Saturday, June 6, 2015

Special properties of number 6 (Today’s Date)


1. 6 is the smallest perfect number, that is a number whose divisors add up to itself, e.g.: 1 x 2 x 3 = 1 + 2 + 3 = 6
2. 6 (= 1 + 2 + 3) is a triangular number
3. 3! = 6
4. 6 is a Hexagonal Number.
5. 6 is a congruent number because it is the area of a 3, 4, 5 triangle (a congruent number is an integer that is the area of a right triangle with three rational number sides).
6. 6 is the smallest number of colors needed to color the regions on a Möbius strip. A Möbius strip is a continuous closed surface with only one side; formed from a rectangular strip by rotating one end 180 degrees and joining it with the other end.
7. 6 circles of the same size (try this with 6 coins of the same denomination) will always perfectly surround, all touching, without gaps, 1 circle of that same size.
8. The Chemical Element Carbon has an atomic number of 6.

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