# Top Ten Reasons Why Five Is a Better, More Significant Number Than Four

Take that Pos.. Feel free to edit this description, if revenge is your thing. This is about as math related a list that I'll ever do, by the way.

### The Top Ten

1 5 is an odd number, so it's much easier to find the median if there are 5 data points, as opposed to 4

V is just greater than IV/I. - BorisRule

That is, if you're treating discrete variables. If it's a continuous function, it couldn't be simpler. - PositronWildhawk

I honestly think that 4 is a better number. Sorry. - EpicJake

God, you stole my list idea - CityGuru

2 5 is a prime number

I like both prime and composite numbers. - BorisRule

I believe I said 4 is the smallest composite number. Polar opposites! Primes may be cool, but they're not as useful. - PositronWildhawk

I don't like prime numbers. They're so annoying in denominators. Four! - PetSounds

Making it rather special and much more cool than the typical four! - keycha1n

3 It's much easier to multiply and divide using 5 and multiples of 5

Counting by fours takes a lot more thought than counting by fives, as well! Not hard, but hardER, that is... - keycha1n

But I did love your description. - EpicJake

4 Because 5x2 is what this site is all about

Lol. Thetop5x2! What about Thetop40รท4? - BorisRule

Saved this reason for this spot... - keycha1n

Yes quite, but on the contrary so is 40/4. - Cheese567

Lol why is there a list for this

5 There might be a fifth fundamental interaction of physics

Well in that case then there definitely is a fourth fundamental interaction of physics. - Cheese567

A poor attempt to appeal to Pos' unwavering opinion that four is the best, but nonetheless, an attempt.

Am I allowed to skip straight to #5 on a TTT list though? Seems a bit unfitting for this specific topic... - keycha1n

6 When written by hand, 4 looks similar to the letter "y", making it an impractically designed symbol for algebraic equations

Not if you write it properly, it doesn't! - PositronWildhawk

When you write 5 by hand it looks similar to "S". Which is kinda weird when I use it in my kinematical, energy and surface tension equations. Also I'm not even talking about the integration symbol. - Kiteretsunu

Really? Because my 4s look like 9s

Although the "hello" trick is a classic calculator gimmick! And maybe 5 looks a bit like an "s" when scrawled quickly, but... "y" I much more common in algebra! - keycha1n

7 According to Aristotle and East Asian culture, there are 5 classical element

Water, fire, air, earth, and ether. Whatever the heck ether is. The point is, Aristotle said so.

Also, for East Asia, it's water, fire, air, earth, wood, and metal. And intellectually, I wouldn't challenge us Asians (jk)! - keycha1n

8 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.

The Jackson Five > The Big Four (The Beatles)?
I just don't know... - BorisRule

The Beatles were considered the Big Four! And the debate between them and Michael is big on this site! - PositronWildhawk

Not to mention, The Rolling Stones had five members, and the Beatles had four. I know which I'd choose. - PetSounds

For all you music lovers, of course. - keycha1n

9 We have 5 fingers and 5 toes on each hand and foot

I guess when you count the thumb. - Qryzx

4 x 5 = 20, m8.
Baldi would slap you with his ruler - BorisRule

The total number of hands and feet, four. Thus, the total number of fingers and toes is 20, or 4 times 5. Seems we're at an impasse. - PositronWildhawk

Well, hopefully most of you! I mean, four fingers, I think I'd stick to five! - keycha1n

10 There are five well-known and obviously present senses

Taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight. Though had to put this last because of the existence of far more senses. But whatever, you've got nine valid arguments as well, I'm allowed to laze out... Right? Ah well, too much energy to exert on such an argument. - keycha1n

### The Contenders

11 Deadmau5 Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. ...read more.

Deadmau5 has an album with the numbers 4 and 12 in it. But it was his fifth. - PositronWildhawk

Ouch. That's gotta hurt the Hawk. - PetSounds

Take that, PositronWildhawk. Now what do you think?

12 There is a 5 dollar bill but not a 4 dollar bill
13 4 is unlucky

This mainly applies to Asians.

14 5 is a Fibonacci

Take that and eat it! - CityGuru

15 Mario Party 5 is better than Mario Party 4
16 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.
17 5 was my age when my favorite Disney movie, Hercules, came out
18 5 is the number of times that I have been to the state of California
19 There are five people in an ICTM calculator team