2006 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 24

Problem

In the multiplication problem below $A$, $B$, $C$, $D$ and are different digits. What is $A+B$?

\[\begin{array}{cccc}& A & B & A\\ \times & & C & D\\ \hline C & D & C & D\\ \end{array}\]

$\textbf{(A)}\ 1\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 2\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 3\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 4\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 9$

Video solution

https://youtu.be/7an5wU9Q5hk?t=3080

Solution

$CDCD = CD \cdot 101$, so $ABA = 101$. Therefore, $A = 1$ and $B = 0$, so $A+B=1+0=\boxed{\textbf{(A)}\ 1}$.

See Also

2006 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 23
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Problem 25
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