Sexagesimal fractions


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Related to Sexagesimal fractions: Sexagesimal notation
(Arith. & Alg.) those fractions whose denominators are some power of sixty; as, astronomical fractions, because formerly there were no others used in astronomical calculations.

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The pertinent figures on the Esagila Tablet are only in cubits (nindanu or sexagesimal fractions of nindanu) and these will result in the same metric values whether one uses the twenty-four-finger cubit or the thirty-finger one.