May 16, 2011

# #899: Number Line

(( number line ranging from -1 to 10 ))

(( arrow pointing left, towards negative numbers )) Negative “imitator” numbers (do not use)

(( line right before the number one )) 0.99… (acutally 0.0000000372 less than 1)

(( line at the golden ratio )) Ï - Parthenon; sunflowers; golden ratio; wait, come back, I have facts!

(( line at a region between two and 2.2 )) forbidden region

(( line at Euler’s number )) e

(( line a bit before 3 )) 2.9299372 (e and Ï pi, observed)

(( line at Ï )) Ï

(( line at 3.5 with a ribbon as the numeral )) Grid - accepted as canon by orthodox mathematicians

(( line a bit after 4 )) site of battle of 4.108

(( blob between 4.5 and 6.5 labeled unexplored ))

(( line at seven )) Number indicating a factoid is made up (“every 7 years…”, “science says there are 7…”, etc)

(( line at eight )) Largest even prime

(( line at 8.75 )) If you encounter a number higher than this, you’re not doing real math