and Happy 05/05/05

The date, 5 May 2005, when written in a

`MM/DD/YY`

format, is`05/05/05`

.## About the Number Five...

5 is an odd number 5 is prime 5 is the only prime number that ends in 5 numbers ending in 5 are evenly divisible by 5 5 is 101 in binary, 05 in octal, 0x5 in hexadecimal 5 squared is 25 and 5 cubed equals 125 5 sided polygon is a pentagon 5 multiples of 5 are 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 square root of 5 is approximately 2.2361 -5 is the opposite of 5 5 factorial is 120 (5x4x3x2x1) 5 is 50% of 10; 5% of 100 basketball is typically played 5-against-5 5pm is a common time to end work many Americans work 5 days a week I've taught many little kids to "give me 5" 5 pennies per nickel 5 ordinal is fifth (or 5th) May is the 5th month of the year 5th state was Connecticut (09 January 1788) 5th U.S. president was James Monroe (1817-1825) Abe Lincoln is on the 5 dollar bill ($5) DOD building is pentagon shaped (i.e. 5 sided) many kids start kindergarten at age 5 many college students take 5 years to graduate most humans have... 5 fingers per hand 5 toes per foot 5 senses[side-bar] One of my all-time favorite songs is Signs by theFiveMan Electrical Band. Verse one of the song goes as follows."And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why He said you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do So I took off my hat I said imagine that, huh, me working for you"[another side-bar] You approach an office door and the sign says...

Back in 5 minutes...

5 minutes from when? 1 minute ago? 4 minutes ago? May be a moot point given a 5 minute time frame, but what if the sign says...Back in 25 minutes...Now the question gains importance:

25 minutes from when?Back to the number

`5`

...`25`

is aperfect squarebecause thesquare rootof`25`

is`5`

.Wikipedia.org:: 5 (number)

## Update::26 August 2005

I modified the Wikipedia's webpage about the number five to include a hyperlink to the Wikipedia's webpage about the Five Man Electrical Band.

## Update::31 August 2005

I modified the Wikipedia's webpage about the number five to include a hyperlink to the Wikipedia's webpage about the Jurassic 5. This edit was prompted by inputs from a MAT102@SCC student during the Fall 2005 semester.

## Update::Late December 2005

I modified Wikipedia's webpage about the number five to include the following.

In 2005, University of Southern California football player Reggie Bush, while wearing number five, won the Heisman Trophy.## Update::22 January 2006

I modified the Wikipedia's webpage about the number five to include a hyperlink to the Wikipedia's webpage about the Maroon 5. This edit was prompted by inputs from the MAT082@SCC class during the Spring 2006 semester.

Wikipedia.org:: 5 (number)

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**Created:** 02 May 2005

**Last Modified:** Tuesday, 24-Dec-2013 05:53:42 MST

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