Re: quick comment on '777'
Oct 20, 1998 05:54 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
Eldon B Tucker wrote:
> Without duplicating any points made so far, I'd
> suggest breaking '777' down into prime numbers:
> 3 x 7 x 37 = 777
> One question would be the significance of the
> number "37", other than that it's a "3" in the
> 10's digit and a "7" in the one's digit, matching
> the other two prime numbers.
Note that a a few hundred years back, there was a big international
conference of scientists in France to determine on the standardization
of the numeric base 10 or 12. The philosophers and theoretical
scientists preferred base 10, because that was the base of Aristotle.
The engineers wanted base 12, because it was far more practical.
We all know who won.
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