# I Heart Chaos: Fun with math: Dividing one by 998001 yields a surprising result

I Heart Chaos: Fun with math: Dividing one by 998001 yields a surprising result

There’s all sorts of magic to be had with numbers, and many mathematicians have made entire careers in finding these little tricks that are mostly useless, but fun anyway. Unfortunately, a lot of calculators are going to truncate the results of this trick, but if you manage to get a hold of one that doesn’t, solving 1/998001 will generate all the three digit numbers from 000 to 999. And in order, no less. If you’re a fan of this kind of math fun, solving 1/9801 will generate all the consecutive two digit numbers.