Numberopedia – What’s special about the number ‘x’ ?


People are always fascinated by NUMBERS. Numbers are basic elements of mathematics used for counting, measuring, ranking, solving equations and comparing quantities. You can find objects/things all around you which have no identity without numbers e.g.

  • what is the time now?
  • what is the date today?
  • how much did you spent today?
  • how much water do you drink daily?
  • how far is your office from your home?

and many more….. 🙂

For some ones numbers represent meaningless symbols manipulated according to arbitrary rules, for others numbers carry occult powers and mystic virtues. To see what’s special about the number ‘x’ where x = 0,1,2,3,4,5,6… :), click here

You will find interesting facts about different numbers. A couple of facts are:

  • The fraction 1/998999 contains Fibonacci numbers, i.e.:
    1/998999=0.000001001002003005008013021034055089
  • Curiosity… An everyday example when 1 + 1 ≠ 2:
    1 litre of water + 1 litre of alcohol = 1.926 liters of liquid
    (Need valid resource for this fact !)
  • Deep thought: “There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count and those who can’t”.
  • On Pi Day (March 14 or 3-14) in 1879, a baby was born in Ulm, Germany to a German couple whose name meant “one stone”. That baby was Albert Einstein!
  • The word ‘four’ has 4 letters and is the smallest honest number. Honest numbers are numbers n that can be described using exactly n letters in standard mathematical English.
  • 1000 + 5 = 1005 (one thousand five) is the smallest natural number whose name contains the five vowels a, e, i, o, u (in any order).
  • The fear of the number 13 is called Triskaidekaphobia. A specific fear of Friday the 13th is called Paraskavedekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia.
  • Select any prime number equal or greater than 5, square it, subtract 1 from that, then the result is always divisible by 24.
  • Any number of the form p2q2 can be divisible by 24 for p and q primes > 3.
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