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golden number

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(Astronomy) a number between 1 and 19, used to indicate the position of any year in the Metonic cycle, calculated as the remainder when 1 is added to the given year and the sum is divided by 19. If the remainder is zero the number is 19: the golden number of 1984 is 9.
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Three golden numbers - 70, 50 and 10 - could help you see a gain.
It was used to jot down numbers for adding, for doodling, for recording the dimensions of property, for recording receipts, for calculating how to find a leap year, how to find the golden numbers.
He can stir fond memories when rendering golden numbers of singing icons like Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi and Mukesh and the audience can expect nostalgic renditions of hit songs from yesteryear, said organisers.
In a memo to the two mobile companies, the minister said he is suspending the mechanism in which the special mobile numbers - also known as golden numbers - are sold to customers.
Bassil plans to find a new mechanism for the sale of golden numbers to ensure that these numbers are not eventually sold in the black market.
The Telecommunication Ministry warns citizens and consumers that it is not responsible for any re-selling of the golden numbers on the black market," a ministry statement said.
This method can be found in The Book of Common Prayer and involves Golden Numbers and Sunday Letters, both of these are calculated by using Modular Arithmetic.
Each of these years is given a number, called the Golden Number.
Lisa Dougan landed her windfall on a lucky dip ticket, but only realised she had won when she checked the golden numbers three days after the draw.
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Billy Hutson, of Stanley Racing, said: "Whoever put that bet on is due pounds 4096 from our Golden Numbers bet.
Tina Mu helped estranged husband Johnny pick the golden numbers that brought them a pounds 4.