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120 (number)

## Summary

120, read as one hundred [and] twenty, is the natural number following 119 and preceding 121.

 ← 119 120 121 →
Cardinalone hundred twenty
Ordinal120th
(one hundred twentieth)
Factorization23 × 3 × 5
Divisors1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30, 40, 60, 120
Greek numeralΡΚ´
Roman numeralCXX
Binary11110002
Ternary111103
Octal1708
DuodecimalA012
The 120-cell (or hecatonicosachoron) is a convex regular 4-polytope consisting of 120 dodecahedral cells

In the Germanic languages, the number 120 was also formerly known as "one hundred". This "hundred" of six score is now obsolete, but is described as the long hundred or great hundred in historical contexts.[1]

## In mathematics

120 is

• the factorial of 5 i.e. 5 × 4 × 3 × 2 × 1
• 120 is the sum of a twin prime pair (59 + 61) and the sum of four consecutive prime numbers (23 + 29 + 31 + 37), four consecutive powers of 2 (8 + 16 + 32 + 64), and four consecutive powers of 3 (3 + 9 + 27 + 81).
• 120 is divisible by the number of primes below it, 30 in this case. However, there is no integer which has 120 as the sum of its proper divisors, making 120 an untouchable number.
• The sum of Euler's totient function φ(x) over the first nineteen integers is 120.
• As it is a factorial and one less than a square, it, with 11, is one of the few Brown number pairs.
• 120 appears in Pierre de Fermat's modified Diophantine problem as the largest known integer of the sequence 1, 3, 8, 120. Fermat wanted to find another positive integer that, when multiplied by any of the other numbers in the sequence, yields a number that is one less than a square. Leonhard Euler also searched for this number, but failed to find it, but did find a fractional number that meets the other conditions, 777480/28792.
• The internal angles of a regular hexagon (one where all sides and all angles are equal) are all 120 degrees.

## In science

120 is the atomic number of unbinilium, an element yet to be discovered.

In electrical engineering, each line of the three-phase system are 120 degrees apart from each other.

Three soap films meet along a Plateau border at 120${\displaystyle ^{\circ }}$  angles.

## In religion

• The cubits of the height of the Temple building (II Chronicles 3:4)
• The age at which Moses died (Deut. 34:7).
• By extension, in Jewish tradition, to wish someone a long life, one says, "Live until 120"
• The number of Men of the Great Assembly who canonized the Books of the Tanakh and formulated the Jewish prayers
• The number of talents of gold that the Queen of Sheba gave to Solomon in tribute (I Kings 10:10)
• The number of princes King Darius set over his kingdom (Daniel 6:2)
• The summed weight in shekels of the gold spoons offered by each tribal prince of Israel (Num. 7:86).
• In astrology, when two planets in a person's chart are 120 degrees apart from each other, this is called a trine. This is supposed to bring good luck in the person's life.[7]

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