Thursday, August 20, 2009


299 = 13 x 23.

299 is the smallest number whose sum of digits is 20.

299 is a cake number. A cake number is the maximum number of pieces into which a 3-dimensional space can be cut with a given number of plane cuts: 12 cuts produce 299 pieces.

There are
299 composite numbers less than 1000 that are products of two primes.

299 Thora is a main belt asteroid discovered in 1890 by Johann Palisa in Vienna.


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