All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars
 perplexus dot info

 Four Digit Arithmetic (Posted on 2016-10-11)
Each of A, B and C is a positive integer in arithmetic sequence, with A < B < C such that the last four digits in the base ten expansion of A*B*C is 2016.

Determine the three smallest values of A+B+C

 No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta No Rating

Comments: ( Back to comment list | You must be logged in to post comments.)
 re: computer solution Comment 2 of 2 |
(In reply to computer solution by Charlie)

Trying to solve it without software, I've assumed possibility of the 1st triplet to produce P=A*B*C=2016.

Since the last digit of A   could be 1,3,6, or 8 only  and  B could be easily  determined  to fit P, I've tested the cases of A below 10.

The 1st trial produced 1,32,63 and very quickly   I have reached the conclusion that the next 2 triplets must produce products bigger than 10000.

As usual - the computer wins.

 Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2016-10-11 22:13:37

 Search: Search body:
Forums (0)