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What is the math behind a private key BASE58 (P2PKH)

Using this link I can understand something about a private key BASE58 (P2PKH): "such encodings will always yield a 51-character string that starts with ‘5’, or more specifically, either ‘5H’, ‘5J’, or ‘5K’." So let’s say I have this model of private key: 5J1111111111111111111111111111111111110111111222222 I know that is not a valid private key because I […]