- 1 day on Mercury lasts about 59 Earth days...
- Only 59% of the moon's surface is visible from Earth...
- The biggest fish ever recorded was a Whale Shark, measuring 59 feet in length, captured off the coast of Thailand.
- It is the smallest number which when divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 leaves remainders of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
- It is the number of times the minute and second hands on a clock are aligned in one hour.
- 59 is also a safe prime; that is, a prime of the form 2p + 1, where p is also a prime: 59 = 2 x 29 + 1.
- M59 is a galaxy in the constellation Virgo.

## Monday, October 14, 2013

### 59

Some facts about the number 59:

Subscribe to:
Post Comments (Atom)

"It is the smallest number which when divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 leaves remainders of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively."

ReplyDeleteIs that not simply a consequence of 59 being 1 less than the lowest common multiple of 2,3,4,5 and 6?

Similarly, 419 is the smallest number which, when divided by 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 leaves remainders of 1,2,3,4,5 and 6, respectively."

Oh, and you could have made it seem slightly more cool by saying "It is the smallest number which when divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 leaves remainders of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively." Trivial difference, but still cool.

you got it & good point!

Delete