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4. Repetition...

Choose any 3-digit number and repeat it to get a 6-digit number.

For example, if you start with 123 then we have 123123.

Divide by 13
Divide by 11
Divide by 7

Try this for several starting numbers. What do you notice and can you explain why it happens?
 

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The result is the number that you started with.

Note that 7 x 11 x 13 = 1001. If you multiply your 3-digit start number by 1001 you have your 6-digit repetition. Dividing by 13, 11 and 7 is just the opposite of this, so you end up where you started.
 

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