Talk:6 (number)

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I just cleaned up the "In other fields" section a bit, including rearranging some parts, alphabetizing, and splitting the "Six is:" list into two lists: one for things described by the word six or the numerical value 6 alone, and one for stuff known by names containing the word six or just generally more complicated descriptions that couldn't easily be fit into the "six is" framework. I hope the distinction will be clear by people reading (and especially editing) the page! Finally, perhaps the stuff on the prefixes hexa- and sex- should go in a separate section (e.g., "== ==")... - dcljr 05:10, 27 Jul 2004 (UTC)

I removed the following statement:[edit]

The number of primary colors and secondary colors in the spectrum, not counting indigo. Wait a minute! The primary colors are either of 2 sets; the secondary colors are whichever one is not primary colors:

Additive: Red, Green, Blue Subtractive: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Of these 6 colors, only 5 are spectral; the one that is not is magenta. 66.245.5.127 23:33, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I just removed the statement "Six is the smallest number of distinct isosceles right triangles that will tile an isosceles right triangle." Unless I am completely misunderstanding this statement, not only can it be done with two or four, but I don't see how it can be done with six at all. --BBrucker2 (talk) 05:01, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

6th anniversary name[edit]

Anniversary names are supposed to be Latin. However, several Internet sites say that the anniversary name for 6 is hexennial, which has a Greek prefix. The true Latinate name is "sexennial", as indicated at the list of anniversary names. Any opinions on this?? 66.32.251.228 00:06, 30 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Numerology[edit]

!! I think we should add western and eastern numerological meanings here too !!

Military[edit]

I've found plenty of examples of the leader of a unit being called Six, with the XO being Five. I.E.: Rainbow Six refers to the leader of the Rainbow team. While this may be a fic reference, the callsign, at least in the US army, for a unit leader is 6. For example, Capt. H. R. McMaster, leader of 2nd ACR's Eagle Troop, was Eagle-66. I don't know the exact protocol for how this works, though. Someone more knowledgable on the subject, please post! 75.84.77.77 05:36, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Six as slang for buttocks[edit]

The "In Television" section lists six as a slang term for rear or buttocks. This is horribly inaccurate interpretation of the "cover my six" phrase. The six in that phrase refers to behind as on the position of the number six on a clock. Dragon224 18:16, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank god for Wikipedia[edit]

How else would I know that "In rugby league, [6 is] the position of 5/8"? Now I just have to figure out whether, in rugby league, 8 is the position of 5/6 or the position of 7/10. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 38.112.73.82 (talk) 19:25, 6 November 2008 (UTC)


Organization of number pages and number disambiguation pages[edit]

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Bees[edit]

The cells of a beehive honeycomb are 6-sided Is that so? Looks roundish to me. Grey Geezer 06:02, 24 May 2011 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Grey Geezer (talkcontribs)

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Move discussion in progress[edit]

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Comment[edit]

Section name "Greek and Latin word parts". Speling12345 (talk) 2:08, 15 December 2013 (UTC)