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 of a 3-digit number where not all the digits are the same.
- Arrange the digits in descending order and ascending order from left to right. This will give you two 3-digit numbers — one the smallest number that you an form from the digits, and the other the largest.
- Subtract the smaller number from the larger number.
- Go back to step 2.
If you repeat this process over and over again, you will end up with 495! » Read more