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# Number 7

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7 is the Holy number. There are 7 days increation, 7 days in the week, 7 phases of themoon, every 7th year was sabbatical, and 7 times7 years was the jubilee. There are 7 ages in thelife of man, 7 Graces, 7 Deadly Sins, 7 Senses, 7Sorrows of the Virgin, 7 Virtues, 7 joys of theVirgin, 7 Precious Things of the Buddhas, 7Sleepers of Ephesus. There were also 7 heavens,7 planets, 7 stars, 7 wise men, 7 notes in music,and 7 wonders of the world.

7 is the smallest number of integer-sidedrectangles that tile a rectangle so that no 2rectangles share a common length.
7 is a Mersenneprime (2
3
-1).
7 is the positive solution to: 3x
2
= 16x + 35
7 is probably the smallest prime whose 4
th
power is of the form a
4
+b
4
-c
4
:7
4
= 157
4
+ 227
4
-239
4
-posted by MortenRisager