## 31 July, 2012

### The Number 9 Always Returns To Itself

A few days back I published a post about the coincidence of the number 9. It was a story from someone called Wayne and in the end it turned out not to be true. But if got me pondering the number 9!

My pondering (it's perfectly legal if you are a responsible adult) led me to something I wasn't aware of about the number 9.

To the Chinese nine is said to be an enormously auspicious number because it represents the fullness of heaven and earth but this isn't the bit I didn't know.

What I found out was that nine multiplied by any number and then reduced to a single digit always adds up to nine.

Here's some examples:

9 x 11 = 99 : 9 + 9 = 18 : 1 + 8 = 9

9 x 34 = 306 : 3 + 0 + 6 = 9

9 x 128 = 1152 : 1 + 1 + 5 + 2 = 9

9 x 5637 = 50733 : 5 + 0 + 7 + 3 + 3 = 18 : 1 + 8 + 9

It's interesting that even when things go wrong, as with the post I published, there is always something of interest to be derived from the situation.

Not sure what good it is me (or you) knowing that nine multiplied by any number always reduces down to 9 but, you never know, one day it could come in useful.

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