+rufty tufty boys Posted May 19, 2006 Share Posted May 19, 2006 This thread has got me thinking and I've remembered the advantage of Imperial (Feet and Inches; and shillings and old pence). 12 can be divided by 2, 3 and 4 to give a whole number, much better than decimal units. Thus half a foot is six inches. A third of a foot is four inches. A quarter of a foot is three inches. I think that is why the day is divided into twelve hours as well. Quote Link to comment
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