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Your Favorite Number

  1. Mar 17, 2011 #1

    Drakkith

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    Your Favorite Number!!

    What is your favorite number?!?! And why??

    Mines...umm...one of them...probably between 0 and several trillion...I can't decide.

    But I'll just go with two. Why? Because thats the number of pop tarts in a pouch!
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2011 #2

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    Re: Your Favorite Number!!

    When people ask me to pick a number between 1 and 10 I always pick pi. Does that count?
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011 #3

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    Of course! But you better have cake in there somewhere...its my favorite.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2011 #4
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    [tex] \sqrt 7/9 [/tex]

    why?

    [tex] 6(x) * 9(x) = 42 [/tex]
    [tex] 54x^2=42[/tex]
    [tex] x^2=42/54[/tex]
    [tex]x^2=7/9[/tex]
    [tex]x= \sqrt 7/9[/tex]
     
  6. Mar 17, 2011 #5

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    Two. It's my number for relaxation. I read someone that said in order to relax pick a number and assign relaxation to it. Then whenever you're stressed think of the number.

    Doesn't work. But 2 is still a cool number.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2011 #6

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    This is a tough one. Let's see, there's:
    • e, for obvious reasons
    • i, since [tex]\mathbb{C}^n[/tex] is interesting
    • [tex]\pi[/tex], for its all-around significance
    • [tex]\varphi[/tex]; I've always liked the Golden Ratio
    • [tex]\aleph_0[/tex]
    • [tex]\frac{\pi^2}{6}[/tex], since it's a cool sum of [tex]\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2}[/tex]
    • G, because of its gravity
    • [tex]k_e = \frac{1}{4\pi \epsilon_0}[/tex] is rather electric
    • 2, the only even prime
    • the set of perfect numbers

    Too many...can't decide.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2011 #7

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    Haha, i KNEW i'd get some great replies like these. :biggrin:
     
  9. Mar 17, 2011 #8

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    Can't believe I forgot 42.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2011 #9
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    27, only because of the odd amount of times it shows up in my life.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2011 #10

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    Re: Your Favorite Number!!

    I also like:
    • Eddington's number, 15,747,724,136,275,002,577,605,653,961,181,555,468 ,044,717,914,527,116,709,366,231,425,076,185,631,0 31,296
    • Graham's number, g64
    • The xkcd number, A(g64,g64), where A is the Ackermann function
     
  12. Mar 17, 2011 #11
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    This is so great <3
     
  13. Mar 17, 2011 #12

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    I feel kinda bad that I don't understand most of this lol.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2011 #13
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    That's what makes it so great :biggrin:
     
  15. Mar 17, 2011 #14
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    13 is my most favorite number. I've pretty much got that one to myself. In fact I have a bunch of favorite numbers, and 13 is the smallest one. So, in addition to being my most favorite number, it is also my least favorite number.
     
  16. Mar 17, 2011 #15

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    I like 4. Diagrammatically, it is very symmetrical. It is composed of 2 2's, which is a plus. It scales up easily with 8, 12, 16, 20, 24...

    When I was learning how to count, and later to appreciate and manipulate numbers, 4 was my favorite. I don't know why.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2011 #16
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    [tex]6_{13} * 9_{13} = 42_{13}[/tex]
    but that is incorrect, hence [tex] \sqrt 7/9 [/tex]
     
  18. Mar 17, 2011 #17

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    Re: Your Favorite Number!!

    I don't really have a favorite, but I've always liked 9 for much the same reasons you like 4.
     
  19. Mar 17, 2011 #18
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    I can't decide between mine but pi is very special to me, I also love the square root of 2.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2011 #19

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    Don't tell that to the Pythagoreans.
     
  21. Mar 17, 2011 #20
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    lololol
     
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