May 21, 2010

Holy Number 7!

Math Geeking out



So I came across this really cool anomoly in simple arithmatic.

Pick any number that is a non-multiple of 7.

Now divide it by 7.

I don't know what the answer is to your specific number, but I can tell you one thing for certain. It's a number that repeats these six digits forever: "142857"

Crazy, right?

Go ahead give it a try:

1/7= _____
2/7= _____
3/7= _____
4/7= _____
5/7= _____
6/7= _____
8/7= _____
6,000/7= _____

WILD!

Also, I finally have a new video coming out next Wednesday, so keep an eye out for it.