I'm not good when it comes to math, so forgive me. I'm doing a personal study of is there a better base number for our culture to use? I have to consider factors like: the number of digits to write, ability to count visually(like using fingers), understanding fractions better(3's 4's are both even), and most importantly the time & calendar year. Note: symbols representing numbers is not an issue here.
So I decided between 12 instead of 16. I only considered 16 because of it's use in computer science really. 12 to me seemed superior in many ways, not too big, not too small, and especially since it's easy to factor into time.
Then I seen the Hexclock(http://www.intuitor.com/hex/hexclock.html), which uses base 16. How is this possible? I thought time was based on a 360 degree radius of the earth? 16 doesn't divide into 360 degree's.
Are there better arguments for using 16 instead of 12, besides computer science?