Seattle Seahawks Defeat Carolina 31-17
And there is math to be found here amidst the celebration! 31 is....
And, as for 17, it is....
- The third Mersenne prime ( 25 - 1 ) as well as the fourth primorial prime, and together with twenty-nine, another primorial prime, it comprises a twin prime.
- The 4th lucky prime and the 11th supersingular prime
- A centered triangular number, a centered pentagonal number and centered decagonal number
- A self number, as no integer added up to its base-10 digits results in 31
- A repdigit in base 5 (111), and base 2 (11111)
- The code for international direct-dial phone calls to the Netherlands
- A card game
- The number of flavors of Baskin-Robbins ice cream
- The number of letters in Macedonian alphabet
So, the Seattle Seahawks win...and some math can be found in the results!
- The least random number, according to the Hacker's Jargon File
- The sum of the first four primes
- A Fermat prime, a Proth prime, and the tenth Perrin number
- Is known as the Feller number, after the famous mathematician William Feller (Princeton University), who would say, when discussing an unsolved mathematical problem, that if it could be proved for the case n = 17 then it could be proved for all positive integers n. He would also say in lectures, "Let's try this for an arbitrary value of n, say n = 17
- The minimum possible number of givens for a sudoku puzzle with a unique solution
- The first number that can be written as the sum of a positive cube and a positive square in two different ways
- A magazine
- The number of syllables in a haiku
- It is considered unlucky in Italian culture, as Carolina found out
- Ulike 31, there also is a special fear of 17: "heptadecaphobia"