The number 2,000 is a very interesting number. Many people were enamored with that number when the year 2,000 rolled around because they were concerned that technology would mess up because of something they called the Y2K bug. This didn’t happen. All that happened was that some machines set the year back to 1900 and other machines thought the year was 19000. They worked fine once that small error was corrected. This may have been unfortunate since too many people now rely on machines to do their spelling, grammar, and mathematics instead of learning these things for themselves. However, no matter what you think about what happened in the year 2,000, there are interesting facts about the number 2,000.
2,000 is an even number.
2,000 is an even number. Even numbers are divisible by two. Any number that ends with a zero (other than zero itself) is considered an even number.
2,000 is divisible by five.
2,000 is divisible by five. It is easy to tell when a number is divisible by five. The number will end with a zero or a five. A number that does not end with a zero or a five is not divisible by five.
2,000 is divisible by ten.
2,000 is a number that is divisible by ten. All numbers that are divisible by ten end in the number zero.
After two, twenty, and two hundred 2,000 is the only number expressed with two of the same Roman numerals. This makes it the only four digit number that can be written with two of the same Roman numerals.
Two, in Roman numerals is II. It is incorrect to write ten as VV, as it is X. Twenty is written XX. Fifity, in roman numerals, is written L. One hundred is not written as LL, but as C. Two hundred is written CC. D is the Roman number for 5000. However, DD, is not how 1,000 is written. M is the number for 1,000. This makes MM the correct Roman numeral notation for 2,000.
Many people thought that 2,000 was the first year of the 21st century, but this is not true. 2,000 was the last year of the 20th century.
There was no year zero. A century is 100 years. This made the first century 1 A.D. to 100 A.D. The second century was from 101 A.D. to 200 A.D. The centuries have always continued this way. The last year of a century will always end in a zero and the first year of a century will always end in a 1.
Just like being the last year of the 20th century, 2000 was also the last year of the second millennium.
As stated before, there was no year zero. Thus, the first millennium was from 1 A.D. to 1000 A.D. This made the second millennium go from 1001 A.D. to 2000 A.D. The third millennium started in 2001 A.D.
2,000 is the name of a breakdancing move.
When breakdancers do what looks like a rapidly spinning handstand, that move is known as a “2,000.” Breakdancing has also become known as “breaking” and “b-boying.”
2,000 is a postal code.
2,000 may not be found as a postal code in the United States, however it is a postal code in Antwerp, Belgium. The city of Antwerp was named after the legend of a hero cutting off the hand of a giant and throwing it into the river. The name comes from the Dutch words meaning, “thrown hand.”
2,000 was used in the naming of the train, X2000, a high speed train in Sweden.
The name of the train was originally X2000. However, it has now been renamed to SJ 2000. The train can go 120 mph!
2,000 is the name of a Swedish rock song.
2,000 is the name of a Swedish rock song by a band called Kent. However, it was not written before the year 2000. It was written in 2009.