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<math>x</math> is at most <math>999</math>, so <math>x+32</math> is at most <math>1031</math>. The minimum value of <math>x+32</math> is <math>1000</math>. However, the only palindrome between <math>1000</math> and <math>1032</math> is <math>1001</math>, which means that <math>x+32</math> must be <math>1001</math>. | <math>x</math> is at most <math>999</math>, so <math>x+32</math> is at most <math>1031</math>. The minimum value of <math>x+32</math> is <math>1000</math>. However, the only palindrome between <math>1000</math> and <math>1032</math> is <math>1001</math>, which means that <math>x+32</math> must be <math>1001</math>. | ||
It follows that <math>x</math> is <math>969</math>, so the sum of the digits is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 24}</math>. | It follows that <math>x</math> is <math>969</math>, so the sum of the digits is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 24}</math>. | ||
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+ | ===Solution 2=== | ||
+ | For <math>x+32</math> to be a four-digit number, <math>x</math> is in between <math>968</math> and <math>999</math>. The palindromes in this range are <math>969</math>, <math>979</math>, <math>989</math>, and <math>999</math>, so the sum of digits of <math>x</math> can be <math>24</math>, <math>25</math>, <math>26</math>, or <math>27</math>. Only <math>\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 24}</math> is an option, and upon checking, <math>x+32=1001</math> is indeed a palindrome. | ||
== See also == | == See also == |
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Problem
A , such as 83438, is a number that remains the same when its digits are reversed. The numbers and are three-digit and four-digit palindromes, respectively. What is the sum of the digits of ?
Solution
Solution 1
is at most , so is at most . The minimum value of is . However, the only palindrome between and is , which means that must be .
It follows that is , so the sum of the digits is .
Solution 2
For to be a four-digit number, is in between and . The palindromes in this range are , , , and , so the sum of digits of can be , , , or . Only is an option, and upon checking, is indeed a palindrome.
See also
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