What Are Some Facts About the Number 16?

What Are Some Facts About the Number 16?

The number 16 is an even number and is the only integer that has the form xy=yx, where x and y are different numbers (2 and 4). Another fact is that the base 16, or hexadecimal system, is a notational system for expressing real numbers used in computer science. The 16 digits it uses to represent numbers are the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F.

Other facts about the number 16 include:

  • There are 16 different orders of animals.
  • The human eye can see continuous motion at around 16 frames per second.
  • The sum of the first four odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7) is 16.
  • The Romanian word for 16 translates into "6 over 10."
  • The Portuguese word for sixteen (dezasseis) and Spanish word (diecis√©is) translates into "10 and 6" instead of sixteen.