1 uncia=1/(12).

The word uncia was Latin for a unit equal to 1/12 of another unit called the as. The words "inch" (1/12 of a foot) and "ounce" (originally 1/12 of a pound and still 1/12 of a "Troy pound," now used primarily to weigh precious metals) are derived from the word uncia.

See also

Calcus, Half, Quarter, Scruple, Unit Fraction

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Conway, J. H. and Guy, R. K. The Book of Numbers. New York: Springer-Verlag, p. 4, 1996.Wells, D. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers. New York: Penguin Books, p. 85, 1986.

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