## Number of the Month (August 2017)

This week’s number is **56**.

**56** is the sum of the first six **triangular** numbers.

1 + 3 + 6 + 10 + 15 + 21

**56** is the sum of the six **prime** numbers.

3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13 + 17

The factors of **56** are 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28 and **56**.

**56** in Roman numerals is expressed as LVI.

**56** is 111 000 in binary.

**56** spectators died in the **Bradford City** football stadium fire on 11 May 1985.

**56** is the atomic number of **Barium**.

**56** is the international dialling code of Chile.

**Shirley Temple** (US child actress) had **56** curls in her hair.

**56** men signed the US** Declaration of Independence** in 1776.

**Steve Jobs** died aged **56**.