Talk:8 (number)

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I am removing the remark about hanukkah from the "in culture" section because there is a separate "judeo-christianity" section that already mentions it.

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Please? What does "Eight maids a milking" refer to? (Answer by editing the article :) Cimon Avaro on a pogo stick 04:54 6 Jun 2003 (UTC)

"Eight maids a-milking" is the gift on the eighth day of Christmas in the story A Christmas Carol.

Uh, I don't know about you, but I certainly don't remember someone giving someone a present of eight milkmaids in Charles' Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"! Unless someone can convince me it was really in there, I'm going to keep this change reverted. Wiwaxia 15:12, 16 Nov 2003 (UTC)

"Eight Maids a Milking" has NOTHING to do with "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. This is a verse in the song "Twelve Days of Christmas". [DanaR Bob]

Sphenic Numbers?[edit]

That sphenic numbers have 8 divisors is a trivial consequence of the definition and the fact that 2³=8. It doesn't really say anything interesting about the number 8. Maybe it ought to be removed. Sigfpe 00:34, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Information from Talk:Octopus about prefixes for 8[edit]

Go to Talk:Octopus and look at a section that says "Greek or Latin" that talks about the prefixes for 8. 15:14, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)

"*In particle physics, the eightfold way is used to classify sub-atomic particles."[edit]

Eightfold Way links to some article about Buddhism. What has it to do with particle physics? If anything, then an explanation should be added.

Eight-bit systems[edit]

There are plenty of these, not just Nintendo. 4pq1injbok 03:09, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, and their all pretty much history now. Once they get past 64-bit systems, I wonder if they'll say 128-bit or invent some new term to keep it breif. Numerao 16:56, 15 September 2005 (UTC)


Numbers are extremely important in a good deal of mythology, folklore and religion. I'm not sure what one word to use to describe this without overdramatizing or insulting anyone, so I used all three. If someone has a better one to use, go ahead. Either way, I think that they deserve their own section easily as much as technology. I'll be going ahead and doing this with the rest of the numbers. So I should be done never, because numbers are infinite. Ha ha. Oh, that was funny. Anyway, I'll be addressing the other eight single digit numbers at least. 15:27, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

10008 ???[edit]

The SI prefix for 10008 is yotta (Y), and for its reciprocal yocto (y)

Isn't this stretching a bit? It's true, but I've never before seen the use of 1000 for the base of SI units. The more traditional definition of yotta is 1024, which makes me think this belongs on the page for 24. I'm removing it, but if someone has a good reason for it being there, please put it back and add a response to indicate why. Thanks Bmearns 20:32, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

I removed this statement "The symbol 8 was developed from octo, taking the first and the last leter on top of each other. Octo - Oo - 8" It is contradicted later in the article, and it has old wives' tale written all over it.

This just transferred from 8[edit]


The number eight is lucky to the Chinese as its pronounciation "Ba" is similar to that of "Fa", which means to make a fortune or produce wealth. For this reason, the number eight is very auspicious and is regarded highly among Chinese people.

"88" is also somewhat notorious as it was terminology used by the Aryan Brotherhood, H being the eighth letter of the alphabet, and being repeated twice is HH, for "Hail Hitler"

Rich Farmbrough 20:57 15 June 2006 (GMT).

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Ray Fosse[edit]

The section on Ray Fosse seems a bit superfluous. Wikipedia isn't for trivia. There are a lot of numbers in baseball, and adding them up to eight doesn't seem that big a deal. Any objections to my removing this part?


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CBM, could you please explain your reasoning for removing the picture? I'm new to wikipedia, as far as regulations go. Why is this sort of image not appropriate for "this sort of section"? Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:47, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I'd be glad to explain. We have a quite strict policy on nonfree images. A tangential use of a nonfree image, such as including a Battlestar Galactica screenshot to illustrate something just because its name includes the number 8, does not meet these criteria (#8 and #1, in particular). Free images are not restricted in the same way, which is why the images of playing cards and maritime signals are OK. When I said "in this sort of section", what I mean is that it's very hard for an image illustrating a single bullet of a "in popular culture" section to meet the nonfree image policy. — Carl (CBM · talk) 15:11, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Sports and Games section[edit]

There is nothing wrong with the Sports and Games section so I reversed the deletion and edited the section minorly... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Djkizza (talkcontribs) 08:44, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

You failed to restore a section which is specifically noted in the number guidelines as being allowable; retired numbers of professional sports players in the highest league in that sport in that country. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 14:29, 10 October 2008 (UTC)


Even though IIX to mean eight (as opposed to VIII) is quite uncommon, it is technically correct and I have seen it before, in a similar way to using IIII for IV. (10-1-1). But, however, in this article, I see no mention of "IIX" at all -- even as a redirect command. If someone can make a redirect command for "IIX"--> "8 (number)," that would be fine. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:46, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Do you have a reliable source that says it is correct. The way I remember roman numerals it is not correct. A new name 2008 (talk) 23:53, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Eight to the bar[edit]

I was hoping to find the meaning of the expression 'eight to the bar' in this article. Bob.v.R (talk) 00:09, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Somebody informed that the bar in 'blowing eight to the bar' has to do with the notation of music. Bob.v.R (talk) 01:45, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Hello Houston, who is there? Bob.v.R (talk) 17:48, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Either nobody is reading this, or the item that I have brought up appears to be of an extremely difficult nature. Bob.v.R (talk) 23:28, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Pom tee dom tee dom. Bob.v.R (talk) 00:22, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
Hopefully somebody who has enough knowledge of music will reply to this. Bob.v.R (talk) 09:51, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
It looks as if this page is not helpful in finding an answer to questions like this. Bob.v.R (talk) 12:42, 11 September 2012 (UTC)


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PolarYukon (talk) 15:05, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Material inappropriately moved from here to 8 (disambiguation) removed[edit]

This material is no longer available in any current page on Wikipedia. I do not have any experties in number pages however I'm sure some material should be restored. See the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Numbers#Organization_of_number_pages. this was the reverting edit --MegaSloth (talk) 13:35, 12 January 2010 (UTC)


I am not a mathematician so pardon my layman statement.

Shouldn't '8' be defined as a symbol for representing a certain quantity of discrete items?

Instead of a natural number that comes after 7 and before 9 and recursively define each other natural number as lying between two others?

Please share your comments on the above definition —Preceding unsigned comment added by Phani.bhagav (talkcontribs) 23:44, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

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