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Special whole numbers...List a whole number... The next poster has to say what makes that whole number special, and then he or she has to list a new one... (Please be clever and please try not to cheat too much!)
Discussion about these numbers is encouraged, but keep the chain going! :) For example... 7 |

7 wonders of the ancient world...
50 |

50 States in the USA...
21 |

21 Blackjack
6 |

6 the first perfect number
9 |

9 first odd square.(after 1)
42 ;) |

42 - Answer to the question of life, the universe, and everything.
101 |

101 - dalmatians :D
101 - the first prime above 100 101 - the 101th Fibonacci number in binary notation 601 |

[quote="ET_"]9 first odd square.(after 1)
42 ;)[/quote] A non-wink answer: the product of the first 3 primes in a Euclid-style sequence beginning with 2. This sequence is defined as "start with one or more distinct known primes. Take their product and add one. The result is either a new prime, or factors into a set of new primes. In either case, add the newly found prime or prime factors to your set of known primes and continue." Beginning with just the smallest known prime, 2, we add one, to get 3, which is also prime. 2*3 + 1 = 7, which is again prime. The product of 2, 3 and 7 is 42. A more interesting question is: will such a Euclid-type inductive sequence eventually yield ALL the primes? For instance, if we continue the particular sequence above, we get: 2*3*7 + 1 = 43, which is again prime. 2*3*7*43 + 1 = 1807 = 13*139. 2*3*7*13*43*139 + 1 = 3263443, which is prime. 2*3*7*13*43*139*3263443 + 1 = 10650056950807 = 547*607*1033*31051. It's pretty easy to show that the Euclid sequence starting with 2 and 3 never yields a number divisible by 5, so the answer to the above question is no. So we refine the question: is there *any* Euclid sequence starting with a finite number of primes which yields all the primes? Either that, or 42 is Luigi's age. :) |

601 is the 110th prime, the divisors of 110 (sans 110) add up to 106, which is 601 backwards
539 |

[quote="TravisT"]539[/quote]
The number of the statutory instrument governing production of fresh meat products in Great Britain: http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1995/Uksi_19950539_en_1.htm Isn't Google great? :D 5171655946 |

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