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− | {{ | + | We can write the two digit number in the form of <math>10a+b</math>; reverse of <math>10a+b</math> is <math>10b+a</math>. The sum of those numbers is: |

+ | <cmath>(10a+b)+(10b+a)=132</cmath><cmath>11a+11b=132</cmath><cmath>a+b=12</cmath> | ||

+ | We can use brute force to find order pairs <math>(a,b)</math> such that <math>a+b=12</math>. Since <math>a</math> and <math>b</math> are both digits, both <math>a</math> and <math>b</math> have to be integers less than <math>10</math>. Thus are ordered pairs are <math>(3,9); (4,8); (5,7); (6,6); (7,5); (8,4); (9,3)</math> or <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B)} 7}</math> ordered pairs |

## Revision as of 09:43, 23 November 2016

11. Determine how many two-digit numbers satisfy the following property: when the number is added to the number obtained by reversing its digits, the sum is

## Solution

We can write the two digit number in the form of ; reverse of is . The sum of those numbers is: We can use brute force to find order pairs such that . Since and are both digits, both and have to be integers less than . Thus are ordered pairs are or ordered pairs