There is a natural bijection between the set of finite binary trees and the set of seven-tuples of such.
This observation, originally made by Bill Lawvere, has since then been expanded to other ‘’polynomial equations’‘ apart from $T \simeq T^7$ and other types than trees, revealing connections between type theory and calculus.
John Baez, this week’s finds in mathematical physics, week 202, web
Andreas Blass, seven trees in one, arXiv:math/9405205v1
Tom Leinster, objects of categories as complex numbers, arXiv:math/0212377v1
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