Frankly, myself, I'd say it's just because we happen to have ten fingers. It's largely arbitrary, and only preferred because our particular
numerical base system happened to be used by the civilizations that took prominence in the last five or so centuries. It's not like there weren't
plenty of civilizations with other base numbering systems, such as the Maya, or ones with no clear base, like the romans. They were superseded for
reasons other than their math.
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