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− | If we divide each number by <math>101</math>, we see a pattern occuring in every 4 numbers. <math>101, 1000001, 10000000001, \dots</math>. We divide <math>2018</math> by <math>4</math> to get <math>504</math> with <math>2</math> left over. | + | If we divide each number by <math>101</math>, we see a pattern occuring in every 4 numbers. <math>101, 1000001, 10000000001, \dots</math>. We divide <math>2018</math> by <math>4</math> to get <math>504</math> with <math>2</math> left over. Looking at our pattern of four numbers from above, the first number is divisible by <math>101</math>. This means that the first of the <math>2</math> left over will be divisible by <math>101</math>, so our answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C) } 505}</math>. |
==Solution 4== | ==Solution 4== |
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Problem
How many of the first numbers in the sequence are divisible by ?
Solution 1
The number is divisible by 101 if and only if . We note that , so the powers of 10 are 4-periodic mod 101. It follows that if and only if .
In the given list, , the desired exponents are , and there are numbers in that list.
Solution 2
Note that for some odd will suffice . Each , so the answer is (AOPS12142015)
Solution 3
If we divide each number by , we see a pattern occuring in every 4 numbers. . We divide by to get with left over. Looking at our pattern of four numbers from above, the first number is divisible by . This means that the first of the left over will be divisible by , so our answer is .
Solution 4
Note that is divisible by , and thus is too. We know that is divisible and isn't so let us start from . We subtract to get 2. Likewise from we subtract, but we instead subtract times or to get . We do it again and multiply the 9's by to get . Following the same knowledge, we can use mod to finish the problem. The sequence will just be subtracting 1, multiplying by 10, then adding 1. Thus the sequence is . Thus it repeats every four. Consider the sequence after the 1st term and we have 2017 numbers. Divide by four to get remainder . Thus the answer is plus the 1st term or .
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See Also
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