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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 prime number expressible as the sum of 2, 3, 4, or 5 different primes:
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In a film by Pixar called Cars, the champion racecar in the film, Strip "The King" Wheathers is racecar number 43 based on Richard Petty's car. Petty also provides the voice of "The King" in the film.
In season 6 episode 8 of The Big Bang Theory 43 is a number discovered on a black board in a room where Sheldon Cooper spends 20 minutes a day to "rest" from various activities occupying his mind. The room was discovered by Raj and Howard when they were following Sheldon to figure out what he did within the 20 minute empty span in his schedule. Raj and Howard thought of many scientific explanations for the number when in reality the number only represented Sheldon's Hacky Sacking high score.
Movie 43, which came out in 2013, is a film consisting of a series of interconnected short stories, featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, which make up the insane storylines a washed-up producer is pitching to a movie company .