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Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What is unique about the number 2?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 9:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Apart from the fact that it's the only even prime. Oops. Why do I get the feeling more and more of these are going to reveal themselves as I go on?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the uniqueness with respect to... all single digit numbers? All numbers? Spelling? Shape? Mathmatical properties? Size? Physical number of something? Binary? Language?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, it's the only number that's an even divisor for exactly half of the positive integers...

But somehow, I don't think that's what you were looking for.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 4:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it involve fingers? animals? vegetables? minerals? geometry? trigonometry? calculus? algebra? ordinary operations?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

when it is multiplied by itself, you get the same result as when it is added to itself?
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 2:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's a very lonely number?

My first thought.
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 3:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's company?

The hand sign for the number is obscene some places?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 5:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 03:04 pm:


Is the uniqueness with respect to... all single digit numbers? All numbers? Spelling? Spelling Shape? Mathmatical properties? Size? Physical number of something? Binary? Language? no to rest

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 04:09 pm:


Well, it's the only number that's an even divisor for exactly half of the positive integers...

But somehow, I don't think that's what you were looking for. Well, no. You could give a similar answer for 4, 8, 12 etc... changing the fraction of positive integers to 1 over the number in question. This quality is fairly stand-alone

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 04:23 pm:


Does it involve fingers? YES animals? vegetables? minerals? geometry? trigonometry? calculus? algebra? ordinary operations? no to others

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 06:17 pm:


when it is multiplied by itself, you get the same result as when it is added to itself? No. The same rings true for 0 also.

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 02:47 am:


It's a very lonely number? I think The square root of two is even lonelier, what with the whole nonexistence thing

My first thought. ever? :P No, I'm sorry.

By Vesica (Vesica) on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 03:00 am:


It's company? 'company' can be anything more than one. It's only 'company' in the sense of the cliche.

The hand sign for the number is obscene some places? No. The same rings true for 1 also.
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 10:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(Most people} have 2 of each finger, since they have one on each hand...
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lonely as in the song. Which I can't seem to dislodge out of my head, >.<

It's the only number requiring one less finger than letters?
It's spelled with one extra letter than the number itself?
It's the number which most things have in multiples? (As in two of lots of stuff)
It means symmetry?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 6:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Binary relevant? Counting on fingers?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 10:59 am:


(Most people} have 2 of each finger, since they have one on each hand... Most, not all

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 03:36 pm:


Lonely as in the song. Which I can't seem to dislodge out of my head, >.<It's the only number requiring one less finger than letters? This is true. Looking for something less obscure, though. Would probably have gone for 4, which has the same number of fingers/letters, in that instance.
It's spelled with one extra letter than the number itself? see above
It's the number which most things have in multiples? (As in two of lots of stuff) This is true also... looking for a stronger and more definite answer
It means symmetry? see above

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 06:42 pm:


Binary relevant? Counting on fingers? neither
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When it's spelled out in capital letters, every letter has a vertical axis of symmetry. Is that unique?

Making letter shapes with fingers relevant?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 09:53 pm:


When it's spelled out in capital letters, every letter has a vertical axis of symmetry. Is that unique? It is - and that's possibly a less obscure answer than what I was thinking of. I should really have picked a higher number, but 2 is the only number that works in this situation.

Making letter shapes with fingers relevant? no
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 12:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Other languages relevent?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 2:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 12:02 am:


Other languages relevent? 9 :P
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 3:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant that no two languages share the same word for the number 2,(two, dos, deux, etc.} and for the other numbers at least two languages share a cognate? (like six in English and French)
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 3:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 03:10 am:


Relevant that no two languages share the same word for the number 2,(two, dos, deux, etc.} I guess I was being too subtle. Languages are irrelevant
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to be clear, it's something to do with spelling, and involves fingers?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it involve saluting? Does it specifically involve two fingers? The spelling of "Two Fingers"?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Paul S (Psdubl07) on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 07:25 pm:


Just to be clear, it's something to do with spelling, and involves fingers? YES

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 08:12 pm:


Does it involve saluting? no Does it specifically involve two fingers? no The spelling of "Two Fingers"? no