Talk:26 (number)

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Name of Base 26[edit]

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?? 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[edit]

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: (talk) 18:56, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
A more rigorous proof is here: --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?

I removed the links to Wikiproject Kabbalah...[edit]

...and Wikiproject Judaism because the article contains a single line of trivia about the relevance of 26 to Judaism. I hope this won't bother anyone. Shalom Hello 01:57, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

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    • In 10 (number) on 2011-05-23 02:06:58, Socket Error: 'getaddrinfo failed'
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    • In 138 (number) on 2011-06-01 14:55:19, Socket Error: 'getaddrinfo failed'
    • In 26 (number) on 2011-06-19 05:45:43, Socket Error: 'getaddrinfo failed'

--JeffGBot (talk) 05:46, 19 June 2011 (UTC)