Today we explore some properties of the number 36. It is of course a perfect square, 6 x 6. But it is also a so-called “triangle number”, the sum of consecutive integers from 1 to 8. It is highly composite, having 9 factors, all 2s and 3s. Composites of 2 and 3 have a particular appeal for humans, and are very common in music (where most rhythms are subdivisions of 2 and 3), and in organization (e.g., dozens, etc.).

We will continue to post properties and facts throughout the day, but feel free to suggest your own in the comments.

3 thoughts on “36

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! Hope you had a great day, and spend lots of time with luna.

    About 36, there’s also the fact that 3+3 (or 3X2) = 6. 🙂

  2. Most interesting post!!
    The comments in your Monday post will not work for me 🙁

    Was thinking the 36 is a nice number and you give nice facts!!
    Maybe the best thing about 36 is BIRTHDAY cake you will have ?????
    If that is correct…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
    If not…enjoy some cake 🙂
    Purrs Mickey

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