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The number <math>n</math> can be written in base <math>14</math> as <math>\underline{a}\text{ }\underline{b}\text{ }\underline{c}</math>, can be written in base <math>15</math> as <math>\underline{a}\text{ }\underline{c}\text{ }\underline{b}</math>, and can be written in base <math>6</math> as <math>\underline{a}\text{ }\underline{c}\text{ }\underline{a}\text{ }\underline{c}\text{ }</math>, where <math>a > 0</math>. Find the base-<math>10</math> representation of <math>n</math>. | The number <math>n</math> can be written in base <math>14</math> as <math>\underline{a}\text{ }\underline{b}\text{ }\underline{c}</math>, can be written in base <math>15</math> as <math>\underline{a}\text{ }\underline{c}\text{ }\underline{b}</math>, and can be written in base <math>6</math> as <math>\underline{a}\text{ }\underline{c}\text{ }\underline{a}\text{ }\underline{c}\text{ }</math>, where <math>a > 0</math>. Find the base-<math>10</math> representation of <math>n</math>. | ||
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We have these equations: | We have these equations: | ||
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Then we know <math>3a+b=22</math>. | Then we know <math>3a+b=22</math>. | ||
− | Taking the first two equations we see that <math>29a+ | + | Taking the first two equations we see that <math>29a+14c=13b</math>. Combining the two gives <math>a=4, c=10</math>. Then we see that <math>222 \times 4+37 \times1=\boxed{925}</math>. |
==Solution 2== | ==Solution 2== |
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Problem
The number can be written in base as , can be written in base as , and can be written in base as , where . Find the base- representation of .
Solution 1
We have these equations: . Taking the last two we get . Because otherwise , and , .
Then we know . Taking the first two equations we see that . Combining the two gives . Then we see that .
Solution 2
We know that . Combining the first and third equations give that , or The second and third gives , or We can have , but only falls within the possible digits of base . Thus , , and thus you can find which equals . Thus, our answer is .
Video Solution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVtbD8x9fCM ~Shreyas S
See Also
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