# The Number 16: Properties and Meanings

Prime Factors of**16**=2x2x2x2.

**16**can be Partitioned in 231 ways.

**16**can be Partitioned 9 times with each term no larger than 2.

**16**can be Partitioned 30 times with each term no larger than 3.

**16**can be Partitioned 64 times with each term no larger than 4.

**16**can be Partitioned 101 times with each term no larger than 5.

**16**can be Partitioned 136 times with each term no larger than 6.

**16**can be Partitioned 164 times with each term no larger than 7.

**16**can be Partitioned 186 times with each term no larger than 8.

**16**can be Partitioned 201 times with each term no larger than 9.

**16**can be Partitioned 212 times with each term no larger than 10.

**16**can be Partitioned 219 times with each term no larger than 11.

**16**can be Partitioned 224 times with each term no larger than 12.

**16**can be Partitioned 227 times with each term no larger than 13.

**16**can be Partitioned 229 times with each term no larger than 14.

**16**can be Partitioned 230 times with each term no larger than 15.

**16**is a Square Number(4x4).

**16**is a Centered Pentagonal Number.

**16**is a Truncated Tetrahedal Number.

The number of simple directed graphs of 3 nodes=

**16**.

**16**is the maximal number of regions into which 5 lines divide a plane.

**16**= 1 + 3 + 5 + 7

**16**is the only number of the form xy=yx with x and y different integers.

**16**is the maximal number of regions into which space can be divided by 4 Spheres.

The Chemical Element Sulfur has an atomic number of

**16**.

In Humans: the Throat Chakra (Visuddha) has

**16**petals.

The

**16**permutations of Yin and Yang over 4 places.

The

**16**figures of Geomancy.

**Essenes**

The saint averse from sense-gratification meditating on the

**sixteen**Virtues (faith, reverence, chastity etc.,)

### The Year 16 AD

In the year**16**AD Ovid's "Epistulae ex Ponto" appeared.

In the year

**16**AD Scribonia, first wife of Caesar Augustus and mother of Julia the Elder died.