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I just cleaned up the "In other fields" section a bit, including rearranging some parts, alphabetizing, and splitting the "Six is:" list into two lists: one for things described by the word six or the numerical value 6 alone, and one for stuff known by names containing the word six or just generally more complicated descriptions that couldn't easily be fit into the "six is" framework. I hope the distinction will be clear by people reading (and especially editing) the page! Finally, perhaps the stuff on the prefixes hexa- and sex- should go in a separate section (e.g., "== ==")... - dcljr 05:10, 27 Jul 2004 (UTC)

## I removed the following statement:

The number of primary colors and secondary colors in the spectrum, not counting indigo. Wait a minute! The primary colors are either of 2 sets; the secondary colors are whichever one is not primary colors:

Additive: Red, Green, Blue Subtractive: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Of these 6 colors, only 5 are spectral; the one that is not is magenta. 66.245.5.127 23:33, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I just removed the statement "Six is the smallest number of distinct isosceles right triangles that will tile an isosceles right triangle." Unless I am completely misunderstanding this statement, not only can it be done with two or four, but I don't see how it can be done with six at all. --BBrucker2 (talk) 05:01, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

## 6th anniversary name

Anniversary names are supposed to be Latin. However, several Internet sites say that the anniversary name for 6 is hexennial, which has a Greek prefix. The true Latinate name is "sexennial", as indicated at the list of anniversary names. Any opinions on this?? 66.32.251.228 00:06, 30 Sep 2004 (UTC)

## Numerology

!! I think we should add western and eastern numerological meanings here too !!

## Military

I've found plenty of examples of the leader of a unit being called Six, with the XO being Five. I.E.: Rainbow Six refers to the leader of the Rainbow team. While this may be a fic reference, the callsign, at least in the US army, for a unit leader is 6. For example, Capt. H. R. McMaster, leader of 2nd ACR's Eagle Troop, was Eagle-66. I don't know the exact protocol for how this works, though. Someone more knowledgable on the subject, please post! 75.84.77.77 05:36, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

I agree that this should be in the article - so I'm putting something in. I'd welcome anyone with more knowledge of the US Military to elaborate on that, especially how widespread its use is throughout the service branches, and through time, and where this tradition came from. --BjKa (talk) 19:28, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Reading about the Cub Scout "sixer" in the article, I wonder if that could be the origin... --BjKa (talk) 19:46, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

## Six as slang for buttocks

The "In Television" section lists six as a slang term for rear or buttocks. This is horribly inaccurate interpretation of the "cover my six" phrase. The six in that phrase refers to behind as on the position of the number six on a clock. Dragon224 18:16, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

## Thank god for Wikipedia

How else would I know that "In rugby league, [6 is] the position of 5/8"? Now I just have to figure out whether, in rugby league, 8 is the position of 5/6 or the position of 7/10. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 38.112.73.82 (talk) 19:25, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

## Organization of number pages and number disambiguation pages

Dear Colleagues,

There is an ongoing discussion on the organization of number pages and number disambiguation pages.

Cheers,

PolarYukon (talk) 15:25, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

## Bees

The cells of a beehive honeycomb are 6-sided Is that so? Looks roundish to me. Grey Geezer 06:02, 24 May 2011 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Grey Geezer (talkcontribs)

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Section name "Greek and Latin word parts". Speling12345 (talk) 2:08, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

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## Retired jersey numbers

Per WP:PRESERVE, here is the list of retired #6 jersey numbers and F1 cars that were mentioned in the article:

This material may be of interest for a future List of retired numbers in sports article. — JFG talk 22:42, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

## In sports

I haven't been watching this for a while, but I think the number of points for a touchdown in various football (but not association football) and the position number of the shortstop in baseball seem relevant. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 09:19, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

## "Hexa is classical Greek for six"

This is incorrect on a couple of counts:

## Bingo names -

Please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Numbers#List of British bingo nicknames for a centralized discusion as to whether Bingo names should be included in thiese articles. Arthur Rubin (alternate) (talk) 23:34, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

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## Neither prime nor square

What's up with this statement? "6 is the smallest positive integer which is neither a square number nor a prime number." That's not remotely true! There are infinitely many positive integers that are neither prime nor square. Quick proof: Take any integer n > 2. The square of an even number is always even, which means that n^2 + 2 is also even; therefore n^2 + 2 can't be prime. The difference between consecutive numbers is always odd, which means that n^2 + 2 can't be square either. Therefore, for all integers greater than 2, n^2 + 2 is neither prime nor square.

There are indeed infinitely many such numbers. 6, corresponding to n=2, is the smallest of them. Certes (talk) 11:22, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
Not sure why my brain turned "smallest" into "largest." Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8800:1E00:54C:A85D:F855:4CE7:1DF (talk) 18:14, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

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## Large Schröder number

Should it be added that six is a: Schroder number[1] ?

References

1. ^ Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A006318 (Large Schröder numbers)". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation. Retrieved 2016-05-22.

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