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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?
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.