# 47

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The 47 Society is a humorous society at Pomona College in California that propagates the belief that the number 47 is the quintessential random number. Campus lore suggests that Pomona math professor Donald Bentley produced a convincing mathematical proof that 47 was equal to all other integers. (See *www.47.net/47society/*.) [Schuler]

Submitted: 2004-01-10 18:24:08; Last Modified: 2009-03-12 11:03:40.

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