What's Special About This Number? 0 is the additive identity. 1 is the multiplicative identity. 2 is the only even prime. 3 is the number of spatial dimensions we live in. 4 is the smallest number of colors sufficient to color all planar maps. 5 is the number of Platonic solids. 6 is the smallest perfect number. 7 is the smallest number of faces of a regular polygon that is not constructible by straightedge and compass. 8 is the largest cube in the Fibonacci sequence. 9 is the maximum number of cubes that are needed to sum to any positive integer. 10 is the base of our number system.
a math prof made this cool site talking about special quality about thousands of numbers...good mental masterbation for all the number theory junkies out there (you know who you are)... What's Special About This Number? |