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Mathematical oddities in memory of President John F. Kennedy

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 Cinnamon    27,650

John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials, JFK, served as the 35th President of the United States before he was assassinated on November 22, 1963 [1].

JFK got elected at 43 and holds the record as the youngest-elected US president. While campaigning, JFK visited University of Portland and gave a speech in Howard Hall on May 16, 1960. Additionally, JFK passed away at 46 as the U.S. president who died the youngest. 

JFK has been the only Roman Catholic U.S. president.   

Since May 29 this year was JFK’s centennial birthday, if he was alive today, he would have been 100 years old. Sadly, November 22, 2017 this week will mark the 54th anniversary of JFK’s death. On the anniversary of this tragic event, I prepared the following mathematical oddities as a tribute to this honorable man:

1. JFK’s 100th birthday, May 29, was the 149th day of 2017, where 149 is the 35th prime number. Coincidentally, JFK served as the 35th US President. (JFK’s birthday always falls on the 149th day of each non-leap year.)

2. Furthermore, if JFK’s centennial birthday 05/29/2017 is split in the middle as 0529 and 2017, the sum of the digits of each of these two numbers are 16 and 10, respectively. Interestingly, 16 times 10 equals 160 and the 160th prime number is 941, with its reverse being 149. Again, the 149th day of 2017 coincides with JFK’s 100th birthday.

3. The product of 5 and 29, the month and day numbers of JFK’s birthday, equals 145, with its reverse being 541. Coincidentally, 541 is the 100th prime number, making JFK’s centennial birthday even more special.

4. Moreover, JFK’s centennial birthday 05/29/2017 has an interesting numerical property. If split as 05, 29, 20, and 17, the sum of the reverses of 05 and 29, namely, 50 and 92, equals the product of the reverses of 20 and 17, namely 02 and 71.



Interesting.  Since we're always talking about numbers here. Lots more at link! 

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