# CAT Number Systems - Fun question based on Armstrong numbers

Question

A 3-digit Armstrong number is a three-digit number where the number is equal to the sum of the cubes of the three digits. Give a few Armstrong numbers.

Explanation

To start with, be clear that CAT does not ask questions like these. You do not need to know what Armstrong number are; nor do you need to know how to get these to crack these exam. This is just a fun question to do some trial and error with.

The 3-digit Armstrong numbers are 153, 370, 371 and 407, obtained mostly by trial and error (although a lil scientifically)
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## Oct 8, 2014

### CAT Number Systems - Fun question based on Armstrong numbers

Question

A 3-digit Armstrong number is a three-digit number where the number is equal to the sum of the cubes of the three digits. Give a few Armstrong numbers.

Explanation

To start with, be clear that CAT does not ask questions like these. You do not need to know what Armstrong number are; nor do you need to know how to get these to crack these exam. This is just a fun question to do some trial and error with.

The 3-digit Armstrong numbers are 153, 370, 371 and 407, obtained mostly by trial and error (although a lil scientifically)