# Fun Facts About the Number 100 [08/08/2019]

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By Dr. Trena Wilkerson, Dr. Rachelle Rogers and Dr. Sandi Cooper (l-r)
Centennial Faculty Guest Blog

If you want to explore the many meanings of the number 100 as we celebrate our Centennial, whom better to ask than Baylor SOE’s mathematics educators? They explore some well-known and not-so-well-known facts about 100. Enjoy the number fun and see if you can think of even more facts about the number 100!

Mathematics educators see mathematics in everything they do and everywhere they go! This may seem strange, but if you look for it, you can have your own “mathematical encounters” in most everything you do! As we celebrate 100 years of the School of Education, we pause to think about the number 100 and would like to share some fun facts.

There are some well-known facts about 100:

• There are 100 years in a century.
• On the Celsius scale, 100 degrees is the boiling temperature of water.
• The United States Senate has 100 Senators.
• There are 100 yards in an American football field.
• 100 is a perfect square number and its square root is 10.
• 100 is the basis of percentages (“per cent” meaning “per hundred” in Latin), with 100 percent being a full amount.
• There are 100 pennies in one dollar.

Did you know these facts about 100?

• “C” is the Roman numeral for 100. “C” comes from the word Latin word centrum.
• A person who lives to be 100 is called a centenarian.
• The sum of the first nine (9) prime numbers is 100.
• The sum of the first 10 odd numbers equals 100.
• There are 100 letter tiles in a Scrabble game.
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KEEP READING at baylor.edu/SOE/100