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− | + | Note that the only positive 2-digit palindromes are multiples of 11, namely <math>11, 22, \ldots, 99</math>. Since <math>N</math> is the sum of 2-digit palindromes, <math>N</math> is necessarily a multiple of 11. The smallest 3-digit multiple of 11 which is not a palindrome is 110, so <math>N=110</math> is a candidate solution. We must check that 110 can be written as the sum of three distinct 2-digit palindromes; this suffices as <math>110=77+22+11</math>. Then <math>N = 110</math>, and the sum of the digits of <math>N</math> is <math>1+1+0 = \boxed{\textbf{(A) }2}</math>. | |
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Revision as of 02:23, 27 November 2019
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
Note that the only positive 2-digit palindromes are multiples of 11, namely . Since is the sum of 2-digit palindromes, is necessarily a multiple of 11. The smallest 3-digit multiple of 11 which is not a palindrome is 110, so is a candidate solution. We must check that 110 can be written as the sum of three distinct 2-digit palindromes; this suffices as . Then , and the sum of the digits of is .
See Also
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