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UnkleRhaukus Group Title

why is ten a good number ?

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  1. lgbasallote Group Title
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    because it's bigger than 9 and smaller than 11

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  2. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    \[9\sim10\sim11\]

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  3. Traxter Group Title
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    Because we can count it out on our fingers :)

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  4. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    Is that the Only reason @Traxter?

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  5. panlac01 Group Title
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    some people have 11 or 12 fingers :X

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  6. sami-21 Group Title
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    Because its table is easy . Multiplication is easy 1000000000*10=10000000000 :)

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  7. lgbasallote Group Title
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    because of the ten disciples

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  8. lgbasallote Group Title
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    and also because of the ten little indians

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  9. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    that is a result of choosing ten as the base for our number system, @sami-21

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  10. lgbasallote Group Title
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    and also because you can form words out of ten i.e. tenant

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  11. panlac01 Group Title
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    10 is a good number because it is the only combination of 2 natural numbers that have been useful in super computing

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  12. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    @lgbasallote this is a serious question,

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  13. lgbasallote Group Title
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    wasnt it a riddle?

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  14. Traxter Group Title
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    It is really as simple as we have 10 fingers.

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  15. Traxter Group Title
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    http://ideonexus.com/2008/07/08/why-a-base-10-number-system/ Interesting page describing number systems of different bases.

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    10 contains the binary code. 10

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  17. RyanL. Group Title
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    It's not @UnkleRhaukus

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  18. panlac01 Group Title
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    @lgbasallote I think you just wrote on my paper... lol

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  19. lgbasallote Group Title
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    was that what you said? lol i thought you meant 2 and 5

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  20. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    |dw:1345796916192:dw|

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  21. panlac01 Group Title
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    10 is used to store the genome sequences

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  22. panlac01 Group Title
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    @UnkleRhaukus you're missing a finger

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  23. RyanL. Group Title
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    |dw:1345796994318:dw| turkey hand

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  24. panlac01 Group Title
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    was that bird on steroid when it decided to work out?

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  25. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    |dw:1345797060594:dw|

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  26. panlac01 Group Title
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    that bird uses 1 dominant wing to fly

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  27. monokerous Group Title
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    Because 10 is 01 backwards? I don't know... There are so many reasons why 10 is a good number (they can be multiplied and divided by with ease, they only have three letters in their spelling, it's easy to remember, it's the very first two digit number when counting from one onwards, etc... )

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    Don't be silly. Turkeys can't fly

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    Because it is so easy to multiply, divide, subtract or add with 10 ;) @UnkleRhaukus

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  30. panlac01 Group Title
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    ostrich and penguins can't.

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  31. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    surly base, two, or six or thirty-six or something nice would be better then ten

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  32. RyanL. Group Title
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    I think 0 is a better number.

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    zero doesn't make sense without one

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  34. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    that would make maths easier

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    Base 8 would also be a good system as 8=2^3, so binary would be a lot easier if we used a base 8 system.

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    |dw:1345797352632:dw|

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    I'd like to think 1 and 0 are wed locked

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  38. RyanL. Group Title
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    Fight to the death! Will the swan or turkey win?

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  39. panlac01 Group Title
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    neither looked like a swan nor turkey... how many fingers does it take to _______

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  40. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    clap hands?

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  41. panlac01 Group Title
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    @Traxter octal is sometimes used instead of hexadecimal. But binary is still the basis.

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    Of the four "perfect numbers" (3,7,10,12) the symbolism of ten - ordinal perfection is the only perfection that natural humans can even approach. While man's perfection falls far short of Gods perfection in all things, we can strive and achieve some measure of success with ordinal perfection. We can form a perfect cube, a perfect triangle, and so on. And even if we fall short of perfection in the actuality of these things the conceptual, or mathematical perfection of such is attainable for us. We cannot aspire to divine perfection on our own. We cannot aspire to spiritual perfection on our own. We cannot attain governmental perfection without God. Thus ordinal perfection, as symbolized by the number ten stands out as linked with the natural, the carnal (of the flesh, as our ten fingers literally are) and the world, and yet still perfect.

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  43. panlac01 Group Title
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    that three letter word (not ten) is just a conversation stopper...

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  44. Traxter Group Title
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    I agree.

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  45. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    @DLS what is perfect about ten , all i can see is we have ten fingers,

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  46. Traxter Group Title
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    A perfect number is a positive integer which is equal to the sum of its divisors.

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  47. DLS Group Title
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    we have 8 fingers indeed sire.

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  48. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    28

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  49. Traxter Group Title
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    So the first 4 perfect numbers ar 6, 28, 496 and 8128. 3, 7, 10 and 12 are not perfect numbers.

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    I am glad we are continuing... I was going to suggest that to break the spell http://openstudy.com/users/panlac01 read the quote about the three-letter word

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  51. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    if we choose a base that was a perfect number , that would makes sense to me , because it would make mathematics much easier , what properties does ten have?

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  52. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    |dw:1345798428478:dw|

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  53. panlac01 Group Title
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    property 1: it looks very simple

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  54. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    |dw:1345798526446:dw|

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  55. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    ten does not look simple

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  56. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    |dw:1345798618835:dw|

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  57. panlac01 Group Title
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    we can say the same thing about simple machines... they are not simple

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  58. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    i can think of any simple machine except the atwood machine

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  59. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    or maybe this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md0TlSjIags counting machine

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    the 6 simple machines

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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Table_of_Mechanicks%2C_Cyclopaedia%2C_Volume_2.png

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    Because is the highest grade u can get in my country :D ♥I love 10♥ ^_^

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  63. nickhouraney Group Title
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    please ask your question in the form of an equation

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  64. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    \[10=\]

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  65. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    \[10=2\times5\]

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  66. nickhouraney Group Title
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    ah its clearer to me now

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  67. nickhouraney Group Title
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    i had to simplify tho

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  68. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    \[6=1\times2\times 3\]

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    Who told uu 10 was that significant :)

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  70. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    there are ten digits

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    |dw:1352724094496:dw|

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