142,857 has a strange property:

1 x 142,857 = 142,857
2 x 142,857 = 285,714
3 x 142,857 = 428,571
4 x 142,857 = 571,428
5 x 142,857 = 714,285
6 x 142,857 = 857,142

each result is some arrangement of 142857. to make this easier to see, look at this:

1 x 142,857 = _____142857
2 x 142,857 = _285714____
3 x 142,857 = 428571_____
4 x 142,857 = ___571428__
5 x 142,857 = ____714285_
6 x 142,857 = __857142___

it's cyclic. my questions are, why 142,857? why did i stop at 6? are there any other like this (dont say 0)?
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I was really bored during my math final so i added 1+20+300+4000+50000+600000+7000000+800000000+900000000

and it was

987654321
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do 1 to 100 then get back to me
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i know you're just in it for the puns, but it's not pure coincidence. i have a book on the subject next to my keyboard.
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111,111,111²=12,345,678,987,654,321
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everything that you've come to expect

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trowzaa submitted something that under further investigation reveals a problem of combinatorics and our decimal system.
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To continue

1²=1
11²=121
111²=12,321
1,111²=1,234,321
etc etc

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I'm pretty sure I've seen a video on this but I don't remember anything. I've multiplied that number by 7 and it's 999999, which is interesting.
If you multiply any amount of 1s (up to 9 o them) with an equal amount, your calculator counts up to the amount of ones you have and then back down. Cool, cool cool cool.
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1 * 9 = 9
2 * 9 = 18, 1 + 8 = 9
3 * 9 = 27, 2 + 7 = 9
4 * 9 = 36, 3 + 6 = 9
5 * 9 = 45, 4 + 5 = 9
6 * 9 = 54, 5 + 4 = 9
7 * 9 = 63, 6 + 3 = 9
8 * 9 = 72, 7 + 2 = 9
9 * 9 = 81, 8 + 1 = 9
10 * 9 = 90, 9 + 0 = 9
1/7 = .142857
2/7 = .285714
3/7 = .428571
4/7 = .571428
5/7 = .714285
6/7 = .857142
7/7 = 1

thats why you stopped at 6

also it's interesting cause the absolutely correct value for 1/7 would be

.142857142857142857142857142857142857142857142857142857142857142857142857142857142857142857

repeating forever
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