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GuyBarry
1327945.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:00 pm Reply with quote

6162 is the concatenation of two consecutive integers, 61 and 62; it's also the product of two consecutive integers, 78 x 79 (and thus a pronic number). No other four-digit number has both these properties, though a couple of two-digit numbers do (12 = 3 x 4 and 56 = 7 x 8).

This is purely an observation of my own - I can't tell you if there are any higher numbers with both properties, nor do I know if anyone's researched it.

 
Big Martin
1327947.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:09 pm Reply with quote

According to the Cyclopaedia of 1819, a Montpellier pound weight equated to 6,163 English grains.

 
GuyBarry
1327951.  Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:16 am Reply with quote

Hurrah! For once, my search for an interesting number fact instantly led to Success...

...which is yet another suburb of Perth in Western Australia. Its name comes from Captain James Stirling's ship HMS Success, and if you want to send mail there you'll need postcode 6164.

 
Big Martin
1327954.  Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:11 am Reply with quote

Sydney Tramway Museum document STM6165 is a provisional tram driver authorisation record card.

 
GuyBarry
1327959.  Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:03 am Reply with quote

The delightfully named ANNA (Association of National Numbering Agencies) sounds as though it might be responsible for all the reference numbers in the world. Actually it operates within the field of stocks, bonds and investment funds, where a unique identification code is assigned to each new security as it is issued. It was responsible for the global adoption of a common standard for identifying securities, the ISIN (International Securities Identification Number) according to ISO Standard 6166.

 
Big Martin
1328005.  Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:21 pm Reply with quote

Canadian National steam locomotive 6167 was built in 1940 and is now at the Guelph Museums in Ontario.

 
GuyBarry
1328029.  Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:13 am Reply with quote

Telescope Peak, the highest point within Death Valley National Park in California, has a prominence of 6168 feet.

 
Big Martin
1328049.  Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:18 am Reply with quote

UK Export Health Certificate 6169 is required for exporting pig and poultry meat to Turkey.

 
GuyBarry
1328055.  Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:19 am Reply with quote

On 1 August, the British Medical Association revealed that out of 6170 GPs and hospital members surveyed, 31 per cent of respondents have already reduced their work commitments due to pension tax charges.

 
Big Martin
1328059.  Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:31 am Reply with quote

Ex-US Air Force F-86D Sabre fighter aircraft 6171 was built in 1953 and is now at the North East Aircraft Museum in Sunderland.

 
GuyBarry
1328061.  Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:54 am Reply with quote

This 1964 portrait of Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother') by Sam Walsh is number NPG 6172 in the National Portrait Gallery.

 
Big Martin
1328089.  Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:10 am Reply with quote

Example (No. 6173) of the "Rapid Computer", made in the late C19th in Michigan, is in the Science Museum's collection.

 
GuyBarry
1328093.  Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:14 am Reply with quote

6174 is perhaps one of the most remarkable four-digit numbers in respect of its mathematical properties. It's sometimes known as "Kaprekar's constant" after the Indian mathematician D.R. Kaprekar, and has been previously discussed in this thread from 2008.

1. Take any four-digit number, using at least two different digits. (Leading zeros are allowed.)
2. Arrange the digits in descending and then in ascending order to get two four-digit numbers, adding leading zeros if necessary.
3. Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number.
4. Go back to step 2 and repeat.

The above process will always reach 6174 in at most seven iterations, and then stays there permanently. Here's an example starting with 3524:

5432 2345 = 3087
8730 0378 = 8352
8532 2358 = 6174
7641 1467 = 6174 (and so on).

The corresponding constant for three-digit numbers is 495, which I'm pleased to see I remarked on in post 1029335 back in 2013!

There's more about 6174 (and 495) in this article, which points out that only three-digit and four-digit numbers have this unique "kernel" - numbers of other lengths have either more than one kernel or no kernel at all.

 
Strawberry
1328135.  Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:24 am Reply with quote

Blue Gilly's Pancake Pier & Lunch Dock, is a restaurant. The address is 621, E State Road 59, Edgerton, WI 53534-9157, United States. The phone number is 608-884-6175.

According to a 2018 article in the Lancashire Post, there have been huge rises in robberies, s*x offences and violent crimes in Lancashire. The article mentions that 6, 175 crimes were committed in Pendle.

 
Big Martin
1328242.  Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:23 pm Reply with quote

Crater Lake in Oregon has an elevation of 6,176 feet and, with a depth of 1,932 feet, is also the deepest in the USA.

 

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