# 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 88

- 88 is the number of constellations in the sky as defined by the International Astronomical Union
- 88 is the number of keys on the piano
- 88 is the smallest number such that its square has all its digits twice

## Common Properties of 88

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

They are abundant above perfection, not to mention deficiency. See perfect and deficient numbers.

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

Composite numbers are opposite to prime 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 *odious* if it has an odd number of 1's in its binary expansion.

Guess what evil numbers are.

A *palindrome* is a number that reads the same forward or backward.

The number n is *practical* if all numbers strictly less than n are sums of distinct divisors of n.

The *untouchable* numbers are those that are not the sum of the proper divisors of any number.