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Encyclopedia > Dozenal Society of Great Britain

The Dozenal Society of Great Britain promotes a numeral system based on twelve, the duodecimal or dozenal system, to supplement or eventually replace the decimal system in common use which is based on ten. A numeral is a symbol or group of symbols that represents a number. ... 12 (twelve) is the natural number following 11 and preceding 13. ... A duodecimal multiplication table The Duodecimal system (also known as base-twelve or dozenal) is a numeral system using twelve as its base. ... Decimal, or less commonly, denary, usually refers to the base 10 numeral system. ... 10 (ten) is the natural number following 9 and preceding 11. ...

Dozenalists claim that this would ease mental maths, especially with fractions and multiplication. For example, in dozenal maths, 1/3 is 0.4, and the multiplication table shows more regularities and is therefore easier to memorize.

Dozenal requires two additional digits, and the society suggests the use of an upside-down 2 and 3.

The Dozenal Society of America is a similar group. The Dozenal Society of America (formerly The Duodecimal Society of America) is a voluntary non-profit organization that promotes the research and education of the public in the use of Base Twelve in numeration, mathematics, weights and measures, and other branches of pure and applied science. ...

Dozenal Society of Great Britain website (http://www.dozenalsociety.org.uk)

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 Dozenal Society of Great Britain (86 words) A society which seeks to replace the base 10 number system with one based on base 12. For example, in dozenal math, 1/3 is 0.4, and the multiplication table shows more regularities and is therefore easier to memorize. Dozenal requires two additional digits, and they suggest we use an upside-down 2 and 3.
 Encyclopedia: Dozenal Society of Great Britain (281 words) The Dozenal Society of Great Britain promotes a numeral system based on twelve, the duodecimal or dozenal system, to supplement or eventually replace the decimal system in common use which is based on ten. The Dozenal Society of America is a similar group. The Dozenal Society of America (formerly The Duodecimal Society of America) is a voluntary non-profit organization that promotes the research and education of the public in the use of Base Twelve in numeration, mathematics, weights and measures, and other branches of pure and applied science.
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