# What position is a number 12?

## What does base 12 look like?

Is base 10 **based** on fingers? We use base 10 because we have 10 fingers. In base 10, ten digits are used and those digits are 0 through 9.

## Why we should count in base-12?

With base 12 there are more **factors** than base 10 and we only need to learn two additional symbols. In addition, counting in base 12 allows larger numbers to be represented with smaller units than in base 10, thus having less spatial complexity.

What are the three number systems? The four common types of number systems are: Decimal number system. Binary number system. See the article : **What position is a number 4?**. Octal numbering system.