Seventeen - Definition with Examples

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What is number seventeen? 
The whole number between 16 and 18 is 17. 
In mathematics, the number 17 represents a quantity or value of 17. 

The number name of 17 is seventeen.

Number 17 Number Name Seventeen Seventeen 17 Base Ten

17 is 7 more than 10. 

Here are 17 balls and 17 honeybees. 

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  • 17 is an odd number.
  • 17 is a prime number.
  • 17 is the only prime number which is the sum of the first four consecutive prime numbers : 2, 3, 5 and 7 .

 

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Seventeen slimy snails,
Took part in a race.
Bought 17 bikes on sale, 
To fasten their pace! 

 

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Children can be asked to observe or count things around them that are seventeen in number. 
You can discuss facts related to the number seventeen such as the number of muscles we use to smile or the number of years after which a Cicada, a type of insect, comes out.
 

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