Talk:65536 (number)

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display of binary equivalent[edit]

First time I viewed the page it had no binary equivalent. Next day one appeared but was wrong and I don't appear to have the technology to change it. Could someone correct the binary figure and enlighten me along the way ? best wishes to all

Good catch ! Someone had changed the {{binary}} template that generates the binary string for an input number so that it gave a fixed, random output string for any input > 2047. I have removed that change so you should now see "N/A", as before. Gandalf61 (talk) 11:14, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
65536 in binary is 100000000000000002. Robo37 (talk) 16:00, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Ah, thats better, thanks. I suppose the binary template is permanently incapable of coping with inputs greater than 2047 ? Not to worry {joeyd}

To the anonymous editor ...[edit]

... who keeps changing "65536 is the only power of 2 less than 231000 that does not contain the digits 1, 2, 4 or 8 in its decimal representation" to "65536 is the only power of 2 that does not contain the digits 1, 2, 4 or 8 in its decimal representation" - I will keep reverting you until you provide a reliable source for your stronger claim. The source given (The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers) only has the weaker claim. You seem to be basing your stronger assertion on this discussion from the Reference Desk archives - but that discussion only presents a probabilistic argument, not a watertight proof, and the Reference Desk is not a reliable source anyway. Gandalf61 (talk) 12:30, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Round number 65536[edit]

2^2^2^2=2^2^4=2^16=65536 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:22, 19 June 2014 (UTC)