Monday, January 10, 2011

With Apologies To Brenda, Mia, And Jhoneric... And All Other Math-Phobes And/Or Number Haters

I am 16,052 days old as of today. This number is divisible by 2 and 4, but not by 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13 (which are all the consecutive numbers I've memorized divisibility checks for... but also not divisible by 15, 21, 35, 22, 33, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99... you get the idea).

Today I was the same age my mother was on August 4, 1974. On that day, I was 2,741 days old. The sum of the digits that make up 16,052 is 14. The same is true of the digits that make up 2,741.

My mother was 2,741 days old on February 20, 1928.

Jordan was 2,741 days old on May 4, 2002. She will be 16,052 days old on October 13, 2038.

Binx will be 2,741 days old on May 5, 2014. He will be 16,052 days old on October 14, 2050.

The prime factorization of 16,052 is 2 * 2 * 4013. I'd give the prime factorization of 2,741, but it's a prime number, so it just... is.

The closest triangle number to 16,052 is the 179th triangle number, which is 16,110. The closest triangle number to 2,741 is the 74th triangle number, which is 2,775.

When I tell Cody a story about my senior year, I stop and do the math and realize it's like someone telling me a story during my senior year about their senior year back in 1958-1959. I then stop, because I realize how boring I'm being.

Sorry that didn't happen earlier here!

Note: I did all of the calculations except for the dates--for those I used Excel, because my name isn't Dane Riggs, and Dane Riggs is probably in bed as I write this, so I can't consult him. You'll have to ask him if you want to know on what day of the week any of these dates fall, unless you have a program for that or have the time to work it out yourself.

That note is not there to try to impress you, but to alert you that I could be very wrong about most if not all of this...

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