|Cardinal||one thousand and one|
(one thousand and first)
|Factorization||7 · 11 · 13|
|Divisors||1, 7, 11, 13, 77, 91, 143, 1001|
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Divisibility by 7, 11 and 13
Two properties of 1001 are the basis of a divisibilty test for 7, 11 and 13. The method is along the same lines as the divisibility rule for 11 using the property 10 ≡ −1 (mod 11). The two properties of 1001 are
1001 = 7 × 11 × 13 in prime factors 103 ≡ −1 (mod 1001)
The method simultaneously tests for divisibility by any of the factors of 1001. First, the digits of the number being tested are grouped in blocks of three. The odd numbered groups are summed. The sum of the even numbered groups is then subtracted from the sum of the odd numbered groups. The test number is divisible by 7, 11 or 13 iff the result of the summation is divisible by 7, 11 or 13 respectively.
Number under test, N = 22 872 563 219 Sum of odd groups, So = 219 + 872 = 1091 Sum of even groups, Se = 563 + 22 = 585 Total sum, S = So − Se = 1091 − 585 = 506 506 = 46 × 11
Since 506 is divisible by 11 then N is also divisible by 11. If the total sum is still too large to conveniently test for divisibility, and is longer than three digits, then the algorithm can be repeated to obtain a smaller number.
In other fields
In The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, Scheherazade tells her husband the king a new story every night for 1,001 nights, staving off her execution. From this, 1001 is sometimes used as a generic term for "a very large number", starting with a large number (1000) and going beyond it:
- 1001 uses for...
- 1001 ways to...
In Arabic, this is usually phrased as "one thousand things and one thing", e.g.:
- The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, in Arabic Alf layla wa layla (Arabic: ألف ليلة و ليلة), literally "One thousand nights and a night".
- 1001 thanks is Alf shukran wa shukran (Arabic: ألف شكرا و شكرا): "One thousand thanks and thank you".
1001 was the name of a popular British detergent in the 1960s, supposedly with "1001 uses".
In many cases, including the title Thousand and One Nights, 1001 is meant to indicate a "big number", and need not be taken literally. A book published in 2007 titled 40 Days & 1001 Nights describes a journey through the Islamic World.
There are countless book titles starting with 1001. About twice as many books currently in print start with 1001 as with 1000. This marketing scheme is used to imply that the customer is getting a little extra information beyond books that have only 1000 items. For example:
- 1001 Symbols, by Jack Tresidder
- 1001 Pelargoniums, by Hazel Key
- 1001 Perennials, by Claire Austin
- 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea, by Katie Daynes
- 1001 Animal Quacker Jokes, by Jasmine Birtles
- 1001 Animals to Spot, by G. Doherty
- 1001 Ways to Relax, by Mike George
- 1001 Jokes.
Among them are recent books aiming to introduce significant works in various fields:
- 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
- 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
- 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
- 1001 Battles That Changed The Course Of World History
There are also many film titles starting with 1001. For example:
- 1001 Rezepte eines verliebten Kochs
- 1001 Nights of Pleasure
- 1001 Ways to Kill Yourself
- Bugs Bunny's 1001 Rabbit Tales
There is also a play entitled 1001 by Jason Grote.
The NBA Draft Lottery uses a lottery with 1,001 combinations by selecting four balls out of 14, then disregards the combination 11, 12, 13 and 14 to produce 1,000 outcomes.
- Diane L. Herrmann, Paul J. Sally, Jr., Number, Shape, & Symmetry: An Introduction to Number Theory, Geometry, and Group Theory, p. 159, CRC Press, 2012 ISBN 1466554649.
- David Wells, The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers, p. 126, Penguin UK, 1997 ISBN 0141929405.
- "40 Days & 1001 Nights; One Woman's Dance Through Life in the Islamic World...". Archived from the original on 28 January 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2007.
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