2014 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 22


A $2$-digit number is such that the product of the digits plus the sum of the digits is equal to the number. What is the units digit of the number?

$\textbf{(A) }1\qquad\textbf{(B) }3\qquad\textbf{(C) }5\qquad\textbf{(D) }7\qquad \textbf{(E) }9$


We can think of the number as $10a+b$, where a and b are digits. Since the number is equal to the product of the digits ($a\cdot b$) plus the sum of the digits ($a+b$), we can say that $10a+b=a\cdot b+a+b$. We can simplify this to $10a=a\cdot b+a$, and factor to $(10)a=(b+1)a$. Dividing by $a$, we have that $b+1=10$. Therefore, the units digit, $b$, is $\boxed{\textbf{(E) }9}$

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