Saturday, February 11, 2006

The One Anna. 16 of these made up Re. 1. Tis was in the days before the decimal system came into being. Posted by Picasa

2 comments:

Rajesh Raghupati said...

Ever heard of Hexa decimal? Probably that was it.

R. Balaji said...

No, Rajesh, not familiar, but referred it in Wikipedia now. (Onnum Puriyalae. Naan 10th Oda maths escape.) Re 1 = 16 annas so hexadecimal ok. But annas are not further subdivided into 16th parts.