Tie Twelves Together in Several Combinations. I know, there are only 8 eggs in the frying pan. However, eggs are still sold by the dozen. I am delving into Neolithic thought. They venerated the “dozen.” They knew it was of a former age that knew ” plenty and peace.” Here are a few thoughts from Wikipedia:
A dozen (commonly abbreviated doz or dz) is a grouping of twelve.
The dozen may be one of the earliest primitive groupings, perhaps because there are approximately a dozen cycles of the moon or months in a cycle of the sun or year. Twelve is convenient because it has the most divisors of any number under 18.
The use of twelve as a base number, known as the duodecimal system (also as dozenal), originated in Mesopotamia (see also sexagesimal). This could come from counting on one’s fingers by counting each finger bone with one’s thumb. Using this method, one hand can count to twelve, and two hands can count to 144. Twelve dozen (122 = 144) are known as a gross; and twelve gross (123 = 1,728, the duodecimal 1,000) are called a great gross, a term most often used when shipping or buying items in bulk. A great hundred, also known as a small gross, is 120 or ten dozen.
Tie Twelves Together By the Number Square That Will Bring Peace to the Planet
At one time there was a Golden Age. It was held together by a “grain of mustard seed”. This refers to the smallest possible number square. It was called the 3 x 3 number square. Here is the traditional setting of numbers.
Note the following “dozen” properties of this number square:
- At first glance, it has only four lines. Two diagonal and two vertical. However, each line is trisected. We now have 6 smaller horizontal and 6 smaller vertical lines.
- Here is the great gross. The number is 1,728. That number is the product of `12 x 12 x 12. I have blogged about gnomons and corners of this square. The medieval wizard of all wizards was Abu Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān. He was nicknamed “Geber.” Below is the 15th-century European portrait of “Geber”, Codici Ashburnhamiani 1166, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence
Finding Reads That Tie Twelves Together
“Geber” divided the square of three in many ways. Abu Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān (Arabic: جابر بن حیان, Persian: جابر بن حیان, often given the nisbahs al-Bariqi, al-Azdi, al-Kufi, al-Tusi or al-Sufi; fl. c. 721 – c. 815), also known by the Latinization Geber. He developed the concept of corner v. gnomon. Take out four numbers of a corner. The five that are left are called the gnomon. Remove the corner of 5,7,6, and 1. Then the remaining 5 number gnomon becomes is 8-3-4-9-2. We have:
- Multiply the numbers of its gnomon: 8 x 3 x 4 x 9 x 2 = 1728. The larger Egyptian cubit is 1.728 feet. There is our hidden great gross.
Finally: Here is the “great hundred” also known as the small gross. The number is 120. From the square, we arrive at 120 in two differing ways.
- Take the four corner lower right corner numbers. They are 3,5,8 and 1. Multiply them 3 x 5 x 8 x 1 = 120. We have the small gross.
- On the 3 x 3 number square 15 us found in 8 different ways. Three of vertical. Three are Horizontal Two are diagonal. Thus 8 x 15 = 120. We have the small gross again.
Enjoy, live with, and work with this number square. It is the key to another Golden Age. DSOworks.com will keep the blogs coming.