2017 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 7
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Problem
Let be a 6-digit positive integer, such as 247247, whose first three digits are the same as its last three digits taken in the same order. Which of the following numbers must also be a factor of ?
Solution 1
Let Clearly, is divisible by .
Solution 2
We are given one of the numbers that can represent , so we can just try out the options to see which one is a factor of . We get .
Solution 3
To find out when a number is divisible by 11, place plus and minus signs alternatively in front of every digit, then calculate the result. If this result is divisible by 11 (including 0), the number is divisible by 11; otherwise, the number isn’t divisible by 11. In this case, . Because the result is 0, the number 247247 is divisible by 11 and so we get .
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Solution 4
Similar to solution 1, let . To prove it is divisible by 11, we can compute its alternating sum, which is , which is divisible by 11. Therefore, the answer is .
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Solution 5
We can find that all numbers like are divisible by 1001. 1001 is divisible by 11 because when we divide it, we get a whole number. So, the answer is .
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