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A gross or great dozen is equal to 144 = 122, or one dozen dozen. [1] It is a commonly used quantity by small wholesalers.

In Czech language, 144 is called "veletucet", which means "great-twelve".

Furthermore, it is the largest possible number of shopping hours in most weeks in Germany, since the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany forbids Sunday to be turned into a general working day.

Properties Edit

  • It is a composite number.
  • It is the largest Fibonacci number that is also a square. Indeed, it's the largest Fibonacci number to be any perfect power.
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In radiocommunications Edit

The 2-meter band starts at 144 MHz.

See also Edit


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