Logic, symbolic, mathematical, scientific, and astrological all have a say in the number 10. Some say it’s a lucky number, some say it’s not; personally, I like the number 10.

Golden birthdays are when your birth day and your age are the same number. My birthday is on the 10th, so my 10th birthday was my golden birthday. I always thought it was an extra special golden birthday because my birth month is also 10. This year my birthday will be 10-10-10 – a very exciting day.

*CONGRATS AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL KIDS WHO WILL BE 10 YEARS OLD ON THE 10th THIS YEAR ( ESPECIALLY IN OCTOBER)!!* Amazing. Just amazing.

The number ten represents many things, for instance:

**Science/Technology:**

10 is the atomic number of neon; the number of carbon atoms in decane; number of hydrogen atoms in butane; and the number of space-time dimensions in some superstring theories. Ten-codes is commonly used by emergency service radio systems; and 10 refers to the meter band on the radio spectrum used by amateur radio. The number of dots in a tetractys.

**Religion/Symbolic:**

10 is the number of commandments; 10 plagues were inflicted on Egypt in Exodus 7-12; Jews celebrate the 10 days of Repentance. It is said to be the number of Lost Tribes of Israel (other than Benjamin and Judah); there are 10 Sephirot in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life; there are 10 generations between Adam and Noah, and 10 generations between Noah and Abraham. Virgins – according to the bible, come in tens: five foolish and five wise. 10 is the number of kingdoms in Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period.

**Astrology:**

Chinese astrology – 10 refers to the 10 Heavenly Stems; The Rooster is the 10th sign.

American Astrology – Capricorn is the 10th sign on the Zodiac.

Indian Astrology – 10 Kootas are considered before deciding on a marriage partner (sometimes 12).

**Mathematics/Numerals:**

10 is the number of fingers and toes we (normally) have, which most likely led to the beginning of the decimal number system we still use today. The number 10 means Deca (decade), a decagon has ten sides, a crab is a decapod (ten feet) and is a triangular and centered triangular number; a decagonal number; a centered nonagonal number; a tetrahedral number (the sum of the first three triangular numbers); a semi-meandric number; and it can be partitioned in 42 ways. Ten is also a composite number and is the smallest noncototient (a number that cannot be expressed as the difference between any integer and the total number of coprimes below it).

The number 10 is also the cardinal number; we consider 10 to be round.

If a number ends in 0, it is divisible by ten; a US 10 cent piece is a dime; the metric measurements use units in multiples of ten.

**Sports/Games:**

Many sports use the number 10 for jerseys. In cards, the cards range from numbers 1-10 and each face card is worth 10 points; the ten pins in a bowling alley are arranged in a triangular pattern and there are 10 frames per game. The highest possible score in Olympic Competitions and other rankings; a person’s looks and sex appeal are scored 1-10 or simply referred to as ‘a ten’. There are 10 players on a field in baseball.

**Other:**

10 is the number of Provinces in Canada. Ten-Ten International Net, or 10-10 for short, is an organization of amateur radio operators that volunteer their time and services.

If you were to look, you would find many more facts based around the number 10. As you can tell, ten means a lot to many different sources. If it wasn’t lucky or had some significance, why do so many people use it? You can decide if the number 10 is lucky for you.

References:

www.ten-ten.org

www.virtuescience.com

www.britannica.com

www.vic.australis.com

www.richardphillips.org.uk

www.thesaurus.maths.org

www.theanswers.com

www.pages.prodigy.net