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What is your favorite number?

Postby scratch123 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:45 pm UTC

I have been asking people IRL their favorite number and then checking the wikipedia page for the number to see what math properties it has. So far I have learned some interesting things about various numbers. The problem is I am running out of people to ask IRL so I thought I would ask here.

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Deva » Sun May 06, 2012 7:01 pm UTC

Three.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby SecondTalon » Sun May 06, 2012 8:27 pm UTC

10740.. Nice number, that one.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Giallo » Sun May 06, 2012 8:43 pm UTC

42 :wink:
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Daimon » Sun May 06, 2012 9:23 pm UTC

g64

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby SlyReaper » Sun May 06, 2012 9:34 pm UTC

The number of things that don't exist.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby el matematico » Mon May 07, 2012 12:54 am UTC

65536
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Black Dynamite » Mon May 07, 2012 5:32 am UTC

(1/6.022x10^23)

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby z4lis » Mon May 07, 2012 6:43 am UTC

The Euler-Mascheroni constant is a neat little guy.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby brakos82 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:38 am UTC

Eleventy billion.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Endless Mike » Mon May 07, 2012 3:35 pm UTC

69, dude!

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby iChef » Mon May 07, 2012 11:25 pm UTC

17

They would put it on tombstones sometimes in the Roman era because XVII is an anagram of VIXI which means "I lived". Thought it was neat.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby philsov » Tue May 08, 2012 7:15 pm UTC

23.

Because every number has something special and eerie about it. So really its just another number. But its not. It was even here before I made this post.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby clockworkmonk » Tue May 08, 2012 7:18 pm UTC

π

makes me think of pie, and I really like pie, be it fruit or meat.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Djehutynakht » Tue May 08, 2012 11:49 pm UTC

τ

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby [username] » Wed May 09, 2012 1:21 am UTC

I enjoy the number 27. It seems to generally make sense.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby wings » Fri May 11, 2012 2:23 pm UTC

8
Because: No real reason other than I've liked that number since childhood. I also associate it with the colour blue (favourite colour).

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Mon May 14, 2012 4:43 am UTC

1.6022x10-19
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby tastelikecoke » Mon May 14, 2012 5:15 am UTC

Endless Mike wrote:69, dude!

My classmates still laugh at this. >_>

And also to these:
6666966666969999699699699

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Aightynine » Mon May 14, 2012 6:09 am UTC

I'm not sure why, but: 89.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Apparently Anonymous » Mon May 14, 2012 7:22 pm UTC

17.

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby apricity » Mon May 14, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

34! It was my number in all my high school sports. I like that the two digits add up to 7.

When it comes to ages though, my favorites are 17 and 23. Not because I liked those years, I just like the way it sounds to say "I'm 17" or "I'm 23".
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby jakes1487 » Tue May 15, 2012 2:19 am UTC

47. It's prime, it's the atomic number of silver, and it's pretty: the four is green and the seven is red in my synesthesia.

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby jeorgun » Tue May 15, 2012 2:39 am UTC

My favorite integer is 22, for no particular reason.
My favorite real number is e, for many particular reasons.

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Cathy » Tue May 15, 2012 2:49 am UTC

3

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby RebeccaRGB » Tue May 15, 2012 4:12 am UTC

7901234409876544. I was playing with a calculator when I was little and I wanted to see what happened when I filled the display with 8's, and then multiplied it by another display full of 8's. I thought the ascending 9-0-1-2-3-4 and descending 0-9-8-7-6-5-4 digit patterns were interesting.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Weeks » Wed May 16, 2012 9:51 am UTC

7. I like how it looks. It's the coolest of numbers, 8) notwithstanding.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Dr. Diaphanous » Wed May 16, 2012 10:14 am UTC

My favorite number is

Mouffles wrote:
Define a function f:
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f(2)=2→2
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Then the number is f(f(...f(g_64)...)), where the function is applied g_64 times. Beat that!



Not the biggest number, but I find it quite pretty.

Good ol' Graham's number and chained-arrow notation.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Chuff » Wed May 16, 2012 5:25 pm UTC

2+2=2x2=2^2=4

What I'm saying is I like 4.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Lorax » Wed May 16, 2012 9:52 pm UTC

deeper levels of math are a mystery to me, but i love geometry
this is why my fave is the phi ratio, 1.618

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Aleril » Sat May 19, 2012 9:59 pm UTC

25 seems to follow me everywhere I go, and that's good. It's a good number. It fits in a lot of numbers.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby piwakawaka42 » Mon May 21, 2012 8:50 am UTC

13. It's my contrarian side coming out
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Adam H » Tue May 22, 2012 7:27 pm UTC

I like 37, because everyone* likes 3, and everyone likes 7, but I've never heard anyone else say they liked 37. And in high school sports I was always able to get that jersey number. :)

*By 'everyone', I mean: every kid in my grade school, according to me as a grade schooler, according to my memories as an adult.

And now after reading the wikipedia page for it, I learn that I am one cool cat. Though probably every wikipedia number page makes you think that number is the coolest number.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Kewangji » Tue May 22, 2012 7:28 pm UTC

Adam H wrote:37

In a row?
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby Adam H » Tue May 22, 2012 7:33 pm UTC

Haha I had to google that to see what you're talking about. No, I've never seen clerks. :P
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby EpicBzzCat » Fri May 25, 2012 6:46 am UTC

60

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby tuxerman » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:33 pm UTC

One number I loved as a kid was 4294967296. It was the longest number when entered on my dad's calculator, which gave whole numbers (down all the way to 2) upon pressing the square root button repeatedly. I loved to know it by heart, and at one point was even a password ;)

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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby el matematico » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:10 pm UTC

tuxerman wrote:One number I loved as a kid was 4294967296. It was the longest number when entered on my dad's calculator, which gave whole numbers (down all the way to 2) upon pressing the square root button repeatedly. I loved to know it by heart, and at one point was even a password ;)

I could never remember that number so I had to stay with 65536, as stated before.
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Re: What is your favorite number?

Postby raike » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:36 pm UTC

16 (a power of 2, the day of the month that my birthday falls on, and it rolls off my tongue in a rather delightful way in the languages I speak)
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