# 21 (number)

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Cardinal | twenty-one | |||

Ordinal |
21st (twenty-first) | |||

Factorization | 3 × 7 | |||

Divisors | 1, 3, 7, 21 | |||

Greek numeral | ΚΑ´ | |||

Roman numeral | XXI | |||

Binary |
10101_{2} | |||

Ternary |
210_{3} | |||

Quaternary |
111_{4} | |||

Quinary |
41_{5} | |||

Senary |
33_{6} | |||

Octal |
25_{8} | |||

Duodecimal |
19_{12} | |||

Hexadecimal |
15_{16} | |||

Vigesimal |
11_{20} | |||

Base 36 |
L_{36} |

**21** (**twenty-one**) is the natural number following 20 and preceding 22.

## In mathematics[edit]

21 is:

- a Blum integer, since it is a semiprime with both its prime factors being Gaussian primes.
^{[1]} - a Fibonacci number.
^{[2]} - a Harshad number.
^{[3]} - a Motzkin number.
^{[4]} - a triangular number.
^{[5]} - an octagonal number.
^{[6]} - a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 3 and 7.
- the sum of the first six natural numbers (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 21), making it a triangular number.
- the sum of the sum of the divisors of the first 5 positive integers.
- the smallest non-trivial example of a Fibonacci number whose digits are Fibonacci numbers and whose digit sum is also a Fibonacci number.
- a repdigit in base 4 (111
_{4}). - the smallest natural number that is not close to a power of 2, 2
^{n}, where the range of closeness is ±*n*. - the smallest number of differently sized squares needed to square the square.
^{[7]} - the largest
*n*with this property: for any positive integers*a*,*b*such that*a*+*b*=*n*, at least one of and is a terminating decimal. See a brief proof below.

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21 appears in the Padovan sequence, preceded by the terms 9, 12, 16 (it is the sum of the first two of these).^{[8]}

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## In science[edit]

- The atomic number of scandium.

## Age 21[edit]

- In several countries 21 is the age of majority. See also: Coming of age.
- In all US states, 21 is the drinking age.
- However, in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, the drinking age is 18.

- In California, Hawaii, New York, and New Jersey, 21 is the minimum age that one person may purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products.
- In some countries it is the voting age.
- In the United States, 21 is the age at which one can purchase multiple tickets to an R-rated film without providing Identifications. It is also the age to accompany one under the age of 17 as their parent or adult guardian for an R-rated movie.
- In most US states, 21 is the minimum age at which a person may gamble or enter casinos.
- In 2011, Adele named her second studio album
*21*, because of her age at the time.

## In sports[edit]

- Twenty-one is a variation of street basketball, in which each player, of which there can be any number, plays for himself only (i.e. not part of a team); the name comes from the requisite number of baskets.
- In badminton, and table tennis (before 2001), 21 points are required to win a game.

## In other fields[edit]

**21** is:

- The Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, thereby ending Prohibition.
- The number of spots on a standard cubical (six-sided) die (1+2+3+4+5+6)
- The number of firings in a 21-gun salute honoring Royalty or leaders of countries
*21 Guns*, a 2009 song by the punk-rock band Green Day- There are 21 trump cards of the tarot deck if one does not consider The Fool to be a proper trump card.
- The standard TCP/IP port number for FTP connection
- The Twenty-One Demands were a set of demands which were sent to the Chinese government by the Japanese government of Okuma Shigenobu in 1915
- 21 Demands of MKS led to the foundation of Solidarity in Poland.
- In Israel, the number is associated with the profile 21 (the military profile designation granting an exemption from the military service)
- 21 grams is the weight of the soul, according to research by Duncan MacDougall, generally regarded as meaningless.
- The number of the French department Côte-d'Or
- The key value and highest-winning point total of the popular casino game Blackjack
- The number of shillings in a guinea.
- The number of solar rays in the flag of Kurdistan.

## References[edit]

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**^**"Sloane's A016105 : Blum integers".*The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-05-31.**^**"Sloane's A000045 : Fibonacci numbers".*The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-05-31.**^**"Sloane's A005349 : Niven (or Harshad) numbers".*The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-05-31.**^**"Sloane's A001006 : Motzkin numbers".*The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-05-31.**^**"Sloane's A000217 : Triangular numbers".*The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-05-31.**^**"Sloane's A000567 : Octagonal numbers".*The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-05-31.**^**C. J. Bouwkamp, and A. J. W. Duijvestijn, "Catalogue of Simple Perfect Squared Squares of Orders 21 Through 25." Eindhoven University of Technology, Nov. 1992.**^**"Sloane's A000931 : Padovan sequence".*The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-05-31.