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I need quick help with french and decimal seconds

  1. Aug 28, 2007 #1
    i need help on how to calculate the ratio of french decimal seconds to standard seconds. i got 100000/86400 but it was wrong. can anyone help
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  3. Aug 29, 2007 #2


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    What are you asking about here?

    Are you talking about the "decimalization of time" after the French revolution in 1789, when they created a new calender, introduced clocks with 10 hours per day, etc? In which case I don't know the answer, but it should be in some history websites.

    Or do you mean the fact that some European countries write "comma" instead of "point" and vice versa, so the number "one million ..... point eight nine" is written 1,234,567.89 (UK, US, etc) or 1.234.567,89 (France, Germany, etc).
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