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#1 2012-11-20 12:00:41

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post prime numbers!

We will post prime numbers and say something intrssting about the number
So lets start
3!
the unluck number:|neutralneutralneutralswearswearswearswear


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#2 2012-11-20 17:51:32

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2-the only even prime.


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#3 2012-11-30 18:59:25

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5-number of fingers on your hand!!!


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#4 2012-12-01 06:55:59

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7  One of the few primes whose reciprocal is easy to remember.

    For 1/7:  2*7=14, 2*14=28,  2*28+1=57 ; that is, keep doubling the denominator till you reach
56 then add the numerator to the 56 to get the last two digits of 1/7 which is a repeating .142857.

Of course 1/2, 1/3, 1/5 and 1/11 aren't bad either.


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#5 2012-12-01 15:19:38

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13- number of different cards in a deck


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#6 2012-12-07 09:53:41

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11 --- one of the few primes larger than 10 that it is easy to multiply by.  To multiply a number, say
3142 by 11 just put a zero in front and behind it, like so 031420 and then add consecutive pairs of
digits (typically from right to left since in some cases there may be carries) and record these sums:
0+3, 3+1, 1+4, 4+2, 2+0 ; that is, 34562.  If a sum exceeds 9 then carry 1 to the next sum for example 23572 ---> 0235720 --->  2 5 8 12 9 2 = 2 5 9 2 9 2; that is, 259292 carrying the 1
from the 12 into the 8 in the next column to the left.  With a little practice this can be done quickly
in one's head. smile

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#7 2012-12-07 10:02:15

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19-the first prime with the sum of its digits equal to 10.


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#8 2012-12-07 10:04:56

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23

John Forbes Nash's favorite prime number.


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#9 2012-12-07 10:07:18

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Boy, was that guy an ugly fellow!

97-largest prime below 100.


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#10 2012-12-07 10:12:48

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131-the number that is ALSO PSELLED BCAKWARDS...OMG


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#11 2012-12-08 12:02:03

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13 --- a baker's dozen.


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#12 2012-12-08 12:32:50

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23-number of characters in "greengrocers apostrophe"


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#13 2012-12-08 12:49:18

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Three digit numbers with two 3's and one 1 or with two 1's and one 3.  Only one of them is NOT a
prime. smile


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#14 2012-12-08 13:07:18

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2 --- the only number for which any positive integer can be written as a sum of non-negative powers of that number alone using each power of the number no more than once. smile


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#15 2012-12-09 03:57:56

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101-1-1=0-the first sensible number


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#16 2012-12-14 17:04:34

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My answer

Last edited by julianthemath (2012-12-14 17:05:18)


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#17 2012-12-17 03:41:41

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111 3 digits repeated trpile


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#18 2012-12-18 15:58:44

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Mathgogocart, 111 is not prime. It is divisible by 1, 3, 37, 111 (ay be incomplete). smile


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#19 2013-01-08 12:27:05

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2


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#20 2013-01-08 12:29:40

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I think you already picked 2.

101 - a room with a special meaning.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
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#21 2013-01-12 20:42:44

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bobbym wrote:

101 - a room with a special meaning.

What is the special meaning?
17-the sum of the first four primes.


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#22 2013-01-12 23:15:43

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According to the Old Testament, 31 kings were defeated by Joshua after the children of Israel had crossed the river Jordan (Joshua 12:9–24).

 

#23 2013-01-13 05:38:21

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1111111111111111111

The second repunit that is prime.

julianthemath wrote:

What is the special meaning?

You are a little young yet but some day you will read 1984.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#24 2013-01-13 11:05:42

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Oh, okay.
113-the 30th prime.


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#25 2013-01-13 11:26:51

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11111111111111111111111 the 3rd repunit that is a prime.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

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