This article is about the number 42. For the year, see 42
Forty-two is a number. It comes between forty-one and forty-three, and is an even number. It is divisible by 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, and 21.
42 (answer) is the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" in the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books. 6 x 7 equals 42.