#MayWriteABit 2020, day 11
[I forgot this post after giving it a title, so I’ve backtracked!]
11 (eleven) is the natural number following 10 and preceding 12. It is the first repdigit. In English, it is the smallest positive integer requiring three syllables and the largest prime number with a single-morpheme name.
Thank you Wikipedia, that makes me geekily happy!
It’s also equivalent to 3 in binary, 4 in base 3, 5 in base 4 and so on, so it’s always n+1 for a given base n. This also makes me happy.
11 raised to the nth power is the nth row of Pascal’s Triangle.
OMG Wikipedia, I just SQUEALED.
I must test this…
WOW! row zero is the top…11 to the power zero is 1…TICK
row 1: 11 to the power 1 is 11…TICK
row 2: 11 squared is 121…TICK
I will have to find a way to teach ALL my students that as soon as we return…who knows, it may not be until the 11th month at this rate?
I’m trying not to eat elevenses every day, and stick to meals only! [Not easy, snacks are easy to grab when you’re at home all day]
I almost certainly weight at least 11 stone by now, but haven’t had any scales for years so that’s comforting. Ahem.
I have a tendency to leave everything to the eleventh hour…and I seem to get away with it most of the time, so have never managed to cure myself of it. Sigh.
And that’s all I can think of for 11 [apparently it’s some big deal in numerology, but hey, that’s a load of crap!