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# Why one day and one night are of 24 hours?

Updated: 9/24/2023

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10y ago

The time it takes for the earth to rotate once was broken into 24 parts.

This was done before people understood or knew about fractions. 24 was chosen because it was a convenient number with several factors. This was also the case when choosing minutes and seconds as subdivisions of an hour.

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