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Re: Constants you cannot help but remember

by pbeckingham (Parson)
on Jun 08, 2004 at 19:23 UTC ( #362510=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Constants you cannot help but remember

This is an illness.

  • 6.02217 x 1038
  • 3.14159265358979323846264338279502884197169399375105820944974
  • 3 x 108
  • KFC 322G - bus, first day of secondary school. In fact license plates galore.
  • 0.142857, 0.285714, 0.428571, 0.571428, 0.857142 (1/7, 2/7, ...), plus other 'important' fractions.
  • 2.71828
  • credit card numbers
  • NI number, SSN, Student #
  • 86,400 s/day
  • 168 h/wk
  • 1,048,576 Bytes
  • 10100 googol
  • 10googol googolplex
  • 1.619 x 10-19 what is that?


Comment on Re: Constants you cannot help but remember
Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by davidj (Priest) on Jun 08, 2004 at 20:30 UTC
    1.619 x 10-19 what is that

    electron charge

    davidj
Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by TVSET (Chaplain) on Jun 08, 2004 at 20:43 UTC

      Actually, no - but thank you. It was an old school competition to remember the most. That's the residual memory of it.

        Remembering millions of digits of pi is trivial. Given time, I can cite a billion of them. Just don't ask me in which order they appear. Now for the useful constants I remember:
        1. 0 - first interesting number.
        2. 1 - last interesting number.
        3. 2 - number of eyes typical humans and penguins have.
        4. 3 - number of vertices of a triangle.
        5. 4 - number of players needed for a game of bridge.
        6. 5 - most symmetric multi-dotted face on a die.
        7. 6 - number of days in a week, not counting Wednesday.
        8. 6.5 - halfway 13.
        9. 7 - number of cardinal sins.
        10. 8 - only digit to divide the plane into three mutual exclusive subsets.
        11. 9 - number of known planets in the solar system.
        12. 10 - both interesting numbers!
        13. 11 - road number between home and work.
        14. 12 - number of steps of our staircases.
        15. 13 - twice 6.5.
        16. 14 - silver.

        Abigail

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