# Number - Babylonian numeral system, base-60

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## About

The sexagesimal numeral system or base-60, was the first positional system in the first language developed the Cuneiform

It was used by astronomers

Numeral System | Parts |
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Babylonian numerals and other mesopotamian systems (Hellenistic numbers) | integral and fractional portions (see radix) |

Greek numerals | for the fractional portions only |

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## Time and angle

Its influence is present today in modern:

but in both cases,

only minutes and seconds use sexagesimal notation

:

- and both time and angles use decimal fractions of a second.

Example: Modern time separates each position by a colon or point.

- time

`10:25:59 (10 hours 25 minutes 59 seconds). `

- angles

`10°25'59" (10 degrees 25 minutes 59 seconds).`