In the mysterious 495, (1) we chose any 3-digit number, (2) arranged the digits in decreasing order forming the largest integer, (3) arranged the digit in increasing order forming the smallest integer, and (4) subtracted the smaller from the larger. Each time a difference is obtained, we repeated steps 2-4 several times and we ended […]

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## The mystery of 495 explained

In yesterday’s post, we chose a three digit positive integer and we arranged the digits in ascending and descending order forming the largest and the smallest integer that can be formed using the three digits. We subtracted the smaller integer from the larger, and repeated the process several times. We ended up with 495. We […]

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## The mysterious number 495

There are certain numbers that have certain characteristics. Until now, many of these numbers become source of fascinations of mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike. Many mathematicians have spent their entire lives solving the mysteries of some numbers. In this post, we are going to talk about the mysterious number 495. Let’s have a game. Think […]

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