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Dozen (Number, 12, Twelve)


Dozen Definition:
  • Dozen is another word for the number 12.
Dozen History:
  • Considered one of the earliest primitive groupings - ie dozen cycles of the moon or months in a cycle of the sun or year.
  • The use of 12 as a base number (duodecimal system) likely originated in Mesopotamia.
  • The English word dozen comes from the old form of the French word douzaine, which means "a group of twelve".
Dozen Mathematics:
  • Multiples and divisors are convenient.
  • 12 = 2 × 2 × 3 = 3 × 4 = 2 × 6
  • 60 = 12 × 5
  • 360 = 12 × 30
  • Gross = 12 dozen (12x12 = 144).
  • Great Gross = 12 Gross (12x12x12).
  • Great Hundred (Small Gross) = 10 dozen (10x12 = 120)
Other Facts:
Tags:
12 - 60 - 120 - 144 - 360 - Base-12 - Dozen - Gross - Mathematics - Mesopotamia - Twelve - Vendergood - William James Sidis


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