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==Problem 13== | ==Problem 13== | ||
− | A | + | A ''palindrome'' is a number that has the same value when read from left to right or from right to left. (For example 12321 is a palindrome.) Let <math>N</math> be the least three-digit integer which is not a palindrome but which is the sum of three distinct two-digit palindromes. What is the sum of the digits of <math>N</math>? |
<math>\textbf{(A) }2\qquad\textbf{(B) }3\qquad\textbf{(C) }4\qquad\textbf{(D) }5\qquad\textbf{(E) }6</math> | <math>\textbf{(A) }2\qquad\textbf{(B) }3\qquad\textbf{(C) }4\qquad\textbf{(D) }5\qquad\textbf{(E) }6</math> |
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Problem 13
A palindrome is a number that has the same value when read from left to right or from right to left. (For example 12321 is a palindrome.) Let be the least three-digit integer which is not a palindrome but which is the sum of three distinct two-digit palindromes. What is the sum of the digits of ?
Solution 1
All the two digit palindromes are multiples of 11. The least 3 digit integer that is the sum of 2 two digit integers is a multiple of 11. The least 3 digit multiple of 11 is 110. The sum of the digits of 110 is 1 + 1 + 0 = . ~heeeeeeheeeee
Solution 2
We let the two digit palindromes be , , and , which sum to . Now, we can let . This means we are looking for the smallest such that and is not a palindrome. Thus, we test for , which works so , meaning that the sum requested is . ~smartninja2000
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