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88 (eighty-eight) is a positive integer following 87 and preceding 89. Its ordinal form is written "eighty-eighth" or 88th.


88 is an even composite number.

88 is a repdigit number.[1]

It is (not considering myriad, lakh, crore, -illiard, googol and googolplex) the largest number with an accepted English name not containing the letter “n”.

88 is the 4th untouchable number.

In googology

In Greek-based number-naming systems, 88 is associated with prefix "octaoctaconta-", and with prefix "octooctoginti-" in Latin systems.

Cultural significance

It is associated with good luck in China.

In Back to the Future, there is a time-machine in the form of a DeLorean whose flux capacitor can only activate if the vehicle is moving at 88 mph (or 141.6096 km/h).

In broadcasting

In the Americas, the Band I ends at 88 MHz.

In the United States and some other countries, the FM broadcast band starts at 88 MHz, but in most cases, the first usable carrier frequency is 88.1 MHz.

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