A Big Number

I gave a midterm exam in my Nature of Math class at Biola today. That’s right: a test on a Friday afternoon, and one of them at 2:30pm. However, since a lot of people were leaving for the weekend early, I also gave the option to take the test Thursday night at 10:00pm. Surprisingly, 34 (out of 144) did. When I arrived at the designated room, there was a group of people taking swing dancing lessons.

Swing Dancing and Math Test

We had to kick them out for the math test. They just moved to another classroom near by. I also gave the option to take the test early in the morning, and 11 people woke up early, to take the test at 8:15am. (By the way: 90 people took the test at the designated time, 9 people missed the test).

Anyhow, while I was sitting there, bored, waiting for them to finish their test this afternoon, I decided to chose another favorite number. I chose my favorite 38-digit number. Here it is:

97220076224059400416876849361342779644

Or: 97,220,076,224,059,400,416,876,849,361,342,779,644. It has the following prime factorization:

2*2*3*13*17*31*599*797185878901*2476477144082106413

You can see a list of my other favorite numbers here.

(Note: the images above are photo illustrations of similar events, not actual pictures from yesterday)

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    Since when is dancing on campus cool?

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