# Number Gossip

(Enter a number and I'll tell you everything you wanted to know about it but were afraid to ask.)

## Unique Properties of 34

- 34 is the smallest number with the property that it and its neighbors have the same number of divisors
- 34 is the magic constant of a 4 by 4 magic square
- 34 is the alphanumeric value of ONE

## Rare Properties of 34

*Fibonacci* numbers are numbers that form the Fibonacci sequence. The Fibonacci sequence is defined as starting with 1, 1 and then each next term is the sum of the two preceding ones.

Fibonacci numbers are very common in nature. For example, a pineapple has 8 spirals if you count one way, and 13 if you count the other way.

## Common Properties of 34

A positive integer greater than 1 that is not prime is called *composite*.

Composite numbers are opposite to prime numbers.

The number n is *deficient* if the sum of all its positive divisors except itself is less than n.

Compare with perfect and abundant numbers.

A number is *even* if it is divisible by 2.

Numbers that are not even are odd. Compare with another pair -- evil and odious numbers.

The number n is *evil* if it has an even number of 1's in its binary expansion.

Guess what odious numbers are.

A number is said to be *square-free* if its prime decomposition contains no repeated factors.