Archive for April 12th, 2008

Moving the 6

April 12, 2008

George Mach posed this problem to one of his classes (out at Cal Poly SLO in California), and my dad passed it along for posting here. The answer may be surprising, in the sense that it’s not something that can be easily guessed. Here’s the question:

Find a whole number ending in 6 which is doubled if you move the 6 from the end to the beginning. (e.g. the number 316 almost works because 631 is close to the double of 316, but not quite)

I’ll post the answer here tomorrow…. The answer is past the jump!