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

Properties Edit

88 is an even composite number.

88 is a repdigit number.

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

In googology Edit

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

Cultural significance Edit

It is associated with good luck in China.


The time-machine at the instant of temporal transport

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 Edit

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.


See also Edit