How Mathmeticians Get All Those Chicks

By Deane Barker on November 11, 2005

every number has its own significance: You need to know why all these numbers are significant. Really, you do.

  • 6 is the smallest perfect number.
  • 25 is the smallest square that can be written as a sum of 2 squares.
  • 3367 is the smallest number which can be written as the difference of 2 cubes in 3 ways.
  • 4062 is the smallest number with the property that its first 8 multiples contain the digit 2.
  • 4095 = 111111111111 in base 2.
  • 5005 is the smallest palindromic product of 4 consecutive primes.

Via Metafilter.



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