237 (number)

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237 (two hundred [and] thirty-seven) is the natural number following 236 and preceding 238.

← 236 237 238 →
Cardinaltwo hundred thirty-seven
Ordinal237th
(two hundred thirty-seventh)
Factorization3 × 79
Primeno
Greek numeralΣΛΖ´
Roman numeralCCXXXVII
Binary111011012
Ternary222103
Octal3558
Duodecimal17912
HexadecimalED16

237 is a lucky number,[1] and one of the numbers in Aronson's sequence.[2]

The 237th square pyramidal number, 4465475, is also a sum of two smaller square pyramidal numbers. There are only four smaller numbers (55, 70, 147, and 226) with the same property.[3]

In culture[edit]

In film and television[edit]

237 is the number of a haunted room in the Overlook Hotel in the Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining, and part of a network of interrelated numbers within the film[4] (see The Shining (film)#Room number and the documentary Room 237).

237 is also the number displayed on the TV set in the 1982 film Poltergeist, when Carol Anne is attacked by the ghost, as Spielberg wanted to pay homage to The Shining. Steven Spielberg specifically requested this number to be displayed on the television in his production notes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A000959". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation.
  2. ^ Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A005224". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation.
  3. ^ Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A053719". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation.
  4. ^ Nelson, Thomas Allen (2000-01-01). Kubrick: Inside a Film Artist's Maze. Indiana University Press. p. 325-326. ISBN 0253213908.