When adding 1996 and 1997 – the result is 3993 –where we observe that, we add 6 and 7 first getting 3 in the first rightmost column and carrying 1 over to the second column. In the same vein, we obseve that- there are three carries in total in the said addition.
Determine the minimum value of a positive integer C such that when we add 1996*C and 1997*C, there do not arise any carry throughout the entire calculation.
Does there exist an infinite number of values of C satisfying the given conditions?
Give reasons for your answer.