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## Homework Statement

Im having problem of even starting this question:

"Determine the positive integer N = abcdef such that 6N = defabc"

any ideas?

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Im having problem of even starting this question:

"Determine the positive integer N = abcdef such that 6N = defabc"

any ideas?

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6N doesn't equal N unless it's 0. The only solution is 0 which is not a positive integer.

Or am I missing something really stupid?

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abc = 142 and def = 857

....abc and def are just the digits in the question. but thanks!

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Feldoh, this type of puzzle is what is referred to as a cryptarithm. Letters stand in for digits and the prospective solver is supposed to "decode" the arithmetic problem. In classical form, this problem would be posed as

ABCDEF

x 6

______

DEFABC

The question does not say that 6N = N , but that 6N is a digital rearrangment of N.

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Regardless I think the question could be worded better...

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