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Some Notes on the History and Desirability of Using Alternate Number Bases in Arithmetic

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Some Notes on the History and Desirability of Using Alternate Number Bases in Arithmetic

Mr. Osburn’s article examines the number theoretical properties of the dozen and other bases, concluding that twelve would be the optimum base for computation.