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43

Forty-three is the 14th smallest prime number. The previous is forty-one, with which it comprises a twin prime, and the next is forty-seven. 43 is the smallest prime that is not a Chen prime. It is also the third Wagstaff prime.

43 is the fourth term of Sylvester's sequence, one more than the product of the previous terms (2 × 3 × 7).

43 is a centered heptagonal number.

Let a(0) = a(1) = 1, and thenceforth a(n) = (a(0)2 + a(1)2 + ... + a(n-1)2) / (n-1). This sequence continues 1 1 2 3 5 10 28 154... (sequence A003504 in OEIS). Amazingly, a(43) is the first term of this sequence that is not an integer.

43 is a Heegner number.

43 is a repdigit in base 6 (111).

43 is the largest natural number that is not an (original) McNugget number.

This is the smallest number expressible as the sum of 2, 3, 4, or 5 different primes:

• 43 = 41 + 2
• 43 = 11 + 13 + 19
• 43 = 2 + 11 + 13 + 17
• 43 = 3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 17.
 4 15 17 7 5 19 13 6 20 9 2 12 14 0 11 18

The date magic square at right illustrates the magic constant as the sum of four primes:

When taking the first six terms of the Taylor series for computing e, one obtains which is also five minus the fifth harmonic number.

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