Raise My Hands and Be Awed

Not as in ‘awwwww’, but as in ‘overwhelmed with admiration’.
Well, actually they don’t sound that different.

Back to the regular ‘Geekiness of the Day’ programme:

“What’s special about this number?”Erich Friedman
0 — the additive identity.
1 — the multiplicative identity.
2 — the only even prime.
3 — the number of spatial dimensions we live in.
4 — the smallest number of colors sufficient to color all planar maps.
5 — the number of Platonic solids.
6 — the smallest perfect number.
7 — the smallest number of faces of a regular polygon that is not constructible by straightedge and compass.
8 — the largest cube in the Fibonacci sequence.
9 — the maximum number of cubes that are needed to sum to any positive integer.
10 — the base of our number system.

Seeing your Math teachers’ faces popping up yet?

Follow this rabbit-link down the hole to find the rest of the numbers, up to 9999 — a Kaprekar number (by a Klingonian mathematician, no doubt)

The next time I hand-signal for munchkins, I’ll try to remember that I’m ordering “the largest cube in the Fibonacci sequence” of them.


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