Fun with 999

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Hiya, Fluffsters!

So, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the number 999.

On the one hand, it’s kinda pretty. On the other, it’s just below a very nice, round number.

Although, to be fair, it would be easy to make the claim that 999 is actually rounder than 1000. After all, the digit “1” has 1-3 straight lines in it. The digit “9” (in this font, anyway) doesn’t.

So, maybe 999 is the last truly round numbered post this blog is going to have for a while…?


Well, on that–

-Wait a second, Webmaster. Are you seriously leaving out all of the mathematical and more numeric facts pertaining to 999?

…Umm, yes?

No. 999 is too fun a number to let you do that.

For you see, 999 has 3-cubed embedded in it.

Its other prime factor is 37. The digit 3 is again included. The “hidden 3-count” for 999 is now up to 4.

It is, of course, also the last number before 10^3. Thus, it is also the last 3-digit number. There are now revealed 5 hidden-3s in 999.

Furthermore, the digit 9 itself is 3*3. This brings the count up to 6 “hidden-3″s. 6 itself is 3*2; we now have 7.

Therefore, in a manner of speaking, 999 is related to 3 in at least 7 cases.

I personally think that is relatively neat.

Whatever you say.

Well, before we turn into an infinite regress or anything like that I’m going to declare this post finished. Have a lovely Saturday, Fluffsters! I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend, and enjoyed another mathematical(ish) fluff post.

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