Interesting Number Facts

Numbers plays such a great role in our life. Everything is numbers. Our day to day life cannot be imagined without using numbers, right from a very simple thing to a complex pattern of nature, we need numbers to comprehend and understand it. Read out these mind blowing about numbers and share it with your friends through any social media pages.

    The name of the popular search engine ‘Google’ came from a misspelling of the word ‘googol’, which is a very large number (the number one followed by one hundred zeros to be exact).

    What comes after a million, billion and trillion? A quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion and undecillion.

    The number Pi (the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle) can’t be expressed as a fraction, making it an irrational number. It never repeats and never ends when written as a decimal.

    The smallest ten prime numbers are: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and 29.

    Fascinating number facts to surprise everyone. Read for yourself and also educate your children by sharing your knowledge about these number facts to them. It will quite surprise you as well your friends. Share it to your loved ones through any social media platforms such as whatsapp, facebook for your personal non-commercial purposes.

    The numerical digits we use today such as 1, 2 and 3 are based on the Hindu-Arabic numeral system developed over 1000 years ago.

    India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.

    The number of baseball gloves that can be made from one cow.

    Zero was not even considered a number for the Ancient Greeks. However, they also questioned whether 1 was a number.

    Zero is the only number known with so many names which include zip, zilch, nil, nought, naught.

    Pythagoras and his followers believed 10 was a divine number.

    There are only five platonic solids: tetrahedron (4 faces); cube (6 faces); octahedron (8 faces); dodecahedron (12 faces); icosohedron (20 faces).

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