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I was 17 the first time I had sex. This is also the age that Chef on South Park says is when everyone should have sex for the first time. That didn't influence me, though, and that episode might even have come out when I was already older than that.
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18.
2x9, 3x6. I just like this number for some reason.
When I turned 18 I could've bought drinks or smokes. I didn't and still haven't.
2x9, 3x6. I just like this number for some reason.
When I turned 18 I could've bought drinks or smokes. I didn't and still haven't.
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18.8333
The number of feet (length) in the average crosssectional width of a Boeing 7878 Dreamliner, a plane I spend a lot of time around at work.
To be more exact, its nominal cabin width is 226".
The number of feet (length) in the average crosssectional width of a Boeing 7878 Dreamliner, a plane I spend a lot of time around at work.
To be more exact, its nominal cabin width is 226".
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<I have not been participating in this thread recently because I still haven't recovered from when 12obin mentioned numbers 11 and 17. I've been thinking about one, and the other, and both together, even though I know they happened years apart. My imagination is so strikingly vivid that basically it's as if 12obin uploaded videos of the events and I watched them>
Anyways.
19
The Magic Hexagon Number
First, let's talk about centered hexagonals, they're very simple, you have a hexagon surrounded by hexagons to get your first figure. You surround your first figure with hexagons to get another, and so on.
A Magic Hexagon is a centered hexagonal that has a number in each hexagon, counting them, in any order, so that if you sum the numbers in all three directions on a line you get the same magic constant.
Turns out this is the only arrangement that fulfills these conditions:
3+17+18=38
9+7+1+11=38
...
18+11+9=38
17+1+6+14=38
...
9+14+15=38
Etc.
That is, there's no other arrangement that gives those outcomes (other than trivial rotations/flippings of the same.)
And there's no other centered hexagonal that has this property.
So this is THE Magic Hexagon, it is unique, and it has 19 ones.
Anyways.
19
The Magic Hexagon Number
First, let's talk about centered hexagonals, they're very simple, you have a hexagon surrounded by hexagons to get your first figure. You surround your first figure with hexagons to get another, and so on.
A Magic Hexagon is a centered hexagonal that has a number in each hexagon, counting them, in any order, so that if you sum the numbers in all three directions on a line you get the same magic constant.
Turns out this is the only arrangement that fulfills these conditions:
3+17+18=38
9+7+1+11=38
...
18+11+9=38
17+1+6+14=38
...
9+14+15=38
Etc.
That is, there's no other arrangement that gives those outcomes (other than trivial rotations/flippings of the same.)
And there's no other centered hexagonal that has this property.
So this is THE Magic Hexagon, it is unique, and it has 19 ones.
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Vytron wrote:Turns out this is the only arrangement that fulfills these conditions
Is it the only arrangement that does it without repeating numbers, or is that just a feature of literally the only arrangement?
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12obin wrote:Is it the only arrangement that does it without repeating numbers
Without repeating numbers (if you count the hexagons you'd not count a hexagon twice or give the same number to 2 different hexagons.)
Actually, if you start counting from a higher number instead of 1, or even from a negative number, there's many other so called "Abnormal Magic Hexagons."
If you allow repetition or skipping of numbers then there's a trivial amount of infinite ones and centered hexagonals that have this property (but they're no longer "magical".)
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p1p1ppp1 (20 in recursive factorization) cause its cool.
good luck have fun
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Why is it cool?
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21 is the legal drinking age in America. Or at least parts of America. I'm not sure. In Ontario where I live in Canada, it's 19, and in neighboring Quebec it's 18 so 18yearolds from here just go to Quebec to drink, but because American Tv and movies are so pervasive, the age of 21 still sort of has this significance.
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But that's an arbitrary significance imposed by society coming from standards and stereotypes of behavior related to age (i.e. 21 is the legal age for many things because someone thought people 21 years old have enough maturity to make better decisions and take more responsibilities, even though many people at that age haven't, while others do it much earlier, and there's no actual difference from the day before turning 21 and the day afterwards yet law expects people to be different all of a sudden), unlike mathematical significance like:
22
The first semiprime that has this property:
It has a 7member aliquot sequence 22, 14, 10, 8, 7, 1, 0 of which the next two members are themselves semiprimes.
Semiprimes are numbers that are the product of two primes numbers.
For aliquot sequences:
Get number n and list all its divisors. Sum their divisors and subtract n, this is your new number. Repeat. You will get into a cycle or reach 0.
22's divisors: 1, 2, 11, 22. 1 + 2 + 11 + 22  22 = 14
14's divisors: 1, 2, 7, 14. 1 + 2 + 7 + 14  14 = 10
10's divisors: 1, 2, 5, 10. 1 + 2 + 5 + 10  10 = 8
8's divisors: 1, 2, 4, 8. 1 + 2 + 4 + 8  8 = 7
7's divisors: 1, 7. 1 + 7  7 = 1
1's divisors: 1. 1  1 = 0
14 and 10 are also semiprimes, and 22 is special because you can't find a semiprime lower than it that has 2 semiprimes at the start of its aliquot sequence.
22
The first semiprime that has this property:
It has a 7member aliquot sequence 22, 14, 10, 8, 7, 1, 0 of which the next two members are themselves semiprimes.
Semiprimes are numbers that are the product of two primes numbers.
For aliquot sequences:
Get number n and list all its divisors. Sum their divisors and subtract n, this is your new number. Repeat. You will get into a cycle or reach 0.
22's divisors: 1, 2, 11, 22. 1 + 2 + 11 + 22  22 = 14
14's divisors: 1, 2, 7, 14. 1 + 2 + 7 + 14  14 = 10
10's divisors: 1, 2, 5, 10. 1 + 2 + 5 + 10  10 = 8
8's divisors: 1, 2, 4, 8. 1 + 2 + 4 + 8  8 = 7
7's divisors: 1, 7. 1 + 7  7 = 1
1's divisors: 1. 1  1 = 0
14 and 10 are also semiprimes, and 22 is special because you can't find a semiprime lower than it that has 2 semiprimes at the start of its aliquot sequence.
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My point was that it has cultural significance, more than the legal.
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Anyway.
23 is the age at which I was homeless for the entire year. That is to say, I was 22 when I became homeless and 24 when I got housing.
23 is the age at which I was homeless for the entire year. That is to say, I was 22 when I became homeless and 24 when I got housing.
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12obin wrote:My point was that it has cultural significance, more than the legal.
My point it is arbitrary significance, cultural or not (not that there's anything wrong with arbitrary significance.)
And, huh... I'll continue putting all 12obin's stories together, so e's... yeah...
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Hours in a day.
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25 is the smallest aspiring number — a composite nonsociable number whose aliquot sequence does not terminate.
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12obin wrote:Am I?
In my imagination, yes. Though I don't mind having you on my head, even though it's a little distracting, I hope you don't mind being on my head. I do feel sorry about you being homeless and am glad you got housing.
@AarexTiaokhiao: What is a nonsociable number? I think the meaningfulness of these numbers can't be realized unless you explain what you mean.
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26 is how old my mother was when I was born. Put another way, it is the difference in years between my mother's age and my own.
I think 26 is a pretty good age to have kids at.
I think 26 is a pretty good age to have kids at.
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26.2 is the number of miles in the modern marathon, in which around two extra miles were added from the original. Also, were I twice as old as I was e^1 years before I joined this forum, that would be my approximate age.
edit: "was I"
edit: "was I"
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27. Number of letters in the Mexican Alphabet.
Yep, we got the extra guy called ñ, which makes a sound not really found in other languages, and all our keyboards come with an extra key (not really. What happens is we get a different layout, and for the Ñ and ñ characters we end giving up the backslash and @ characters, which sucks. I still have to copy the backslash character from the internet when I want to use it  despite downloading a program to change my keyboard's layout, because I'm too lazy to fire it up  and basically, if you like in México you have to learn that ALT+64 produces an @, or learn what is the ALT+CTRL key that produces it, which changes from keyboard to keyboard.
...
Well, perhaps Ñ/ñ isn't all to blame... we have a key dealing with the ¡ and ¿ symbols, and an extra one for one that adds a stress over the vowels. ÁÉÍÓÚáéíóú from the keyboard! BAM! At the price of missing the ~ as well, and who knows what else.
...
But maybe that's not all to blame either, BECAUSE WE WASTE A WHOLE KEY FOR THE + AND * SYMBOLS THAT ARE DUPLICATED ON THE NUMBERPAD! UGH!
My mother language sucks...)
Yep, we got the extra guy called ñ, which makes a sound not really found in other languages, and all our keyboards come with an extra key (not really. What happens is we get a different layout, and for the Ñ and ñ characters we end giving up the backslash and @ characters, which sucks. I still have to copy the backslash character from the internet when I want to use it  despite downloading a program to change my keyboard's layout, because I'm too lazy to fire it up  and basically, if you like in México you have to learn that ALT+64 produces an @, or learn what is the ALT+CTRL key that produces it, which changes from keyboard to keyboard.
...
Well, perhaps Ñ/ñ isn't all to blame... we have a key dealing with the ¡ and ¿ symbols, and an extra one for one that adds a stress over the vowels. ÁÉÍÓÚáéíóú from the keyboard! BAM! At the price of missing the ~ as well, and who knows what else.
...
But maybe that's not all to blame either, BECAUSE WE WASTE A WHOLE KEY FOR THE + AND * SYMBOLS THAT ARE DUPLICATED ON THE NUMBERPAD! UGH!
My mother language sucks...)
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"Were I" is formally correct. It's the subjunctive, the conjugation for hypothetical things. But colloquially both are fine.
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Yeah, I think "was I" is used... like that, while "were I" is used for very unlikely things, so firesoul31 would be saying that being twice as old as he was e^1 years before he joined this forum would have been very unlikely.
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Moods: my nemesis.
27.9881: The latitude north of the highest place on Earth.
27.9881: The latitude north of the highest place on Earth.
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It turns out that this thread is a duplicate of another, more successful thread. Please stop posting here so we can concentrate our efforts on Connotation Counting.
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It's not really a duplicate. That thread is finding something that suggests a number, for every integer. This is finding a number bigger than the last that is special to you.
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I, for one, quite like this thread, and would like to keep it going.
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The average molecular mass of what's probably in any fake breasts you see.
28.086
The average molecular mass of what's probably in any fake breasts you see.
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I, for two, too.
28.28~
This is the square root of 8 multiplied by 10.
Equal to:
The square root of 2 multiplied by 20.
Length of the diagonal of a square with side length 20.
Length of the diagonal of a 10 multiplied by the square root of 7 rectangle.
Length of the diagonal of a square root of 2 times square root of 6 rectangle, multiplied by 10.
Length of the diagonal of a square root of 3 times square root of 5 rectangle, multiplied by 10.
28.28~
This is the square root of 8 multiplied by 10.
Equal to:
The square root of 2 multiplied by 20.
Length of the diagonal of a square with side length 20.
Length of the diagonal of a 10 multiplied by the square root of 7 rectangle.
Length of the diagonal of a square root of 2 times square root of 6 rectangle, multiplied by 10.
Length of the diagonal of a square root of 3 times square root of 5 rectangle, multiplied by 10.

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29.53058885  the number of days in a synodic month (the time between two new moons)
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29 years are required to Saturn orbit the Sun.
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Oh, I didn't see that we weren't supposed to skip numbers. Sorry.
30  The smallest sphenic number (a number which is a product of three distinct primes)
30  The smallest sphenic number (a number which is a product of three distinct primes)
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