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JonW

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Ok - I learnt this yesterday.

What is the highest number a Babylonian could count to using just their hands?
 

JonW

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Are you overthinking it?

No complex formulae required.

On one hand a Babylonian could count to x

Using both hands they would routinely count to y

What is y?
 

MarkMas

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As Joan Rivers once said, "My husband is so dumb, he has to take his shoes and socks off to count to 20."