Hypocritical Usage Of Uncial Terminology

Hypocritical Usage Of Uncial Terminology

Ruthe
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Ruthe
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Joined: Feb 27 2006, 09:23 PM

Jul 23 2016, 12:43 PM #1

I came across this website and was greatly amused to see the phrase used to describe the number of metric tools. It is an image so I copied here for your amusement.




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Why a Roman pocket abacus? They used dozenal fractions as their main form of fractions, 12 inches per foot & originally 12 oz per pound (inch=ounce=uncia=1/12). Columns 1 & 2 of the abacus are for dozenal fractions, column two for twelfths and column one, dozenal fractions of a twelfth. Columns 3 through 8 provided a decimal place value system with values from 1s to millions where each lower bead counts as 1 & the upper beads count 5 of a column's base 10 power, Is, Vs, Xs, Ls, Cs ,Ds, Ms etc.
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Dan
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Dan
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Joined: Aug 8 2005, 02:45 PM

Jul 23 2016, 11:05 PM #2

From this site?
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Oschkar
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Oschkar
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Joined: Nov 19 2011, 01:07 AM

Jul 24 2016, 12:16 AM #3

Ruthe @ Jul 23 2016, 12:43 PM wrote: I came across this website and was greatly amused to see the phrase used to describe the number of metric tools. It is an image so I copied here for your amusement.
Also, the ruler has binary subdivisions.
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