2017 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 7

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Problem 7

Let $Z$ 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 $Z$?

$\textbf{(A) }11\qquad\textbf{(B) }19\qquad\textbf{(C) }101\qquad\textbf{(D) }111\qquad\textbf{(E) }1111$

Solution

Let $Z = \overline{ABCABC} = 1001 \cdot \overline{ABC} = 7 \cdot 11 \cdot 13 \cdot \overline{ABC}.$ Clearly, $Z$ is divisible by $\boxed{\textbf{(A)}\ 11}$.

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