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Dek, El, Do - The Dozenal System

The Decimal System dominates Western Society. A lot of people aren't aware that they're conditioned to think of numbers in a way that relates to ten. It is common to audibly hear expressions of our dissatisfaction at something like the price of a 1.99 double cheeseburger because it's not a tidy 2, and perhaps more so because it means we're lumped with an increasing amount of coppers, but how useful is the decimal number system? Would the dozenal system be an improvement?

I mean not to totally debunk the decimal system, nor list all of it's disadvantages, however there seems to be no Mathematical significance to the use of the decimal system, perhaps there's some Anatomical significance since (most) humans have ten digits on their hands and and ten on their feet. I'd just like to take a glance into looking at numbers in a different light, if not only for entertaining a different perspective, then for looking at a transdecimal system that may have a greater practical use.

12 Is a better base for a number system because 2, 3, 4, and 6 can go into it and thus make it more versatile than 10, in which only it can only be divided by 2 and 5. The fact that 12 has more factors than 10 makes it easier for children and adults alike to learn the dozenal times tables. Think of the multiplication tables that were most easiest for you to learn. . . 2 and 5, right? That's because 2 and 5 are multiples of 10. 12 has 2,3,4 and 6 as multiples, so this means that more of the times tables are significantly easier for a base 12 number system. This divisibility also gives the imperial measure of a foot its use, because it is made of 12 inches.

Let's get acquainted with the dozenal system. There are 3 extra numerals to learn: Dek, El and Do. Dek represents a decimal equivalent of 10, El represents a decimal equivalent of 11, & Do(Short for Dozen) represents a decimal equivalent of 12. So the first 'Do' numerals appear as so: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, X, E, 10.