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← 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 → List of numbers — Integers ← 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 → Cardinal eleven Ordinal 11th (eleventh) Factorization prime Prime 5th Divisors 1, 11 Roman numeral XI Greek prefix hendeca-/hendeka- Latin prefix undeca- Binary 10112 Ternary 1023 Quaternary 234 Quinary 215 Senary 156 Octal 138 Duodecimal B12 Hexadecimal B16 Vigesimal B20 Base 36 B36

11 (eleven i/ɨˈlɛvɨn/ or /iˈlɛvɛn/) is the natural number following 10 and preceding 12.

In English, it is the smallest positive integer requiring three syllables and the largest prime number with a single-morpheme name. Its etymology originates from a Germanic compound ainlif meaning "one left".).

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  • 1 In mathematics
    • 1.1 List of basic calculations
  • 2 In science
  • 3 In religion
  • 4 In music
  • 5 In sports
  • 6 In the military
  • 7 In computing
  • 8 In Canada
  • 9 In other fields
  • 10 See also
  • 11 References

In mathematics
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11 is the 5th smallest prime number. It is the smallest two-digit prime number in the decimal base; as well as, of course, in undecimal (where it is the smallest two-digit number). It is also the smallest three-digit prime in ternary, and the smallest four-digit prime in binary, but a single-digit prime in bases larger than 11, such as duodecimal, hexadecimal, vigesimal and sexagesimal. 11 is the fourth Sophie Germain prime, the third safe prime, the fourth Lucas prime, the first repunit prime, and the second good prime. Although it is necessary for n to be prime for 2n − 1 to be a Mersenne prime, the converse is not true: 211 − 1 = 2047 which is 23 × 89. The next prime is 13, with which it comprises a twin prime. 11 is an Eisenstein prime with no imaginary part and real part of the form 3n − 1. Displayed on a calculator, 11 is a strobogrammatic prime and a dihedral prime because it reads the same whether the calculator is turned upside down or reflected on a mirror, or both.

If a number is divisible by 11, reversing its digits will result in another multiple of 11. As long as no two adjacent digits of a number added together exceed 9, then multiplying the number by 11, reversing the digits of the product, and dividing that new number by 11, will yield a number that is the reverse of the original number. (For example: 142,312 x 11 = 1,565,432. 2,345,651 / 11 = 213,241.)

Because it has a reciprocal of unique period length among primes, 11 is the second unique prime. 11 goes into 99 exactly 9 times, so vulgar fractions with 11 in the denominator have two digit repeating sequences in their decimal expansions. Multiples of 11 by one-digit numbers all have matching double digits: 00 (=0), 11, 22, 33, 44, etc. Bob Dorough, in his Schoolhouse Rock song "The Good Eleven", called them "Double-digit doogies" (soft g). 11 is the Aliquot sum of one number, the discrete semiprime 21 and is the base of the 11-aliquot tree.

As 11 is the smallest factor of the first 11 terms of the Euclid–Mullin sequence, it is the 12th term.

An 11-sided polygon is called a hendecagon or undecagon.

In both base 6 and base 8, the smallest prime with a composite sum of digits is 11.

Any number b+1 is written as "11b" in base b, so 11 is trivially a palindrome in base 10. However 11 is a strictly non-palindromic number.

In base 10, there is a simple test to determine if an integer is divisible by 11: take every digit of the number located in odd position and add them up, then take the remaining digits and add them up. If the difference between the two sums is a multiple of 11, including 0, then the number is divisible by 11. For instance, if the number is 65,637 then (6 + 6 + 7) - (5 + 3) = 19 - 8 = 11, so 65,637 is divisible by 11. This technique also works with groups of digits rather than individual digits, so long as the number of digits in each group is odd, although not all groups have to have the same number of digits. For instance, if one uses three digits in each group, one gets from 65,637 the calculation (065) - 637 = -572, which is divisible by 11.

Another test for divisibility is to separate a number into groups of two consecutive digits (adding a leading zero if there is an odd number of digits), and then add up the numbers so formed; if the result is divisible by 11, the number is divisible by 11. For instance, if the number is 65,637, 06 + 56 + 37 = 99, which is divisible by 11, so 65,637 is divisible by eleven. This also works by adding a trailing zero instead of a leading one: 65 + 63 + 70 = 198, which is divisible by 11. This also works with larger groups of digits, providing that each group has an even number of digits (not all groups have to have the same number of digits).

An easy way of multiplying numbers by 11 in base 10 is: If the number has:

  • 1 digit - Replicate the digit (so 2 x 11 becomes 22).
  • 2 digits - Add the 2 digits together and place the result in the middle (so 47 x 11 becomes 4 (11) 7 or 4 (10+1) 7 or (4+1) 1 7 or 517).
  • 3 digits - Keep the first digit in its place for the result''s first digit, add the first and second digits together to form the result''s second digit, add the second and third digits together to form the result''s third digit, and keep the third digit as the result''s fourth digit. For any resulting numbers greater than 9, carry the 1 to the left. Example 1: 123 x 11 becomes 1 (1+2) (2+3) 3 or 1353. Example 2: 481 x 11 becomes 4 (4+8) (8+1) 1 or 4 (10+2) 9 1 or (4+1) 2 9 1 or 5291.
  • 4 or more digits - Follow the same pattern as for 3 digits.

In base 10, 11 is the smallest integer that is not a Nivenmorphic number.

In base 13 and higher bases (such as hexadecimal), 11 is represented as B, where ten is A. In duodecimal, however, 11 is sometimes represented as E and ten as T.

11 is a Størmer number, a Heegner number, and a Mills prime.

There are 11 orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems (to within a conformal symmetry) in which the 3-variable Helmholtz equation can be solved using the separation of variables technique.

See also 11-cell.

11 of the thirty-five hexominoes can be folded to form cubes. 11 of the sixty-six octiamonds can be folded to form octahedra.

The partition numbers (sequence A000041 in OEIS) contain much more multiples of 11 than the one-eleventh one would expect.

According to David A. Klarner, a leading researcher and contributor to the study of polyominoes, it is possible to cut a rectangle into an odd number of congruent, non-rectangular polyominoes. 11 is the smallest such number, the only such number that is prime, and the only such number that is not a multiple of three.

11 raised to the n power is the nth row of Pascal''s Triangle. (This works for any base)

List of basic calculations Multiplication 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 2550 100 1000
11 22 33 44 55 66 77 88 99 110 121 132 143 154 165 176 187 198 209 220231 242 253 264 275550 1100 11000
Division 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
11 5.5 2.75 2.2 1.375 1.1
Exponentiation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13
11 121 1331 14641 161051 1771561 19487171 214358881 2357947691 25937421601285311670611 3138428376721 34522712143931
1 2048 177147 4194304 48828125 362797056 1977326743 8589934592 31381059609 100000000000285311670611 743008370688 1792160394037
Radix 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 200 250 500 1000 10000 100000 1000000
1 5
In science
  • 11 is the atomic number of the element sodium.
  • In chemistry, Group 11 of the Periodic Table of the Elements (IUPAC numbering) consists of the three coinage metals copper, silver, and gold known from antiquity, and roentgenium, a recently synthesized superheavy element.
  • The number of spacetime dimensions in M-theory.
  • Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon.
  • The approximate periodicity of a sunspot cycle is 11 years.
  • Messier object M11, a magnitude 7.0 open cluster in the constellation Scutum, also known as the Wild Duck Cluster.
  • The New General Catalogue object NGC 11, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda
  • The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -2511 December 26 and ended on -1158 March 18. The duration of Saros series 11 was 1352.2 years, and it contained 76 solar eclipses.
  • The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -2389 June 19 and ended on -1037 September 8. The duration of Saros series 11 was 1352.2 years, and it contained 76 lunar eclipses.
  • The 11th moon of Jupiter is Himalia.
In religion

After Judas Iscariot was disgraced, the remaining apostles of Jesus were sometimes described as "the Eleven"; this occurred even after Matthias was added to bring the number to 12, as in Acts 2:14.

The legend of the martyrdom of the Eleven Thousand Virgins has been thought to appear from misreading XI. M. V. (Latin abbreviation for "Eleven martyr virgins") as "Eleven thousand virgins".

11 is a spiritually significant number in Thelema.

In music See also: Eleven (disambiguation) § Music
  • The interval of an octave and a fourth is an 11th. A complete 11th chord has almost every note of a diatonic scale.
  • The number of thumb keys on a bassoon, not counting the whisper key. (A few bassoons have a 12th thumb key.)
  • In the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, Spinal Tap''s amplifiers go up to eleven.
  • In Igor Stravinsky''s The Rite of Spring, there are 11 consecutive repetitions of the same chord.
  • In Tool''s song Jimmy, and in Negativland''s song Time Zones the number 11 is heard numerous times in the lyrics.
  • "Eleven pipers piping" is the gift on the 11th day of Christmas in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
  • The Eleven is a song by The Grateful Dead.
  • Eleven Records is the record label of Jason Webley, and many of Webley''s works feature the number 11.
In sports
  • There are 11 players on a soccer team on the field at a time as well as in a cricket team. Within a school or college, the phrase first eleven (or first XI) - often "first football XI" and "first cricket XI" - generally refers to the first (best) team currently playing. Other teams are often referred to as "the second XI" etc.
  • Also in soccer, in the German language (and others like Italian - "gli undici metri" -, countries that predominantly use the metric system) a penalty kick is referred to as "Elfmeter" because the penalty spot is approximately 11m (precisely 12 yards) from the goal line. Historically, in the Pyramid formation that position names are taken from, a left wing-forward in football wears number 11. In the modern game, especially using the 4-4-2 formation, it is worn by a left-sided midfielder. Less commonly a striker will wear the shirt.
  • There are 11 players in a field hockey team. The player wearing 11 will usually play on the left-hand side, as in soccer.
  • An American football team also has 11 players on the field at one time during play. 11 is also worn by quarterbacks, kickers, punter and wide receivers in American football''s NFL.
  • In most rugby league competitions (but not the European Super League, which uses static squad numbering), one of the starting second-row forwards wears the number 11.
  • In rugby union, the starting left wing wears the 11 shirt.
  • In cricket, the 11th batsman is usually the weakest batsman, at the end of the tail. He is primarily in the team for his bowling abilities.
  • The jersey number 11 has been retired by several North American sports teams in honor of past playing greats or other key figures:
    • In Major League Baseball:
      • The Chicago White Sox, for Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio. In 2010 and 2011, Aparicio allowed fellow Venezuelan Omar Vizquel to wear the number.
      • The Cincinnati Reds, for Hall of Famer Barry Larkin.
      • The Detroit Tigers, for Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson.
      • The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, for Jim Fregosi, who played for the team in its former incarnations as the Los Angeles Angels and California Angels, and also managed the California Angels.
      • The Pittsburgh Pirates, for Hall of Famer Paul Waner.
      • The San Francisco Giants, for Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell, honoring the number''s retirement when the team was known as the New York Giants.
      • The Seattle Mariners have yet to retire any numbers, but have not issued #11 since the retirement of Edgar Martínez at the end of the 2004 season.
    • In the NBA:
      • The Detroit Pistons, for Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas.
      • The Sacramento Kings, for Hall of Famer Bob Davies, honoring the number''s retirement when the team was known as the Rochester Royals.
      • The Washington Wizards, for Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes, who played for the team in its past incarnations as the Baltimore, Capital, and Washington Bullets.
      • The Cleveland Cavaliers for Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
    • In the NFL:
      • The New York Giants, for Phil Simms.
    • In the NHL:
      • The Buffalo Sabres, for Hall of Famer Gilbert Perreault.
      • The Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers, for Hall of Famer Mark Messier.
      • The St. Louis Blues, for Brian Sutter.
      • The Washington Capitals, for Hall of Famer Mike Gartner.
In the military
  • The number of guns in a gun salute to U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps Brigadier Generals, and to Navy and Coast Guard Rear Admirals Lower Half.
  • The Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) designator given to US Army Infantry Officer as well as to enlisted personnel (AKA 11 MOS Series, or 11B, 11C, 11D, 11H, 11M, etc.)
  • The number of General Orders for Sentries in the Marine Corps and United States Navy.
  • A page in the Service Record Book of an enlisted Marine for writing down disciplinary actions.
  • World War I ended with an Armistice on November 11, 1918, which went into effect at 11:00 am—the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. Armistice Day is still observed on November 11 of each year, although it is now called Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations and parts of Europe.
In computing
  • In Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Konqueror for KDE, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer for Windows, the function key F11 key toggles full screen viewing mode. In OS X, F11 hides all open windows.
  • The windowing system for Unix computers is known as X11.
  • Computers of the PDP-11 series from Digital Equipment Corporation were informally referred to as "elevens".
In Canada
  • The stylized maple leaf on the Flag of Canada has 11 points.
  • The Canadian one-dollar coin is a hendecagon, an 11-sided polygon.
  • Clocks depicted on Canadian currency, for example the Canadian fifty-dollar bill, show 11:00.
  • Eleven denominations of Canadian currency are produced in large quantities.
  • Due to Canada''s federal nature, eleven legally distinct Crowns effectively exist in the country, with the Monarch being represented separately in each province, as well as at the federal level.
In other fields
  • Sector 11 in the North American Industry Classification System is the code for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting industries.
  • The number 11 is important in numerology, as it is the first of the Master Numbers.
  • Being only one hour before 12:00, the eleventh hour means the last possible moment to take care of something, and often implies a situation of urgent danger or emergency (see Doomsday clock).
  • In Astrology, Aquarius is the 11th astrological sign of the Zodiac.
  • In Basque, hamaika ("eleven") has the double meaning of "infinite", probably from amaigabe, "endless", as in Hamaika aldiz etortzeko esan dizut! ("I told you infinite/eleven times to come!").
  • English-speaking surveyors have developed several slang terms for 11 to distinguish it from its rhyme "seven": "punk," "top," & "railroad"
  • American Airlines flight 11, a Boston-Los Angeles flight which was reported to have crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York on September 11, 2001.
  • The number 11 bus is a low-cost way of sightseeing in London
  • In the game of blackjack, an Ace can be counted as either one or 11, whichever is more advantageous for the player.
  • 11 is the number of the French department Aude.
  • Three films -- Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) -- have each won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture of their respective years.
  • Ocean''s Eleven is the name of two American films.
  • In the anime series Code Geass, Japan is known as Area 11 of the Brittanian Empire.

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