Updated on March 11, 2019

#### Numerical Palindrome

A palindrome reads the same forward and backward.

**1001 ** and **123454321** are numerical Palindromes.

#### Value of a number

The value of a number in positional notation depends upon the base or radix.

In the Decimal system (with Base Ten), 1001 has a value of a thousand and one.

In the Binary system (with Base Two), 1001 has a value of 9.

#### Folklore

“One Thousand and One Nights” (also known as Arabian Nights) is from the Arabic Folklore.

Scheherazade told **1001** stories to defer her death. Grapevine says that she succeeded in raising (possibly three) children.

#### Beauty of numbers

This is a story that I read many years ago.

**Ramanujan **was highly **interested** in Mathematics and ignored other subjects in College. He ended up as an employee in a post office. He was **bold **enough to send his **handwritten notes** to **Professor Hardy** of Cambridge University, who sponsored him.

Ramanujan later fell gravely ill. Professor Hardy went to see him in a hospital. He supposedly told Ramanujan that he rode a taxi cab with **1729 **on its license.

Ramanujan replied, “That is an **interesting** number. It is the smallest number that can be represented as the sum of two cubes in two ways.”

1729 = 729 + 1000 = 9*9*9 + 10*10*10

1729 = 1 + 1728 = 1*1*1 + 12*12*12

Ramanujan’s writings are still being studied and refined by Mathematicians.

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