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Explore a brief history of mathematics in Mesopotamia through the Babylonian Base 60 number system. This video focuses on how a base 60 system does not use fractions or repeating decimals, some of the advantages of a base 60 system, and some components that carried over into the base 10 system we use today, taking math out of the classroom and into the real world.

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