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Hello Teachers,

Why is a baker's dozen=13? Is there any story behind it?

Please explain a bit if possible.

Thanks.
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Thank you Guest. That's really interesting.
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Hello Teachers,

Sorry, I got the story.

Thanks.
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In the 13th century bakers were considered with suspicion, bread was of no fixed size, weight or content. Laws were passed to ensure the people got a fair amount of bread for their money, and penalties were high, to ensure they provided good measure bakers added an extra item to every order of 12. Thus they could never be accused of under-selling !
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