Reason for using Base 60 or 360 for Angles

Babylonian Triangle Table Research Links Wikipedia: Plimpton 322 Tablet Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60! Ancient Babylonian use of the Pythagorean Theorem and its Three Dimensions 60 is divisible by 1,2,3,4,5,6  leading to triangle calculations that results in divisions with Read more…

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