Mathematics Types of Numbers (GCSE, A - LEVEL, Engineering)

October 13, 2015

Those ten simple symbols, digits, or numbers that we all learn early in life that influence our lives in far more ways than we could ever imagine. Have you ever wondered what our lives would be like without these 10 elegant digits and the infinite array of other numbers that they can create? Birthdays, ages, height, weight, dimensions, addresses, telephone numbers, license plate numbers, credit card numbers, PIN numbers, bank account numbers, radio/TV station numbers, time, dates, years, directions, wake up times, sports scores, prices, accounting, sequences/series of numbers, magic squares, polygonal numbers, factors, squares, cubes, Fibonacci numbers, perfect, deficient, and abundant numbers, and the list goes on ad infinitum. Engineers, accountants, store clerks, manufacturers, cashiers, bankers, stock brokers, carpenters, mathematicians, scientists, and so on, could not survive without them. In a sense, it could easily be concluded that we would not be able to live without them. Surprisingly, there exists an almost immeasurable variety of hidden wonders surrounding or emanating from these familiar symbols that we use every day, the natural numbers.

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