Math factoid of the day: 56

Saturday 16 June 2018

56 is the sum of six consecutive primes (3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13 + 17), and is a pronic number, being the product of two consecutive numbers (7 × 8).

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Dennis Doughty 3:52 AM on 17 Jun 2018

Let's get some things straight: A prionic number is a number with mad cow disease. A priapic number is 1. A pronic number is 7x8.

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Ned Batchelder 12:11 PM on 17 Jun 2018

Thanks, fixed :)

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