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Today is Day 108 of 2014

108

is 3 hyperfactorial.
can be written as the sum of a cube and a square (a3 + b2) in two ways (33 + 92 and 23 + 102). This is the smallest number with this property.
Every angle of a pentagon measures 108°.
There are 108 different types of heptominoes.

= 36 x 3 = 27 x 4
= 00 x 11 x 22 x 33
= 33 + 33 + 33 + 33 = 62 + 62 + 62
= 12 x 9 and 1 + 0 + 8 = 9
= 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16
= 32 + 52 + 52 + 72 (sum of square primes)
= 8 + 15 + 29 + 56 (sum of consecutive Tetranacci numbers)

is a significant number in Buddhism. It represents the number of temptations that human beings face, which tie them to the Wheel of samsara. There are many religious elements related to this number - a bell is rung 108 times to bring in the New Year in Japan.

is the number of beads in a Buddhist Japa mala (kind of rosary). They implement the following formula: 6 x 3 x 2 x 3 = 108
6 senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, thought),
3 aspects of time (past, present, future),
2 conditions of heart (pure or impure),
3 possibilities of sentiment (like, dislike, indifference).

is the sum of the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 that frequently appear throughout the TV series 'LOST'.

The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.

Many thanks are extended to Archimedes' Lab for their information.




108

Today is day number   of 2014. Below are various representations of the number 108, some dating thousands of years, and some very modern.

Chinese

Egyptian

Mayan

 

Babylonian

Greek

Abacus

Roman

 

Hex

 

Binary

 

Many thanks are extended to Jo Edkins for her wonderful work.

 

 



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