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Explain Plato's affinity (Posted on 2018-05-15) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Plato set 5040 as the ideal number of citizens in a city.

What so special about this number?

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I think it was because 5040 is divisible by all integers from 1 to 12 (except for 11).  So it is a good number for dividing into smaller groups of equal size.

5040 can also be divided by 144.

5040 is also 7!, but I don't think that was part of the reason.

  Posted by Larry on 2018-05-15 10:21:18
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