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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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The first triangular number is 1.

To continue this thread, simply

add 2, then 3, then 4, on forever

to make triangular numbers.

So I'll go first:

**1**

(one)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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3 is triangular and prime.

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**G-man****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-28
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6 Its triangular & first composite which isn't a square.

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10 - The number of balls in a 10 ball rack. The first 2 digit triangular number! Also it is larger than 1 - 9 and has a zero in it.

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15

5 x (6/2)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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21 everybody's favorite number

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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28: has factors 1, 2, 4, 7, 14, 28 and reminds me of February

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**G-man****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-28
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36

square of product of first two consecutive primes.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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45 - ( Colt ) the best automatic ever made.

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**G-man****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-28
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55..........

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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66 - the 11 the triangular number and the name of a now infamous highway here in the southwest.

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**matthen****Member**- Registered: 2011-03-06
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78

note these triangular numbers go:

...,**4**5,5**5**,6**6**,**78,9**1, quite cool that 4,5,6,7,8,9 appear in order with no interruptions!

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91 The most powerful triangular number and the one that wants to be a square the most. Also it is the only one that is 7 * 13.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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105=14+91

(14/2)*15

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The 15th triangular number is 120. Which is also 5!.

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**G-man****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-28
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136.........1, 3 & 6 are first 3 triangle numbers.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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153

Is a square away from 2 squares. 12^2 + 3^3 = 153 and 13^2 - 4^2 = 153

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171

153 + 18 = 171

(19 x 18) / 2

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210

210 = 190 + 20

210 = 14 x 15 = (21 x 20) / 2 on this post # 20.

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231

One of the permutations of 123.

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253

253 = 231 + 22 = (1 + 22)+(2 + 21)+...(9 + 14)+(10 + 13)+(11 + 12)

= 11 x 23 = (23 x 22) / 2

This triangular number can form a digital triangle with 22 rows in 3 angles differing by 120 degrees.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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276

And that is real close to 253.

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300

Yeah 300!!!! 276 + 24. (25 x 24) / 2 A triangle with 24 rows.

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325 which is 3*5 - 2 = 13.

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