The number has a reputation of its own. The reason is the famous exchange between http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/ history/Mathematicians/Hardy.htmlG. H. Hardy, a famous British mathematician (1877-1947), and http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/ history/Mathematicians/Ramanujan.htmlSrinivasa Ramanujan , one of India’s greatest mathematical geniuses (1887-1920):
In 1917, during one visit to Ramanujan in a hospital (he was ill for much of his last three years), Hardy mentioned that the number of the taxi cab that had brought him was , which, as numbers go, Hardy thought was “rather a dull number”. At this, Ramanujan perked up, and said “No, it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways.”
Moreover, there are other reasons why is far from dull. is the third Carmichael number. Even more strange, beginning at the th decimal digit of the transcental number , the next ten successive digits of are 0719425863. This is the first appearance of all ten digits in a row without repititions.
followed by (found by E. Rosenstiel, J.A. Dardis, and C.R. Rosenstiel in 1991) and (found by David Wilson on November 21st, 1997).
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