Billy Powell died of a heart attack on 28 January 2009 at the age of

`. Powell was the keyboard player for Lynyrd Skynyrd joining the band in 1972. MathBabbler likes Powell's piano playing on the song "Tuesdays Gone."`

56MathBabbler Number Analyst (MBNA) output: ========================================= 56 is a natural, whole, integer 56 is even 56 proper divisors are: 1,2,4,7,8,14,28, 56 is refactorable (evenly divisable by # of divisors) 56 is abundant (sum of divisors is 64) 56 is unhappy 56 is not a Harshad number 56 is not prime 56 is undulating 56 has the prime factors: 2*2*2*7 56 in octal is 070 56 in hexadecimal is 0x38 56 in binary is 111000 (is odious) 56 nearest square numbers: -7...8 (49...64 [8]) sqrt(56) = 7.48331 ln(56) = 4.02535 log(56) = 1.74819 56 reciprocal is .01785714285714285714285714285714 56! is 7.10999e+74 56 is 17.8254 Pi years 56 is 2 score and 16 years 56 written as a Roman numeral is LVI

56 = 2 score and 2^2^2 years

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`is the sum of six consecutive primes (starting with 3).`

56

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`is a pronic number. A`

56pronic numberis a number which is the product of two consecutive integers.Problem: 56 is a pronic number when 'n' equals what integer(s)? step 1: n(n + 1) = 56 step 2: n^2 + n - 56 = 0 <-- quadratic equation in standard form step 3 is left as an exercise: Use the quadratic formula to get the two real number solutions n = -8 & n = 7 step 4 (check answers): -8(-8 + 1) = -8(-7) = 56 7( 7 + 1) = 7( 8) = 56## Update::2013.12.17

## Update::2014.01.31

**Creator:** Gerald Thurman
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**Created:** 29 January 2009

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