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|Cardinal||one hundred fifty-seven|
(one hundred and fifty-seventh)
- a prime number. The next prime is 163 and the previous prime is 151, with which 157 forms a prime triplet.
- a balanced prime, because the arithmetic mean of those primes yields 157.
- an emirp.
- a Chen prime.
- the largest known prime p which is also prime. (see A056826).
- the least irregular prime with index 2.
- a palindromic number in bases 7 (3137) and 12 (11112).
- a repunit in base 12, so it is a unique prime in the same base.
The simplest right angle triangle with rational sides that has area 157 has the longest side with a denominator of 45 digits.
In the military
- USCGC Cuyahoga (WIX-157) was a United States Coast Guard Cutter built in 1926
- USNS Paoli (T-AO-157) was a United States Navy Type T2 tanker during World War II
- USS Alcona (AK-157) was a United States Navy Alamosa class cargo ship during World War II
- USS Caravan (AM-157) was a United States Navy Admirable class minesweeper during World War II
- USS Dickerson (DD-157) was a United States Navy Wickes class destroyer during World War II
- USS Fechteler (DE-157) was a United States Navy Buckley class destroyer escort during World War II
- USS General C. C. Ballou (AP-157) was a United States Navy General G. O. Squier class transport ship during World War II
- USS King County (AG-157) was a United States Navy LST-542 tank landing ship during World War II
- USS Napa (APA-157) was a United States Navy ship during World War II
- USS Orvetta (IX-157) was a United States Navy transport military ship during World War II
- USS Remlick (SP-157) was a United States Navy yacht during World War I
- ZIL-157 is a 2.5-ton truck produced in post-World War II Russia
- "157 Riverside Avenue" is a song by REO Speedwagon from their debut album, REO Speedwagon in 1971. Its title refers to a Westport, Connecticut address where the band stayed while recording it.
- Piano Sonata No. 1 in E major, D. 157 is a piano sonata in three movements by Franz Schubert.
- Ken Carpenter held the US record in discus, and won the NCAA national title with a toss of 157 feet in 1936
- The British Rail Class 157 was the designation for a range of Diesel multiple unit trains of the Sprinter family
- London Buses route 157
- American Airlines Flight 157 from New York City bound for Mexico City crashed on November 29, 1949
- 157th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line), a New York City Subway station at Broadway in Manhattan served by the 1 trains
- 157th Street (Manhattan), a street in New York City
In other fields
157 is also:
- The year AD 157 or 157 BC
- 157 AH is a year in the Islamic calendar that corresponds to 773–774 CE
- The atomic number of an element temporarily called Unpentseptium
- 157 Dejanira is a main belt asteroid
- O157, Escherichia coli O157:H7
- Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 157 defines fair value
- South Qu'appelle No. 157, Saskatchewan is a rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada
- United States Department of State Form DS-157 is Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- One57, a partially completed skyscraper at 157 West 57th Street in New York City, on which the crane partially collapsed during Hurricane Sandy
- List of highways numbered 157
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 157
- United States Supreme Court cases, Volume 157
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 157
- Township 157-30, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota
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