About the Number 3 (three)

MathBabbler was adding some quotes by Thomas Jefferson to his quote collection. Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States. MathBabbler had number BABs for all of the digits except three and eight so thanks to Jefferson this BAB about the number three was created.

   3 is a digit
   3 is a natural counting number
   3 is a whole number integer
   3 is odd
   3 is prime (and it's the smallest odd prime)
   3 is the only prime followed by a square number (4)
   3 in binary is 11 (making it an evil number)
   3 in base-3 is 10
   3 in Roman numeral is III
   3 is the whole number part of Pi (3.14)
   3 feet in one yard
   3 sided polygons are triangles 
   sqrt(3) = 1.73205081
   ln(3) = 1.09861229
   log(3) = 0.477121255
   3 is a factor of number 'n' if 3 is a factor of the sum
          of the digits of 'n' [divisibility rule]
   3 is 'E' in Leetspeak

This BAB about the number 3 was created in during the month 3 (March) of BAB year 3.

A number-cubed is a number raised the power of 3.

It's not easy to find a 3 MPH speed limit sign.

Coconino Country Road 3 is a scenic drive in Arizona.

Thurman Cemetery is located in Colorado on County Road 3.

Numerous rock n' roll bands have/had only three members. Examples: ZZ Top; Rush; Cream; Jim Hendrix Experience; Emerson, Lake and Palmer; The Police.

There were the 3 Dog Night, the 3 Musketeers, the 3 Stooges and the 3 Blind Mice.

Sometimes 3 people is a crowd; however, some people like threesomes when it comes to sex.

College students take a lot of 3 credit classes. Some college students want their GPA (Grage Point Average) to be 3.0 or higher.

There are 3 trimesters in a pregnancy, each being 3 months.

Years are broken up into four quarters, each being 3 months.

A set of 3 works of arts is called a trilogy.

Traffic lights have 3 colors (red, yellow, green) and webpage colors are composed using 3 colors (red, green, blue).

Many popular file name suffixes are 3 characters long (examples: .exe, .txt, .doc, .pdf, .ppt, .jpg, .png, .gif).

Many top-level domain names end with common 3-character suffixes (e.g. .com, .org, .net, .edu, .gov, .mil).

Phone number area codes are 3 digits long. And many special services numbers are 3 digits long (e.g. 911, 411, 511).

3! is useful when doing BARS (Basic Arithmetic Road Signs).

3 is Popular In the Sports World

Baseball: 3 strikes your out; hitting the ball and getting safely to 3rd base is a triple; each team gets 3 outs per inning; the 1st base position is 3; there are 3 outfield positions.

Hockey: games are 3 periods long and scoring 3 goals in one game is called a hat-trick.

Football: a field goal is worth 3 points. Football fields are divided into yards and each yard is 3 feet.

Basketball: there is a 3 second lane and there are 3 point shots.

Horse racing: The triple crown.

Bowling: Good bowlers often get to roll the ball three times in the 10th frame.

Triathlon: Has three events (run, swim, bike).

Biking: 3-wheeled bikes are tricycles.

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 01 March 2008
+ added hyperlink to Harold and Kumar YouTube video

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