143 (number)

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Cardinal one hundred forty-three
Ordinal 143rd
(one hundred forty-third)
Factorization 11 × 13
Divisors 1, 11, 13, 143
Greek numeral ΡΜΓ´
Roman numeral CXLIII
Binary 100011112
Ternary 120223
Quaternary 20334
Quinary 10335
Senary 3556
Octal 2178
Duodecimal BB12
Hexadecimal 8F16
Vigesimal 7320
Base 36 3Z36

143 (one hundred [and] forty-three) is the natural number following 142 and preceding 144.

In mathematics[edit]

143 is the sum of seven consecutive primes (11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29 + 31). But this number is never the sum of an integer and its base 10 digits, making it a self number.

Every positive integer is the sum of at most 143 seventh powers (see Waring's problem).

143 is the difference in the first exception to the pattern shown below:

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In the military[edit]

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In media[edit]

  • 143 (film), a 2004 Indian film
  • Musicians Ray J and Bobby Brackins wrote the song "143"
  • On Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: "Transformations", 143 is used to mean "I love you". 1 meaning I for 1 letter, 4 meaning Love for the 4 letters, and 3 meaning You for the 3 letters. Reportedly, Fred Rogers maintained his weight at exactly 143 pounds for the last thirty years of his life, and associated the number with the phrase "I love you"[1]

In popular culture[edit]

  • A popular pager number to communicate "I love you"

In other fields[edit]

143 is also:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hattikutur, Mangkesh. "15 reasons Mr. Rogers was best neighbor ever." http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/07/28/mf.mrrogers.neighbor/ Mental Floss/CNN. 28 Jul 2008.
  2. ^ Nan Cross: Supported men resisting apartheid conscription Sunday Times (South Africa), 2007-07-22, accessed 2009-01-05.

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