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Did You Know – 7 March 2016

Why are there 60 seconds in a minute?

Why are there 60 seconds in a minute?

A: THE DIVISION of the hour into 60 minutes and of the minute into 60 seconds comes from the Babylonians who used a sexagesimal (counting in 60s) system for mathematics and astronomy. They derived their number system from the Sumerians who were using it as early as 3500 BC.  Source: theguardian.com

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