Talk:5 (number)

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Evolution of the glyph[edit]

Yeah, i know, for 4 and above these would make alot more sense with graphics to show the evolution. I'm going to work on some graphics. Numerao 20:04, 27 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Five Alive[edit]

It looks like Five Alive has been duplicated here. Wiwaxia 04:31, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

5 in currency[edit]

What information on $5 notes is worth including in the article and which is not? This is an issue that also applies to a few other numbers like 1, 20, 100. Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Numbers#RFC: Numbers in Currency is the place to discuss the issue as it applies to the currency numbers. PrimeFan 18:04, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Removed Merge template[edit]

I didn't see why Neelix felt a merge was needed, so I removed the template. --DryaUnda 10:40, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Old revisions moved[edit]

This page was the source of a very old (circa 2003) cut-and-paste page move to Five (TV). I have moved its original revisions (which were about the UK TV station) to that station's article. - Mark 14:45, 12 August 2006 (UTC)


In one part of the article it translates the Hebrew way of writing 5 into 'he' in another into 'heh'. is it a typo? Is it both? Please can someone who knows the correct answer either change it or enlighten me about what it is. I would really like to know. --Madi186 17:29, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

It's "he". You can check the Bible if you want. -- (talk) 07:33, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
I've seen "heh" before...heh heh.[citation needed] Protactinium-231 (talk) 06:08, 24 December 2009 (UTC)


Shouldn't the simple stuff come before the more complex stuff? I've heard of primes, pentagons and pentagles, but most of the other stuff sounds pretty heavy. --John Kershaw 11:24, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

I am pretty sure that 5 is the only prime, which can be written as the sum of the (2) preceeding primes, 2 and 3. This is true according to Bertrands postulate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:49, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Something Awful Forums?[edit]

I'm removing the bit about a 5 being the highest honor one can receive on the Something Awful Forums (in the religion & culture section). That is incredibly irrelevant/extraneous information. (talk) 11:44, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

voted this post a 1. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:14, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

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Does 5 or 555 have a special meaning in Thailand?--达伟 (talk) 17:41, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

I believe 5 has the same significance in Thailand as 3 does in many Western traditions: 5 is seen as the minimum size of a family, the smallest number of sides for a polygon, etc. (Triangles and squares are not seen as shapes in their own right, but rather fragments of a pentagon. That isn't to say Thai mathematicians are incapable of treating them as such; but traditionally the pentagon is thought of as the simplest shape.) You can look at Florian Cajori's book for more information. LarryLadd (talk) 05:31, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Christian foundational documents[edit]

I find counting the number of Christian foundational documents as five to be arbitrary. In the canonical New Testament, there are four gospels, one history, 13 or 14 Pauline epistles, 7 or 8 other epistles, and one apocalypse. Why five? In any case, I'm even more sceptical that anyone putting together the canonical New Testament did so with the books of Moses as a dominating factor; it's a combination of coincidence and artificial selection on the count of Christian foundational documents.--Prosfilaes (talk) 17:16, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Jason Kidd[edit]

What does Jason Kidd have to do with ANYTHING, especially since he doesn't even wear 5 anymore... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:27, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Agree, removed sports images with people not named in the article. 06:47, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

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Yet another, albeit controversial, use of the number 5...[edit]

Somewhere under "Miscellaneous fields" or perhaps in a new "Global economics" Section, we should probably mention the Five Jew Bankers. There probably should be an Article on them as well. Now, I don't claim to know whether they actually exist or not, and whether they do is a controversial issue as I understand. Nevertheless, they represent a famous use of the number 5 in particular, since there are supposed to be only 5 of them. The Mysterious El Willstro (talk) 05:37, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Source? — Arthur Rubin (talk) 05:39, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
I first caught wind of the concept from Sea Lab 2021, but apparently it's not original to the show. That's why I'm still looking for where the screen writers for the show had heard of them. I suspect that the clearly fraudulent Protocols of Zion might have mentioned the Five Jew Bankers, who are probably not original there either, but I haven't searched it exhaustively. (Notice how I never said I was sure they existed except in popular belief, although I also can't disprove their existence.) I hate how Google always gives fora as top hits. The Mysterious El Willstro (talk) 08:44, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Phoebe, the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one[edit]

I don't understand this (i.e. "Huh?"). Maybe someone who does would care to add it, with appropriate explanation, to the article?

Apparently, if you throw a 4 and a 1 when playing craps, it's called a "Little Phoebe" (a crap player with a classical education?), but I'm not authoritative on that either. Any takers?

Nat (talk) 00:27, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Well, there seems to be a dispute: reports a roll of 3 to be a "Phoebe" or "Little Phoebe". And I can't find a source which we would consider reliable for any of these. "The Free Dictionary" is probably the best of the sources I can find, and it's not really usable. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:34, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

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Digit 5's origin[edit]

I can relate the Y-like glyph that this article says is the ancestor of the digit 5 to a 5 by rotating the Y and moving the horizontal (vertical before rotation) line to the top of the curve. But, how does this Y-like glyph actually relate to the number 5?? We know that:

  • 1 came from a lifted finger.
  • 2 came from connecting 2 straight lines
  • 3 came from connecting 3 straight lines
  • 4 came from a 4-point cross.

But what about 5?? How does the glyph relate to the number 5?? Georgia guy (talk) 13:29, 17 August 2014 (UTC)