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# What is a number 2 pencil?

Updated: 9/11/2023

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The # is reference to the hardness of lead

A number 2 pencil is averagely hard aka HB

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### Why is the number 2 pencil still number 2 if it is the most popular?

The 2 is the number of the lead in the pencil.

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### How can you tell if a pencil is a number 2 pencil?

Usually on most pencils it says it on the case or on the side of the pencil by the eraser it says PENCIL #2 or #2.Hope i helped!:)

### How many words can a number 2 pencil write?

Theoretically, the a number 2 pencil can write an infinite number of words. The number 2 in the number 2 pencil actually indicates how hard the graphite is. For more information, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencil_hardness#Grading_and_classification

### How do you tell a 2 soft pencil?

A #2 pencil will usually have the number 2 on the barrel, near the eraser end.

### Is a 7 mm mechanical pencil the same as a number 2 pencil?

The "number 2" designation refers to the "hardness" of the lead. The higher the number, the "harder" The "7mm" designation refers to the "thickness" of the lead. The higher the number, the thicker. They are not the same pencil.

### How was the number 2 pencil named?

It has to do with the kind of graphite or material used as the lead for the pencil.

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### What is a good sentence for the word pencil?

I needed a number 2 pencil. Stella penciled the appointment into her datebook. The pencil was chewed on. I lost my only pencil.

### What is a regular 2 pencil made out of?

a number two pencil is made of wood with graphite in the center of it

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### If the 2 pencil is the best pencil why is it still 2?

The number two in reference to a pencil denotes the relative hardness of the graphite or "lead" that is in the pencil, HB being softer and three being harder, etc.