Such a perfect day (I’m glad I spent it with you)

June 28th, 2011 | Categories: general math, just for fun | Tags:

I saw a great tweet from Marcus du Sautoy this morning who declared that today, June 28th, is a perfect day because both 6 and 28 are perfect numbers.  This, combined with the fact that it is very sunny in Manchester right now put me in a great mood and I gave my colleauges a quick maths lesson to try and explain why I was so happy.

“It’s not a perfect year though is it?” declared one of my colleauges.  Some people are never happy and she’s going to have to wait over 6000 years before her definition of a perfect day is fulfilled.  The date of this truly perfect day?  28th June 8128.

Update: Someone just emailed me to say that 28th June is Tau Day too!

  1. Jenny Rogers
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:24
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    Yes Radio 4 featured it too with a brief discussion, great to raise the profile. Yes it’s sunny early here in Liverpool too!