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(42, XLII) is the
and followed by
Its factors are 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21 and 42.
is also a
It is bracketed by twin primes.
The answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything
, according to
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
For this very reason the number is sometimes used in connection with computers; for instance it's included in the beginning of every
-file to identify it as such.
The total number of spots on two conventional
42 is the maximum total number received of any one present in
Twelve Days of Christmas
The Hunting of the Snark
, (before Douglas Adams' tome was written) the baker left 42 pieces of luggage on the pier.
is the name of a band.
The number of men of Beth-azmaveth in the Census of men of Israel upon return from exile (
, Ezra 2:24)
For the year AD 42, see
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