Today is a day that only happens once a century. A day most of us will only see once in our lifetime. A day where many will get married, some will celebrate a birthday, maybe even an 11th birthday and some will wait for the end of the world.
But what does it all mean? Will the world really end because of a series of numbers or is it all in our minds?
The mathematical reason the date is special is because it is the only double-figure palindromic date. The date reads the same backwards as forwards. There isn’t a 22nd month, so 11 is the only number where the palindrome will occur. There are also some interesting math equations with the number 11.
The number 11 is a prime number, meaning it is greater than 1 and is only divisible by itself and one. (11 can only be divided by 11 and 1). Here are some fun equations for you math fans out there -
(2 digits) 11 x 11 = 121
(6 digits) 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
(9 digits) 111111111 x