Name of Base 26
According to what makes sense to me, the most logical term for base 26 is sexvigesimal, a term combining sex-, the Latin numerical prefix for 6, with vigesimal. However, someone created an article for base 26 called hexavigesimal, which mixes a Greek numerical prefix with a Latin root. Any opinions?? 18.104.22.168 02:29, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)
The reason I used the term hexavigesimal is that it seemed to follow logically from the term hexadecimal and hexavigesimal returned a result from Google, while sexvigesimal did not.
26 - square/cube
Do we have a proof that 26 is the only number between a square and a cube? i believe there is a proof due to euler but can;t find it.
- I found some proof here: http://abstractnonsense.wordpress.com/2006/08/28/algebraic-number-theory/22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:56, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
- A more rigorous proof is here: http://blog.cr0.org/2009/04/26.html --Roentgenium111 (talk) 11:51, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Does anyone know why on this game show I'm watching, people shout "BOO-YAH!" when #26 is selected. Is this a pop culture thing that should perhaps be included?
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