# 11 (number)

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Cardinaleleven
Ordinal11th
(eleventh)
Factorizationprime
Prime5th
Divisors1, 11
Greek numeralΙΑ´
Roman numeralXI
Greek prefixhendeca-/hendeka-
Latin prefixundeca-
Binary10112
Ternary1023
Senary156
Octal138
DuodecimalB12
Bangla১১
Hebrew numeralיא
Devanagari numerals११
Malayalam൰൧
Tamil numeralsகக
Telugu౧౧

11 (eleven) is the natural number following 10 and preceding 12. It is the first repdigit. In English, it is the smallest positive integer requiring three syllables.

## Name

"Eleven" derives from the Old English ęndleofon, which is first attested in Bede's late 9th-century Ecclesiastical History of the English People.[2][3] It has cognates in every Germanic language (for example, German elf), whose Proto-Germanic ancestor has been reconstructed as *ainalifa-,[4] from the prefix *aina- (adjectival "one") and suffix *-lifa-, of uncertain meaning.[3] It is sometimes compared with the Lithuanian vienúolika, though -lika is used as the suffix for all numbers from 11 to 19 (analogously to "-teen").[3]

The Old English form has closer cognates in Old Frisian, Saxon, and Norse, whose ancestor has been reconstructed as *ainlifun. This was formerly thought to be derived from Proto-Germanic *tehun ("ten");[3][5] it is now sometimes connected with *leikʷ- or *leip- ("left; remaining"), with the implicit meaning that "one is left" after counting to ten.[3]

In English, "eleven" is the only two-digit number that does not contain the letter T.

## In languages

While 11 has its own name in Germanic languages such as English, German, or Swedish, and some Latin-based languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French, it is the first compound number in many other languages: Italian ùndici , Chinese 十一 shí yī, Korean 열하나 yeol hana or 십일 ship il.

## In mathematics

11 is the fifth prime number, and the first two-digit numeric palindrome. The next prime number is 13, with which it comprises a twin prime. 11 is the first repunit prime,[6] the first strong prime,[7] the second unique prime,[8] the second good prime,[9] and the fourth Lucas prime.[10]

11 is the first prime number that is not an exponent for a Mersenne prime, as 211 − 1 = 2047, which is composite.

11 is a Heegner number, meaning that the ring of integers of the field ${\displaystyle \mathbb {Q} ({\sqrt {-11}})}$ has the property of unique factorization. As a consequence, there exists at most one point on the elliptic curve x3 = y2 + 11 that has positive-integer coordinates. In this case, this unique point is (15, 58).

There are 11 orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems (to within a conformal symmetry) in which the 3-variable Helmholtz equation can be solved using the separation of variables technique.

The rows of Pascal's Triangle can be seen as representation of the powers of 11.[11]

11 of 35 hexominoes can fold in a net to form a cube, while 11 of 66 octiamonds can fold into a regular octahedron.

An 11-sided polygon is called a hendecagon or undecagon.

The number 11 appears in tessellations in various dimensions and geometrical spaces; there are:

The 11-cell is a self-dual abstract 4-polytope with 11 vertices, 55 edges, 55 triangular faces, and 11 hemi-icosahedral cells. It is universal in the sense that it is the only abstract polytope with hemi-icosahedral facets and hemi-dodecahedral vertex figures. The 11-cell contains the same number of vertices and edges as the 10-simplex, a regular polytope in 10 dimensions.

Mathieu group M11 is the smallest sporadic group, defined as the sharply 4-transitive permutation group on 11 objects. It has order 7920 = 24 · 32 ·· 11 = 8 ·· 10 · 11, with 11 as its largest prime factor, and a minimal faithful complex representation in 10 dimensions. Its group action is the automorphism group of Steiner system S(4,5,11), with an induced action on unordered pairs of points that gives a rank 3 action on 55 points. Mathieu group M12, on the other hand, is formed from the permutations of projective special linear group PSL2(11) with those of (2,10)(3,4)(5,9)(6,7). It is the second smallest sporadic group, and holds M11 as a maximal subgroup and point stabilizer, with an order equal to 95040 = 26 · 33 ·· 11 = 8 ·· 10 · 11 · 12, where 11 is also its largest prime factor, like M11. M12 also centralizes an element of order 11 in the friendly giant, and has an irreducible faithful complex representation in 11 dimensions.

Within safe and Sophie Germain primes of the form 2p + 1, 11 is the third safe prime, from a p of 5,[14] and the fourth Sophie Germain prime, which yields 23.[15]

### In decimal

11 is the smallest two-digit prime number. On the seven-segment display of a calculator, it is both a strobogrammatic prime and a dihedral prime.[16]

Multiples of 11 by one-digit numbers yield palindromic numbers with matching double digits: 00, 11, 22, 33, 44, etc.

The sum of the first 11 non-zero positive integers, equivalently the 11th triangular number, is 66. On the other hand, the sum of the first 11 integers, from zero to ten, is 55.

The first four powers of 11 yield palindromic numbers: 111 = 11, 112 = 121, 113 = 1331, and 114 = 14641.

11 is the 11th index or member in the sequence of palindromic numbers, and 121, equal to 11 x 11, is the 22nd.[17]

The factorial of 11, 11! = 39916800, has about a 0.2% difference to the round number 4 x 107, or 40 million. Among the first 100 factorials, the next closest to a round number is 96! ~ 9.91678 x 10149, which is about 0.8% less than 10149.[18]

If a number is divisible by 11, reversing its digits will result in another multiple of 11. As long as no two adjacent digits of a number added together exceed 9, then multiplying the number by 11, reversing the digits of the product, and dividing that new number by 11 will yield a number that is the reverse of the original number. (For example: 142,312 × 11 = 1,565,432 → 2,345,651 ÷ 11 = 213,241.)

#### Divisibility tests

A simple test to determine whether an integer is divisible by 11 is to take every digit of the number in an odd position and add them, then take the remaining digits and add them. If the difference between the two sums is a multiple of 11, including 0, then the number is divisible by 11.[19] For instance, (6 + 6 + 7) - (5 + 3) = 19 - 8 = 11, so 65,637 is divisible by 11. This technique also works with groups of digits rather than individual digits, so long as the number of digits in each group is odd, although not all groups have to have the same number of digits. For instance, if one uses three digits in each group, one gets from 65,637 the calculation (065) - 637 = -572, which is divisible by 11.

Another test for divisibility is to separate a number into groups of two consecutive digits (adding a leading zero if there is an odd number of digits), and then add the numbers so formed; if the result is divisible by 11, the number is divisible by 11. For instance, 06 + 56 + 37 = 99, which is divisible by 11, so 65,637 is divisible by 11. This also works by adding a trailing zero instead of a leading one (65 + 63 + 70 = 198, which is divisible by 11) and with larger groups of digits, providing that each group has an even number of digits (not all groups have to have the same number of digits).

#### Multiplying 11

An easy way to multiply numbers by 11 in base 10 is:

If the number has:

• 1 digit, replicate the digit (so 2 × 11 becomes 22).
• 2 digits, add the 2 digits and place the result in the middle (so 47 × 11 becomes 4 (11) 7 or 4 (10+1) 7 or (4+1) 1 7 or 517).
• 3 digits, keep the first digit in its place for the result's first digit, add the first and second digits to form the result's second digit, add the second and third digits to form the result's third digit, and keep the third digit as the result's fourth digit. For any resulting numbers greater than 9, carry the 1 to the left. Example 1: 123 × 11 becomes 1 (1+2) (2+3) 3 or 1353. Example 2: 481 × 11 becomes 4 (4+8) (8+1) 1 or 4 (10+2) 9 1 or (4+1) 2 9 1 or 5291.
• 4 or more digits, follow the same pattern as for 3 digits.

#### List of basic calculations

Multiplication 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25 50 100 1000
11 × x 11 22 33 44 55 66 77 88 99 110 121 132 143 154 165 176 187 198 209 220 275 550 1100 11000
Division 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
11 ÷ x 11 5.5 3.6 2.75 2.2 1.83 1.571428 1.375 1.2 1.1 1 0.916 0.846153 0.7857142 0.73
x ÷ 11 0.09 0.18 0.27 0.36 0.45 0.54 0.63 0.72 0.81 0.90 1 1.09 1.18 1.27 1.36
Exponentiation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
11x 11 121 1331 14641 161051 1771561 19487171 214358881 2357947691 25937421601 285311670611
x11 1 2048 177147 4194304 48828125 362797056 1977326743 8589934592 31381059609 100000000000 285311670611

### In other bases

In base 13 and higher bases (such as hexadecimal), 11 is represented as B, where ten is A. In duodecimal, 11 is sometimes represented as E or ↋, and ten as T, X, or ↊.

Radix 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
110 120 130 140 150 200 250 500 1000 10000 100000 1000000
x11 1 5 A11 1411 1911 2311 2811 3711 4611 5511 6411 7311 8211 9111
A011 AA11 10911 11811 12711 17211 20811 41511 82A11 757211 6914A11 62335111

## In religion and spirituality

### Christianity

After Judas Iscariot was disgraced, Jesus's remaining apostles were sometimes called "the Eleven" (Mark 16:11; Luke 24:9 and 24:33), even after Matthias was added to bring the number back to 12, as in Acts 2:14:[21] Peter stood up with the eleven (New International Version). The New Living Translation says Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles, making clear that the number of apostles was now 12.

Saint Ursula is said to have been martyred in the 3rd or 4th century in Cologne with a number of companions, whose reported number "varies from five to eleven".[22] A legend that Ursula died with 11,000 virgin companions[23] has been thought to appear from misreading XI. M. V. (Latin abbreviation for "Eleven martyr virgins") as "Eleven thousand virgins".

### Babylonian

In the Enûma Eliš the goddess Tiamat creates 11 monsters to avenge the death of her husband, Apsû.

### Mysticism

The number 11 (alongside its multiples 22 and 33) are master numbers in numerology, especially in New Age.[24] In astrology, Aquarius is the 11th astrological sign of the Zodiac.[25]

## In sports

• There are 11 players on an association football (soccer) team on the field at a time.
• An American football team also has 11 players on the field at one time during play. #11 is worn by quarterbacks, kickers, punters and wide receivers in American football's NFL.
• There are 11 players on a bandy team on the ice at a time.
• In cricket, a team has 11 players on the field. The 11th player is usually the weakest batsman, at the tail-end. He is primarily in the team for his bowling abilities.
• There are 11 players in a field hockey team. The player wearing 11 will usually play on the left side, as in soccer.
• In NASCAR Racing, Denny Hamlin won his 11th race of the closest Daytona 500 in car no. 11 by 0.01 seconds.
• In most rugby league competitions (but not the Super League, which uses static squad numbering), one of the starting second-row forwards wears the number 11.
• In rugby union, the starting left wing wears number 11.

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