why is ten a good number ?

- UnkleRhaukus

why is ten a good number ?

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- lgbasallote

because it's bigger than 9 and smaller than 11

- UnkleRhaukus

\[9\sim10\sim11\]

- anonymous

Because we can count it out on our fingers :)

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- UnkleRhaukus

Is that the Only reason @Traxter?

- anonymous

some people have 11 or 12 fingers :X

- anonymous

Because its table is easy .
Multiplication is easy
1000000000*10=10000000000 :)

- lgbasallote

because of the ten disciples

- lgbasallote

and also because of the ten little indians

- UnkleRhaukus

that is a result of choosing ten as the base for our number system, @sami-21

- lgbasallote

and also because you can form words out of ten
i.e. tenant

- anonymous

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

- UnkleRhaukus

@lgbasallote this is a serious question,

- lgbasallote

wasnt it a riddle?

- anonymous

It is really as simple as we have 10 fingers.

- anonymous

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

- lgbasallote

10 contains the binary code. 10

- anonymous

It's not @UnkleRhaukus

- anonymous

@lgbasallote I think you just wrote on my paper... lol

- lgbasallote

was that what you said? lol i thought you meant 2 and 5

- UnkleRhaukus

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- anonymous

10 is used to store the genome sequences

- anonymous

@UnkleRhaukus you're missing a finger

- anonymous

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turkey hand

- anonymous

was that bird on steroid when it decided to work out?

- UnkleRhaukus

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- anonymous

that bird uses 1 dominant wing to fly

- anonymous

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... )

- anonymous

Don't be silly. Turkeys can't fly

- TheViper

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

- anonymous

ostrich and penguins can't.

- UnkleRhaukus

surly base, two, or six or thirty-six or something nice
would be better then ten

- anonymous

I think 0 is a better number.

- anonymous

zero doesn't make sense without one

- UnkleRhaukus

that would make maths easier

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

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- anonymous

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

- anonymous

Fight to the death! Will the swan or turkey win?

- anonymous

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

- UnkleRhaukus

clap hands?

- anonymous

@Traxter octal is sometimes used instead of hexadecimal. But binary is still the basis.

- DLS

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.

- anonymous

that three letter word (not ten) is just a conversation stopper...

- anonymous

I agree.

- UnkleRhaukus

@DLS what is perfect about ten ,
all i can see is we have ten fingers,

- anonymous

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

- DLS

we have 8 fingers indeed sire.

- UnkleRhaukus

28

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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

- UnkleRhaukus

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?

- UnkleRhaukus

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- anonymous

property 1: it looks very simple

- UnkleRhaukus

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- UnkleRhaukus

ten does not look simple

- UnkleRhaukus

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- anonymous

we can say the same thing about simple machines... they are not simple

- UnkleRhaukus

i can think of any simple machine except the atwood machine

- UnkleRhaukus

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

- anonymous

the 6 simple machines

- anonymous

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

- angela210793

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

- anonymous

please ask your question in the form of an equation

- UnkleRhaukus

\[10=\]

- UnkleRhaukus

\[10=2\times5\]

- anonymous

ah its clearer to me now

- anonymous

i had to simplify tho

- UnkleRhaukus

\[6=1\times2\times 3\]

- hba

Who told uu 10 was that significant :)

- UnkleRhaukus

there are ten digits

- UnkleRhaukus

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