## Well That's...Something: 1 Divided By 998001

Dividing 1 by 998001 gives every three digit number from 001 to 999 in order. Dividing 1 by 9801 will give every two digit number from 01 to 99 in order. Ooooooor you can type in 5318008 and show it to everyone upside down and we'll all have a laugh about it in Algebra before going back to playing drug dealer on our TI-82s (I went to high school in the 90's, kids -- we didn't have T-1000's or whatever the hell they're up to now).

Thanks to Donald, who felt obligated to include the whole joke equation that yields '55378008' in his tip and I don't blame him.

• April 19, 2013
This is astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrating what happens when you wring a washcloth out in space. It's completely different (read: cooler) than what happens here on boring old earth. Also, who the hell uses washcloths anymore -- this is 2011, folks. "2013." Right. This i...
• April 3, 2013
This is the OLS House designed by architectural studio J. Mayer H. and built near Stuttgart, Germany. It's supposed to like a dinosaur head. I would live there, and I would insist on not having a numbered street address. Because if "the house that looks like a dinosaur head"...
• March 28, 2013
This is a time lapse video of iron-infused silly putty swallowing a rare earth magnet over the span of an hour and a half (similar to this one I posted a while back but different because that one I posted a long time ago and this one I'm posting today). It's the kind of thing ...
• Not really any magic, when you do the conversion of the repeating decimal 0.00010203...9596979900010203...95969799 ... you get 1020304...95969799 / 9999999...9999999 which just so happens to have so many common factors in the numerator and denominator that it simplifies to 1/998001.

• The nerd in me got giddy reading this...Love little math tidbits like this.

• If I did this 10 years ago when I was bored in class, it's not news...

• 1/243 also gives a nice pattern.  (Credit goes to Richard Feynman)

• i have a T-Infinity and Beyond

• Mikko Rahikka

nope, 998 is missing, the same thing with 98 in the other decimal expansion

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• The Boss

some people just see the pattern and assume it is followedfor every other number without any sort of proof bc he was playing some 5*8pixel resolution game instead of paying attention in math.