|Cardinal||seven hundred eighty-six|
(seven hundred and eighty-sixth)
|Factorization||2 × 3 × 131|
786 is the integer coming after 785 and before 787.
786 might be the largest n for which the value of the central binomial coefficient is not divisible by an odd prime squared. If there is a larger such number, it would have to be at least 157450 (see A059097).
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"786" is the total value of the letters of "Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim". In Arabic there are two methods of arranging letters. One method is the most common method known as the alphabetical method. Here we begin with Alif, ba, ta, tha etc. The other method is known as the Abjad method or ordinal method. In this method each letter has an arithmetic value assigned to it from one to one thousand. The letters are arranged in the following order: Abjad, Hawwaz, Hutti, Kalaman, Sa'fas, Qarshat, Sakhaz, Zazagh. This arrangement was done, most probably in the 3rd century of Hijrah during the 'Abbasid period, following other Semitic languages such as Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Chaldean etc.
If you take the numeric values of all the letters of the Basmalah, according to the Abjad order, the total will be 786. In the Indian subcontinent the Abjad numerals became quite popular. Some people, mostly in India and Pakistan, use 786 as a substitute for Bismillah. They write this number to avoid writing the name of Allah or the Qur'anic ayah on ordinary papers. This tradition is not from the time of the Prophet or his Sahabah. It developed much later, perhaps during the later 'Abbasid period. We do not know of any reputable Imams or Jurists who used this number instead of the Bismillah.
786 is a United States area code in Miami-Dade County. As an overlay area code, it shares geography with other codes in order to increase the area's pool of usable numbers, bringing ten-digit dialing to the Florida Keys.
In other fields
- 80786 - 7th generation x86 like Athlon and Intel Pentium 4
- The number (when entered as ##786# or *#786#, as it is coincidentally spelling ##RUN#) is used on some Cellular Telephones to gain access to hidden menus, or to access a network monitor
- In the New General Catalogue, NGC786 is a magnitude 13.5 spiral galaxy in the constellation Aries. Additionally, 786 Bredichina is an asteroid.
- In juggling, 786 as fourhanded Siteswap is also known as French Threecount.
- Vijay Verma's (Amitabh Bachchan) coolie number in the 1975 Hindi film Deewaar.
- Rajnikanth's coolie number in the 1981 Tamil film Thee, which again was a remake of the Hindi film Deewaar.
- Iqbal Khan (Amitabh Bachchan) in the 1983 Hindi film Coolie had this number for his coolie number called Billa no. 786 (badge number 786).
- Amitabh Bachchan has indicated that he thinks this is an auspicious number as the 1975 Hindi film Deewaar was his first big hit, and he was seriously injured but survived while wearing this number during the shooting of the 1983 Hindi film Coolie.
- The Telugu actor Chiranjeevi sported this number in the 1988 Telugu film Khaidi No.786.
- Veer Pratap Singh's (Shahrukh Khan) prisoner number in the 2004 Hindi film Veer-Zaara.
- The registration number of Sultan's (Ajay Devgan) car in the 2010 Hindi film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai is MRH 786.
- In the 2011 Tamil film Mankatha, in the scene where Vinayak Mahadev (Ajith Kumar) shoots Prem (Premgi Amaren), Vinayak checks whether Prem is dead or not. The coat that Prem wears has a gold plate at his chest. Vinayak takes out the gold plate and the number is 786.
- Ashish R Mohan's 2012 Hindi film Khiladi 786 features Akshay Kumar in the title role. The same film was released in Pakistan without the number 786.
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