2019 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 13
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 .
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