 = 101 (groh-one)

146 = 102 (groh-two)

147 = 103 (groh-three)

148 = 104 (groh-four)

149 = 105 (groh-five)

150 = 106 (groh-six)

151 = 107 (groh-seven)

152 = 108 (groh-eight)

153 = 109 (groh-nine)

154 = 10𝔁 (groh-ten)

155 = 10ƹ (groh-elv)

156 = 110 (groh-doh)

157 = 111 (groh-doh-one)

158 = 112 (groh-doh-two)

159 = 113 (groh-doh-three)

160 = 114 (groh-doh-four)

161 = 115 (groh-doh-five)

162 = 116 (groh-doh-six)

163 = 117 (groh-doh-seven)

164 = 118 (groh-doh-eight)

165 = 119 (groh-doh-nine)

166 = 11𝔁 (groh-doh-ten)

167 = 11ƹ (groh-doh-elv)

168 = 120 (groh-two-doh)

169 = 121 (groh-two-doh-one)

170 = 122 (groh-two-doh-two)

171 = 123 (groh-two-doh-three)

172 = 124 (groh-two-doh-four)

173 = 125 (groh-two-doh-five)

174 = 126 (groh-two-doh-six)

175 = 127 (groh-two-doh-seven)

176 = 128 (groh-two-doh-eight)

177 = 129 (groh-two-doh-nine)

178 = 12𝔁 (groh-two-doh-ten)

179 = 12ƹ (groh-two-doh-elv)

180 = 130 (groh-three-doh)

192 = 140 (groh-four-doh)

204 = 150 (groh-five-doh)

216 = 160 (groh-six-doh)

228 = 170 (groh-seven-doh)

240 = 180 (groh-eight-doh)

252 = 190 (groh-nine-doh)

264 = 1𝔁0 (groh-ten-doh)

276 = 1ƹ0 (groh-elv-doh)

288 = 200 (two-groh)

300 = 210 (two-groh-doh)

312 = 220 (two-groh-two-doh)

324 = 230 (two-groh-three-doh)

336 = 240 (two-groh-four-doh)

348 = 250 (two-groh-five-doh)

360 = 260 (two-groh-six-doh)

372 = 270 (two-groh-seven-doh)

384 = 280 (two-groh-eight-doh)

396 = 290 (two-groh-nine-doh)

408 = 2𝔁0 (two-groh-ten-doh)

420 = 2ƹ0 (two-groh-elv-doh)

432 = 300 (three-groh)

576 = 400 (four-groh)

720 = 500 (five-groh)

864 = 600 (six-groh)

1008 = 700 (seven-groh)

1152 = 800 (eight-groh)

1296 = 900 (nine-groh)

1440 = 𝔁00 (ten-groh)

1584 = ƹ00 (elv-groh)

1728 = 1000 (thou)

1729 = 1001 (thou-one)

1730 = 1002 (thou-two)

1731 = 1003 (thou-three)

1732 = 1004 (thou-four)

1733 = 1005 (thou-five)

1734 = 1006 (thou-six)

1735 = 1007 (thou-seven)

1736 = 1008 (thou-eight)

1737 = 1009 (thou-nine)

1738 = 100𝔁 (thou-ten)

1739 = 100ƹ (thou-elv)

a certain war;

1740 = 1010 (thou-doh)

1752 = 1020 (thou-two-doh)

1764 = 1030 (thou-three-doh)

1776 = 1040 (thou-four-doh)

1788 = 1050 (thou-five-doh)

1800 = 1060 (thou-six-doh)

1812 = 1070 (thou-seven-doh)

1824 = 1080 (thou-eight-doh)

1836 = 1090 (thou-nine-doh)

1848 = 10𝔁0 (thou-ten-doh)

1860 = 10ƹ0 (thou-elv-doh)

1872 = 1100 (thou-groh)

1884 = 1110 (thou-groh-doh)

1896 = 1120 (thou-groh-two-doh)

1908 = 1130 (thou-groh-three-doh)

1920 = 1140 (thou-groh-four-doh)

1932 = 1150 (thou-groh-five-doh)

1944 = 1160 (thou-groh-six-doh)

1956 = 1170 (thou-groh-seven-doh)

1968 = 1180 (thou-groh-eight-doh)

1980 = 1190 (thou-groh-nine-doh)

1981 = 1191 (thou-groh-nine-doh-one)

1982 = 1192 (thou-groh-nine-doh-two)

1983 = 1193 (thou-groh-nine-doh-three)

1984 = 1194 (thou-groh-nine-doh-four)

1985 = 1195 (thou-groh-nine-doh-five)

1986 = 1196 (thou-groh-nine-doh-six)

1987 = 1197 (thou-groh-nine-doh-seven)

1988 = 1198 (thou-groh-nine-doh-eight)

1989 = 1199 (thou-groh-nine-doh-nine)

1990 = 119𝔁 (thou-groh-nine-doh-ten)

1991 = 119ƹ (thou-groh-nine-doh-elv)

1992 = 11𝔁0 (thou-groh-ten-doh)

1993 = 11𝔁1 (thou-groh-ten-doh-one)

1994 = 11𝔁2 (thou-groh-ten-doh-two)

1995 = 11𝔁3 (thou-groh-ten-doh-three)

1996 = 11𝔁4 (thou-groh-ten-doh-four)

1997 = 11𝔁5 (thou-groh-ten-doh-five)

1998 = 11𝔁6 (thou-groh-ten-doh-six)

1999 = 11𝔁7 (thou-groh-ten-doh-seven)

2000 = 11𝔁8 (thou-groh-ten-doh-eight)

2001 = 11𝔁9 (thou-groh-ten-doh-nine)

2002 = 11𝔁𝔁 (thou-groh-ten-doh-ten)

2003 = 11𝔁ƹ (thou-groh-ten-doh-elv)

2004 = 11ƹ0 (thou-groh-elv-doh)

2005 = 11ƹ1 (thou-groh-elv-doh-one)

2006 = 11ƹ2 (thou-groh-elv-doh-two)

2007 = 11ƹ3 (thou-groh-elv-doh-three)

2008 = 11ƹ4 (thou-groh-elv-doh-four)

2009 = 11ƹ5 (thou-groh-elv-doh-five)

2010 = 11ƹ6 (thou-groh-elv-doh-six)

2011 = 11ƹ7 (thou-groh-elv-doh-seven)

2012 = 11ƹ8 (thou-groh-elv-doh-eight)

2013 = 11ƹ9 (thou-groh-elv-doh-nine)

2014 = 11ƹ𝔁 (thou-groh-elv-doh-ten)

2015 = 11ƹƹ (thou-groh-elv-doh-elv)

2016 = 1200 (thou-two-groh)

2017 = 1201 (thou-two-groh-one)

2018 = 1202 (thou-two-groh-two)

Interestingly enough, the Decimal year of 2016, the same 2016 that's two years ago, was the start of a new Duodecimal century, or the end of one if you take into account there being no year 0, the 12th Duodecimal Century would be from the Decimal years of 1873-2016, as they are the Duodecimal years of 1001-1200.

Anyways, one major benefit of the Duodecimal system over the Decimal system is that the Decimal number 12 has four factors instead of just two; 2, 3, 4, and 6. This makes dividing it up way easier, and it also makes counting easier as well.

Counting by 3's in the Decimal system = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30

Counting by 3's in the Duodecimal system = 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30

Counting by 4's in the Decimal system = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 26, 40

Counting by 4's in the Duodecimal system = 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 34, 38, 40

Counting by 6's in the Decimal system = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60

Counting by 6's in the Duodecimal system = 6, 10, 16, 20, 26, 30, 36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60

See how much cleaner and easier it is?

As for counting, instead of counting individual fingers, you'd use your thumb to count the three phalanges on the other four fingers.

As for telling time, instead of 24 hours, 60 minutes, and 60 seconds, there'd instead be 24 hours, 12 minutes, and 300 seconds, or in duodecimal translation, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 260 seconds.

So, translated from decimal to duodecimal;

0:00 = 0:0:000

0:01 = 0:0:060

0:02 = 0:0:100

0:03 = 0:0:160

0:04 = 0:0:200

0:04:59 = 0:0:259

0:05 = 0:1:000

0:10 = 0:2:000

0:15 = 0:3:000

0:20 = 0:4:000

0:25 = 0:5:000

0:30 = 0:6:000

0:35 = 0:7:000

0:40 = 0:8:000

0:45 = 0:9:000

0:50 = 0:𝔁:000

0:55 = 0:ƹ:000

1:00 = 1:0:000

2:00 = 2:0:000

3:00 = 3:0:000

4:00 = 4:0:000

5:00 = 5:0:000

6:00 = 6:0:000

7:00 = 7:0:000

8:00 = 8:0:000

9:00 = 9:0:000

10:00 = 𝔁:0:000

11:00 = ƹ:0:000

12:00 = 10:0:000

13:00 = 11:0:000

14:00 = 12:0:000

15:00 = 13:0:000

16:00 = 14:0:000

17:00 = 15:0:000

18:00 = 16:0:000

19:00 = 17:0:000

20:00 = 18:0:000

21:00 = 19:0:000

22:00 = 1𝔁:0:000

23:00 = 1ƹ:0:000

Now, I know the duodecimal system isn't going to replace the decimal system anytime soon, since we're too used to the decimal system, and would get a headadche trying to get used to a new numeral system.

But had we been used to the duodecimal system since toddlerhood, our lives regarding math would've likely been a lot easier.

What is your opinion regarding the duodecimal system?

What's your duodecimal age, year of birth, or other type of year of importance to you?

Let me know down below.

As for me, I'd be 18 and born 10/12/11𝔁5, since in the decimal system I'm 20 and born 12/14/1997

Written By: Mushroom on 05/19/19 at 4:24 pm

I already operate regularly in decimal, binary, and hexadecimal. No way am I going to try and adapt to another numbering system that uses made up numbers.

The most I am willing to do was being born on C/1B/7AC.

Unless you want to read it as 0000 1100/0001 1011/0011 1100 0100.

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 4:00 pm

I already operate regularly in decimal, binary, and hexadecimal. No way am I going to try and adapt to another numbering system that uses made up numbers.

The most I am willing to do was being born on C/1B/7AC.

Unless you want to read it as 0000 1100/0001 1011/0011 1100 0100.

Written By: Mushroom on 05/29/19 at 5:26 pm

Decimal is a lot easily to follow!

Unless you are a computer. They think in binary, but we often use hex because it is easier for us to work with.

Hence, 1111 1111 is equal to 255, is also FF. Anybody who does networking is intimately familiar with that.

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 9:32 am

Unless you are a computer. They think in binary, but we often use hex because it is easier for us to work with.

Hence, 1111 1111 is equal to 255, is also FF. Anybody who does networking is intimately familiar with that.

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 3:32 pm

This is reply #51, what would that be in Duodecimal?

Written By: 2001 on 06/12/19 at 4:19 pm

This is reply #51, what would that be in Duodecimal?

43 (four doh three)

Written By: 2001 on 06/12/19 at 4:25 pm

I find using base 10 in counting much easier, having 8 fingers and 2 thumbs, that make 10.

If you want to count with your hands, you can still do that in duodecimal. Your four fingers are divided into three segments each, which makes 12 (or 10 in duodecimal). You can actually count to 24 (20 in duodecimal) with both your hands.

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 4:31 pm

43 (four doh three)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 4:32 pm

If you want to count with your hands, you can still do that in duodecimal. Your four fingers are divided into three segments each, which makes 12 (or 10 in duodecimal). You can actually count to 24 (20 in duodecimal) with both your hands.

Written By: 2012emo on 07/11/19 at 3:47 pm

For all of you that aren't aware, Duodecimal means Base 12. In this system, the Radix, aka the number of unique digits used to represent numbers in a positional numeral system, is 12 instead of 10.

We're all so used to the Base 10 system, or Decimal system, where we use 10 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system; 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

It's the system we've known since toddlerhood, it's used worldwide, and it all stems from the fact that we have 5 fingers and 2 hands.

The biggest problem with the Decimal system, however, is that there are only two non-trivial factors of 10; 2 and 5. Try to split it up any other way, and you're going to end up with fractional notations.

10 divided by 4 is 2.5, and 10 divided by 3 is 3.3333333 (the 3's go on forever past the decimal).

This is why a handful of people want to dish out the Decimal system in favor of the Duodecimal system, where there are 12 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system instead of 10.

Here's how it works, numbers converted from Base 10 to Base 12. Some of the terms I've chosen, and aren't universally used among the Duodecimal Society, but it's the same concept overal.

Here's how it goes;

0 = 0 (zero)

1 = 1 (one)

2 = 2 (two)

3 = 3 (three)

4 = 4 (four)

5 = 5 (five)

6 = 6 (six)

7 = 7 (seven)

8 = 8 (eight)

9 = 9 (nine)

10 = 𝔁 (ten)

11 = ƹ (elv)

12 = 10 (doh)

13 = 11 (doh-one)

14 = 12 (doh-two)

15 = 13 (doh-three)

16 = 14 (doh-four)

17 = 15 (doh-five)

18 = 16 (doh-six)

19 = 17 (doh-seven)

20 = 18 (doh-eight)

21 = 19 (doh-nine)

22 = 1𝔁 (doh-ten)

23 = 1ƹ (doh-elv)

24 = 20 (two-doh)

25 = 21 (two-doh-one)

26 = 22 (two-doh-two)

27 = 23 (two-doh-three)

28 = 24 (two-doh-four)

29 = 25 (two-doh-five)

30 = 26 (two-doh-six)

31 = 27 (two-doh-seven)

32 = 28 (two-doh-eight)

33 = 29 (two-doh-nine)

34 = 2𝔁 (two-doh-ten)

35 = 2ƹ (two-doh-elv)

36 = 30 (three-doh)

48 = 40 (four-doh)

60 = 50 (five-doh)

72 = 60 (six-doh)

84 = 70 (seven-doh)

96 = 80 (eight-doh)

108 = 90 (nine-doh)

120 = 𝔁0 (ten-doh)

132 = ƹ0 (elv-doh)

144 = 100 (groh)

145 = 101 (groh-one)

146 = 102 (groh-two)

147 = 103 (groh-three)

148 = 104 (groh-four)

149 = 105 (groh-five)

150 = 106 (groh-six)

151 = 107 (groh-seven)

152 = 108 (groh-eight)

153 = 109 (groh-nine)

154 = 10𝔁 (groh-ten)

155 = 10ƹ (groh-elv)

156 = 110 (groh-doh)

157 = 111 (groh-doh-one)

158 = 112 (groh-doh-two)

159 = 113 (groh-doh-three)

160 = 114 (groh-doh-four)

161 = 115 (groh-doh-five)

162 = 116 (groh-doh-six)

163 = 117 (groh-doh-seven)

164 = 118 (groh-doh-eight)

165 = 119 (groh-doh-nine)

166 = 11𝔁 (groh-doh-ten)

167 = 11ƹ (groh-doh-elv)

168 = 120 (groh-two-doh)

169 = 121 (groh-two-doh-one)

170 = 122 (groh-two-doh-two)

171 = 123 (groh-two-doh-three)

172 = 124 (groh-two-doh-four)

173 = 125 (groh-two-doh-five)

174 = 126 (groh-two-doh-six)

175 = 127 (groh-two-doh-seven)

176 = 128 (groh-two-doh-eight)

177 = 129 (groh-two-doh-nine)

178 = 12𝔁 (groh-two-doh-ten)

179 = 12ƹ (groh-two-doh-elv)

180 = 130 (groh-three-doh)

192 = 140 (groh-four-doh)

204 = 150 (groh-five-doh)

216 = 160 (groh-six-doh)

228 = 170 (groh-seven-doh)

240 = 180 (groh-eight-doh)

252 = 190 (groh-nine-doh)

264 = 1𝔁0 (groh-ten-doh)

276 = 1ƹ0 (groh-elv-doh)

288 = 200 (two-groh)

300 = 210 (two-groh-doh)

312 = 220 (two-groh-two-doh)

324 = 230 (two-groh-three-doh)

336 = 240 (two-groh-four-doh)

348 = 250 (two-groh-five-doh)

360 = 260 (two-groh-six-doh)

372 = 270 (two-groh-seven-doh)

384 = 280 (two-groh-eight-doh)

396 = 290 (two-groh-nine-doh)

408 = 2𝔁0 (two-groh-ten-doh)

420 = 2ƹ0 (two-groh-elv-doh)

432 = 300 (three-groh)

576 = 400 (four-groh)

720 = 500 (five-groh)

864 = 600 (six-groh)

1008 = 700 (seven-groh)

1152 = 800 (eight-groh)

1296 = 900 (nine-groh)

1440 = 𝔁00 (ten-groh)

1584 = ƹ00 (elv-groh)

1728 = 1000 (thou)

1729 = 1001 (thou-one)

1730 = 1002 (thou-two)

1731 = 1003 (thou-three)

1732 = 1004 (thou-four)

1733 = 1005 (thou-five)

1734 = 1006 (thou-six)

1735 = 1007 (thou-seven)

1736 = 1008 (thou-eight)

1737 = 1009 (thou-nine)

1738 = 100𝔁 (thou-ten)

1739 = 100ƹ (thou-elv)

a certain war;

1740 = 1010 (thou-doh)

1752 = 1020 (thou-two-doh)

1764 = 1030 (thou-three-doh)

1776 = 1040 (thou-four-doh)

1788 = 1050 (thou-five-doh)

1800 = 1060 (thou-six-doh)

1812 = 1070 (thou-seven-doh)

1824 = 1080 (thou-eight-doh)

1836 = 1090 (thou-nine-doh)

1848 = 10𝔁0 (thou-ten-doh)

1860 = 10ƹ0 (thou-elv-doh)

1872 = 1100 (thou-groh)

1884 = 1110 (thou-groh-doh)

1896 = 1120 (thou-groh-two-doh)

1908 = 1130 (thou-groh-three-doh)

1920 = 1140 (thou-groh-four-doh)

1932 = 1150 (thou-groh-five-doh)

1944 = 1160 (thou-groh-six-doh)

1956 = 1170 (thou-groh-seven-doh)

1968 = 1180 (thou-groh-eight-doh)

1980 = 1190 (thou-groh-nine-doh)

1981 = 1191 (thou-groh-nine-doh-one)

1982 = 1192 (thou-groh-nine-doh-two)

1983 = 1193 (thou-groh-nine-doh-three)

1984 = 1194 (thou-groh-nine-doh-four)

1985 = 1195 (thou-groh-nine-doh-five)

1986 = 1196 (thou-groh-nine-doh-six)

1987 = 1197 (thou-groh-nine-doh-seven)

1988 = 1198 (thou-groh-nine-doh-eight)

1989 = 1199 (thou-groh-nine-doh-nine)

1990 = 119𝔁 (thou-groh-nine-doh-ten)

1991 = 119ƹ (thou-groh-nine-doh-elv)

1992 = 11𝔁0 (thou-groh-ten-doh)

1993 = 11𝔁1 (thou-groh-ten-doh-one)

1994 = 11𝔁2 (thou-groh-ten-doh-two)

1995 = 11𝔁3 (thou-groh-ten-doh-three)

1996 = 11𝔁4 (thou-groh-ten-doh-four)

1997 = 11𝔁5 (thou-groh-ten-doh-five)

1998 = 11𝔁6 (thou-groh-ten-doh-six)

1999 = 11𝔁7 (thou-groh-ten-doh-seven)

2000 = 11𝔁8 (thou-groh-ten-doh-eight)

2001 = 11𝔁9 (thou-groh-ten-doh-nine)

2002 = 11𝔁𝔁 (thou-groh-ten-doh-ten)

2003 = 11𝔁ƹ (thou-groh-ten-doh-elv)

2004 = 11ƹ0 (thou-groh-elv-doh)

2005 = 11ƹ1 (thou-groh-elv-doh-one)

2006 = 11ƹ2 (thou-groh-elv-doh-two)

2007 = 11ƹ3 (thou-groh-elv-doh-three)

2008 = 11ƹ4 (thou-groh-elv-doh-four)

2009 = 11ƹ5 (thou-groh-elv-doh-five)

2010 = 11ƹ6 (thou-groh-elv-doh-six)

2011 = 11ƹ7 (thou-groh-elv-doh-seven)

2012 = 11ƹ8 (thou-groh-elv-doh-eight)

2013 = 11ƹ9 (thou-groh-elv-doh-nine)

2014 = 11ƹ𝔁 (thou-groh-elv-doh-ten)

2015 = 11ƹƹ (thou-groh-elv-doh-elv)

2016 = 1200 (thou-two-groh)

2017 = 1201 (thou-two-groh-one)

2018 = 1202 (thou-two-groh-two)

Interestingly enough, the Decimal year of 2016, the same 2016 that's two years ago, was the start of a new Duodecimal century, or the end of one if you take into account there being no year 0, the 12th Duodecimal Century would be from the Decimal years of 1873-2016, as they are the Duodecimal years of 1001-1200.

Anyways, one major benefit of the Duodecimal system over the Decimal system is that the Decimal number 12 has four factors instead of just two; 2, 3, 4, and 6. This makes dividing it up way easier, and it also makes counting easier as well.

Counting by 3's in the Decimal system = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30

Counting by 3's in the Duodecimal system = 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30

Counting by 4's in the Decimal system = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 26, 40

Counting by 4's in the Duodecimal system = 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 34, 38, 40

Counting by 6's in the Decimal system = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60

Counting by 6's in the Duodecimal system = 6, 10, 16, 20, 26, 30, 36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60

See how much cleaner and easier it is?

As for counting, instead of counting individual fingers, you'd use your thumb to count the three phalanges on the other four fingers.

As for telling time, instead of 24 hours, 60 minutes, and 60 seconds, there'd instead be 24 hours, 12 minutes, and 300 seconds, or in duodecimal translation, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 260 seconds.

So, translated from decimal to duodecimal;

0:00 = 0:0:000

0:01 = 0:0:060

0:02 = 0:0:100

0:03 = 0:0:160

0:04 = 0:0:200

0:04:59 = 0:0:259

0:05 = 0:1:000

0:10 = 0:2:000

0:15 = 0:3:000

0:20 = 0:4:000

0:25 = 0:5:000

0:30 = 0:6:000

0:35 = 0:7:000

0:40 = 0:8:000

0:45 = 0:9:000

0:50 = 0:𝔁:000

0:55 = 0:ƹ:000

1:00 = 1:0:000

2:00 = 2:0:000

3:00 = 3:0:000

4:00 = 4:0:000

5:00 = 5:0:000

6:00 = 6:0:000

7:00 = 7:0:000

8:00 = 8:0:000

9:00 = 9:0:000

10:00 = 𝔁:0:000

11:00 = ƹ:0:000

12:00 = 10:0:000

13:00 = 11:0:000

14:00 = 12:0:000

15:00 = 13:0:000

16:00 = 14:0:000

17:00 = 15:0:000

18:00 = 16:0:000

19:00 = 17:0:000

20:00 = 18:0:000

21:00 = 19:0:000

22:00 = 1𝔁:0:000

23:00 = 1ƹ:0:000

Now, I know the duodecimal system isn't going to replace the decimal system anytime soon, since we're too used to the decimal system, and would get a headadche trying to get used to a new numeral system.

But had we been used to the duodecimal system since toddlerhood, our lives regarding math would've likely been a lot easier.

What is your opinion regarding the duodecimal system?

What's your duodecimal age, year of birth, or other type of year of importance to you?

Let me know down below.

As for me, I'd be 18 and born 10/12/11𝔁5, since in the decimal system I'm 20 and born 12/14/1997

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/20 at 7:10 am

For all of you that aren't aware, Duodecimal means Base 12. In this system, the Radix, aka the number of unique digits used to represent numbers in a positional numeral system, is 12 instead of 10.

We're all so used to the Base 10 system, or Decimal system, where we use 10 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system; 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

It's the system we've known since toddlerhood, it's used worldwide, and it all stems from the fact that we have 5 fingers and 2 hands.

The biggest problem with the Decimal system, however, is that there are only two non-trivial factors of 10; 2 and 5. Try to split it up any other way, and you're going to end up with fractional notations.

10 divided by 4 is 2.5, and 10 divided by 3 is 3.3333333 (the 3's go on forever past the decimal).

This is why a handful of people want to dish out the Decimal system in favor of the Duodecimal system, where there are 12 unique digits to represent numbers in a positional numeral system instead of 10.

Here's how it works, numbers converted from Base 10 to Base 12. Some of the terms I've chosen, and aren't universally used among the Duodecimal Society, but it's the same concept overal.

Here's how it goes;

0 = 0 (zero)

1 = 1 (one)

2 = 2 (two)

3 = 3 (three)

4 = 4 (four)

5 = 5 (five)

6 = 6 (six)

7 = 7 (seven)

8 = 8 (eight)

9 = 9 (nine)

10 = 𝔁 (ten)

11 = ƹ (elv)

12 = 10 (doh)

13 = 11 (doh-one)

14 = 12 (doh-two)

15 = 13 (doh-three)

16 = 14 (doh-four)

17 = 15 (doh-five)

18 = 16 (doh-six)

19 = 17 (doh-seven)

20 = 18 (doh-eight)

21 = 19 (doh-nine)

22 = 1𝔁 (doh-ten)

23 = 1ƹ (doh-elv)

24 = 20 (two-doh)

25 = 21 (two-doh-one)

26 = 22 (two-doh-two)

27 = 23 (two-doh-three)

28 = 24 (two-doh-four)

29 = 25 (two-doh-five)

30 = 26 (two-doh-six)

31 = 27 (two-doh-seven)

32 = 28 (two-doh-eight)

33 = 29 (two-doh-nine)

34 = 2𝔁 (two-doh-ten)

35 = 2ƹ (two-doh-elv)

36 = 30 (three-doh)

48 = 40 (four-doh)

60 = 50 (five-doh)

72 = 60 (six-doh)

84 = 70 (seven-doh)

96 = 80 (eight-doh)

108 = 90 (nine-doh)

120 = 𝔁0 (ten-doh)

132 = ƹ0 (elv-doh)

144 = 100 (groh)

145 = 101 (groh-one)

146 = 102 (groh-two)

147 = 103 (groh-three)

148 = 104 (groh-four)

149 = 105 (groh-five)

150 = 106 (groh-six)

151 = 107 (groh-seven)

152 = 108 (groh-eight)

153 = 109 (groh-nine)

154 = 10𝔁 (groh-ten)

155 = 10ƹ (groh-elv)

156 = 110 (groh-doh)

157 = 111 (groh-doh-one)

158 = 112 (groh-doh-two)

159 = 113 (groh-doh-three)

160 = 114 (groh-doh-four)

161 = 115 (groh-doh-five)

162 = 116 (groh-doh-six)

163 = 117 (groh-doh-seven)

164 = 118 (groh-doh-eight)

165 = 119 (groh-doh-nine)

166 = 11𝔁 (groh-doh-ten)

167 = 11ƹ (groh-doh-elv)

168 = 120 (groh-two-doh)

169 = 121 (groh-two-doh-one)

170 = 122 (groh-two-doh-two)

171 = 123 (groh-two-doh-three)

172 = 124 (groh-two-doh-four)

173 = 125 (groh-two-doh-five)

174 = 126 (groh-two-doh-six)

175 = 127 (groh-two-doh-seven)

176 = 128 (groh-two-doh-eight)

177 = 129 (groh-two-doh-nine)

178 = 12𝔁 (groh-two-doh-ten)

179 = 12ƹ (groh-two-doh-elv)

180 = 130 (groh-three-doh)

192 = 140 (groh-four-doh)

204 = 150 (groh-five-doh)

216 = 160 (groh-six-doh)

228 = 170 (groh-seven-doh)

240 = 180 (groh-eight-doh)

252 = 190 (groh-nine-doh)

264 = 1𝔁0 (groh-ten-doh)

276 = 1ƹ0 (groh-elv-doh)

288 = 200 (two-groh)

300 = 210 (two-groh-doh)

312 = 220 (two-groh-two-doh)

324 = 230 (two-groh-three-doh)

336 = 240 (two-groh-four-doh)

348 = 250 (two-groh-five-doh)

360 = 260 (two-groh-six-doh)

372 = 270 (two-groh-seven-doh)

384 = 280 (two-groh-eight-doh)

396 = 290 (two-groh-nine-doh)

408 = 2𝔁0 (two-groh-ten-doh)

420 = 2ƹ0 (two-groh-elv-doh)

432 = 300 (three-groh)

576 = 400 (four-groh)

720 = 500 (five-groh)

864 = 600 (six-groh)

1008 = 700 (seven-groh)

1152 = 800 (eight-groh)

1296 = 900 (nine-groh)

1440 = 𝔁00 (ten-groh)

1584 = ƹ00 (elv-groh)

1728 = 1000 (thou)

1729 = 1001 (thou-one)

1730 = 1002 (thou-two)

1731 = 1003 (thou-three)

1732 = 1004 (thou-four)

1733 = 1005 (thou-five)

1734 = 1006 (thou-six)

1735 = 1007 (thou-seven)

1736 = 1008 (thou-eight)

1737 = 1009 (thou-nine)

1738 = 100𝔁 (thou-ten)

1739 = 100ƹ (thou-elv)

a certain war;

1740 = 1010 (thou-doh)

1752 = 1020 (thou-two-doh)

1764 = 1030 (thou-three-doh)

1776 = 1040 (thou-four-doh)

1788 = 1050 (thou-five-doh)

1800 = 1060 (thou-six-doh)

1812 = 1070 (thou-seven-doh)

1824 = 1080 (thou-eight-doh)

1836 = 1090 (thou-nine-doh)

1848 = 10𝔁0 (thou-ten-doh)

1860 = 10ƹ0 (thou-elv-doh)

1872 = 1100 (thou-groh)

1884 = 1110 (thou-groh-doh)

1896 = 1120 (thou-groh-two-doh)

1908 = 1130 (thou-groh-three-doh)

1920 = 1140 (thou-groh-four-doh)

1932 = 1150 (thou-groh-five-doh)

1944 = 1160 (thou-groh-six-doh)

1956 = 1170 (thou-groh-seven-doh)

1968 = 1180 (thou-groh-eight-doh)

1980 = 1190 (thou-groh-nine-doh)

1981 = 1191 (thou-groh-nine-doh-one)

1982 = 1192 (thou-groh-nine-doh-two)

1983 = 1193 (thou-groh-nine-doh-three)

1984 = 1194 (thou-groh-nine-doh-four)

1985 = 1195 (thou-groh-nine-doh-five)

1986 = 1196 (thou-groh-nine-doh-six)

1987 = 1197 (thou-groh-nine-doh-seven)

1988 = 1198 (thou-groh-nine-doh-eight)

1989 = 1199 (thou-groh-nine-doh-nine)

1990 = 119𝔁 (thou-groh-nine-doh-ten)

1991 = 119ƹ (thou-groh-nine-doh-elv)

1992 = 11𝔁0 (thou-groh-ten-doh)

1993 = 11𝔁1 (thou-groh-ten-doh-one)

1994 = 11𝔁2 (thou-groh-ten-doh-two)

1995 = 11𝔁3 (thou-groh-ten-doh-three)

1996 = 11𝔁4 (thou-groh-ten-doh-four)

1997 = 11𝔁5 (thou-groh-ten-doh-five)

1998 = 11𝔁6 (thou-groh-ten-doh-six)

1999 = 11𝔁7 (thou-groh-ten-doh-seven)

2000 = 11𝔁8 (thou-groh-ten-doh-eight)

2001 = 11𝔁9 (thou-groh-ten-doh-nine)

2002 = 11𝔁𝔁 (thou-groh-ten-doh-ten)

2003 = 11𝔁ƹ (thou-groh-ten-doh-elv)

2004 = 11ƹ0 (thou-groh-elv-doh)

2005 = 11ƹ1 (thou-groh-elv-doh-one)

2006 = 11ƹ2 (thou-groh-elv-doh-two)

2007 = 11ƹ3 (thou-groh-elv-doh-three)

2008 = 11ƹ4 (thou-groh-elv-doh-four)

2009 = 11ƹ5 (thou-groh-elv-doh-five)

2010 = 11ƹ6 (thou-groh-elv-doh-six)

2011 = 11ƹ7 (thou-groh-elv-doh-seven)

2012 = 11ƹ8 (thou-groh-elv-doh-eight)

2013 = 11ƹ9 (thou-groh-elv-doh-nine)

2014 = 11ƹ𝔁 (thou-groh-elv-doh-ten)

2015 = 11ƹƹ (thou-groh-elv-doh-elv)

2016 = 1200 (thou-two-groh)

2017 = 1201 (thou-two-groh-one)

2018 = 1202 (thou-two-groh-two)

Interestingly enough, the Decimal year of 2016, the same 2016 that's two years ago, was the start of a new Duodecimal century, or the end of one if you take into account there being no year 0, the 12th Duodecimal Century would be from the Decimal years of 1873-2016, as they are the Duodecimal years of 1001-1200.

Anyways, one major benefit of the Duodecimal system over the Decimal system is that the Decimal number 12 has four factors instead of just two; 2, 3, 4, and 6. This makes dividing it up way easier, and it also makes counting easier as well.

Counting by 3's in the Decimal system = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30

Counting by 3's in the Duodecimal system = 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30

Counting by 4's in the Decimal system = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 26, 40

Counting by 4's in the Duodecimal system = 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 34, 38, 40

Counting by 6's in the Decimal system = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60

Counting by 6's in the Duodecimal system = 6, 10, 16, 20, 26, 30, 36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60

See how much cleaner and easier it is?

As for counting, instead of counting individual fingers, you'd use your thumb to count the three phalanges on the other four fingers.

As for telling time, instead of 24 hours, 60 minutes, and 60 seconds, there'd instead be 24 hours, 12 minutes, and 300 seconds, or in duodecimal translation, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 260 seconds.

So, translated from decimal to duodecimal;

0:00 = 0:0:000

0:01 = 0:0:060

0:02 = 0:0:100

0:03 = 0:0:160

0:04 = 0:0:200

0:04:59 = 0:0:259

0:05 = 0:1:000

0:10 = 0:2:000

0:15 = 0:3:000

0:20 = 0:4:000

0:25 = 0:5:000

0:30 = 0:6:000

0:35 = 0:7:000

0:40 = 0:8:000

0:45 = 0:9:000

0:50 = 0:𝔁:000

0:55 = 0:ƹ:000

1:00 = 1:0:000

2:00 = 2:0:000

3:00 = 3:0:000

4:00 = 4:0:000

5:00 = 5:0:000

6:00 = 6:0:000

7:00 = 7:0:000

8:00 = 8:0:000

9:00 = 9:0:000

10:00 = 𝔁:0:000

11:00 = ƹ:0:000

12:00 = 10:0:000

13:00 = 11:0:000

14:00 = 12:0:000

15:00 = 13:0:000

16:00 = 14:0:000

17:00 = 15:0:000

18:00 = 16:0:000

19:00 = 17:0:000

20:00 = 18:0:000

21:00 = 19:0:000

22:00 = 1𝔁:0:000

23:00 = 1ƹ:0:000

Now, I know the duodecimal system isn't going to replace the decimal system anytime soon, since we're too used to the decimal system, and would get a headadche trying to get used to a new numeral system.

But had we been used to the duodecimal system since toddlerhood, our lives regarding math would've likely been a lot easier.

What is your opinion regarding the duodecimal system?

What's your duodecimal age, year of birth, or other type of year of importance to you?

Let me know down below.

As for me, I'd be 18 and born 10/12/11𝔁5, since in the decimal system I'm 20 and born 12/14/1997

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