# The Number 48 in Film, Music and Religion. Also Lots Of Maths Facts About Forty Eight.

**Some interesting non-math facts about the number 48:**

In religion, Siddhartha Gautama sat under a bodhi tree for 48 days thinking about the nature of our universe.

48 is the atomic number of cadmium.

48 is the number of Ptolemaic constellations .

In music, 48 is the title of the song by Sunny Day Real Estate. Also 48 Crash is a song by Suzi Quatro.

In film, 48 Hours was a movie starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. There was also a sequel called another 48 hours.

In the United States of America there are 48 states excluding Hawaii and Alaska. These are referred to as the Lower 48.

**Here are some math facts about the number 48:**

The number 48 is an even number – the 24^{th} even number to be precise.

The factors of 48 are 1,2 , 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 48 – so 48 is divisible by 10 numbers. 48 is also the smallest number with exactly 10 divisors.

The only prime factors of 48 are 2 and 3. Also you can write 48 as a product of prime factors - 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3

The number 48 is also a semi perfect number as 24+ 16 + 8 = 48

48% as a fraction is 12/25 or 0.48 as a decimal.

In the binary number system 48 can be written as 110000.

In the hexadecimal number system 48 can be written as 30.

In Roman Numerals the number 48 is denoted by the letter XLVIII.

**Other conversions involving the number 48:**

If you travelled a distance of 48 miles then this would be equivalent to 77.2 kilometres.

If you used 48 gallons (UK) of fuel then this would be equivalent to 218.2 litres.

In 48 days there are 1152 hours.

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