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Interesting property with 9

I want to get clarified with numbers ending with 9. I have considered 2 digit numbers and not extending it further as of now.

If we have 2 digit numbers of the form 10a + b and ending with 9,

Then, \(ab + a+b= 10a+b \).

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7 months, 2 weeks ago

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I assume that \(a\) is a single digit positive integer and \(b\) is a non-negative single digit integer, then obviously \(b=9\) and so your equation holds true. Pi Han Goh · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Pi Han Goh Yes..I considered only 2 digit numbers. I need to know how it works! Ashwin K · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashwin K After you know that \(b=9\), what happens when you substitute \(b=9\) into the equation \(ab + a +b = 10a + b\)? Pi Han Goh · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Pi Han Goh consider any single digit value for a,

For instance a =1, the equation becomes 1*9 + 1 + 9 = 19 = 10(1) + 9 = 19. Ashwin K · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashwin K You can do that as well for \(a=2,3,\ldots,9\), but that is tiresome.

I asked you to substitute \(b=9\) alone only, nothing else. What happens to the equation \(ab+ab+b=10a+b\) after you substitute \(b=9\)? Pi Han Goh · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Pi Han Goh Got you. both side equations are becoming equal. Can we extend this for 3 digit numbers. Do u have any idea? Ashwin K · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashwin K Hmmm, yes we can, by assuming your last digit is already given, then you can make up any equation as you like. But I doubt any of these identity are useful, because it is too specific and are not applicable in the first place. Pi Han Goh · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Pi Han Goh 9 always been a magic number. Knowing it's property will always be handy. I made up this note after solving a problem of this kind. Ashwin K · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashwin K No, it's not. What is so special about 9? Pi Han Goh · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Pi Han Goh It is magical number because we consider base 10 in our number system and thus last number '9' has to be Special. In general, last digit in that number system will carry special properties. Ashwin K · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashwin K That made no sense, I could call the number 8 special because "the second last number '8' has to be special". Pi Han Goh · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Pi Han Goh There are interesting properties on it buddy. This is not my judgement. I think I am not convincing you. Just Google it for yourselves and check. Ashwin K · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashwin K The number 8 also has interesting properties. Pi Han Goh · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Pi Han Goh Wow..let me know that. Ashwin K · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashwin K Read up application of divisibility rules. Pi Han Goh · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Pi Han Goh Cool..I agree all numbers got it's own properties. Ashwin K · 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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