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 Move the 3, Triple the number (Posted on 2004-03-01)
If you moved the 3 at the end of a certain large number to the beginning, it would be the same as multiplying it by 3. What is the number?

 Submitted by Gamer Rating: 3.2000 (5 votes) Solution: (Hide) 1,034,482,758,620,689,655,172,413,793 Figuring this from right to left is one method: 3 x 3 + 0 = (0)9 9 x 3 + 0 = (2)7 7 x 3 + 2 = (2)3 3 x 3 + 2 = (1)1 1 x 3 + 1 = (0)4 continuing on until: 3 x 3 + 1 = (1)0 0 x 3 + 1 = (0)1 1 x 3 + 0 = (0)3 Since we are at (0)3, we are back where we started from, so this must be the answer.

 Subject Author Date Puzzle Solution K Sengupta 2008-03-21 12:59:35 answer K Sengupta 2007-06-28 23:01:10 re(2): complete set of answers, mathy reasoning *** correction #2 empraptor 2004-03-04 14:31:13 re(2): Standard solution Federico Kereki 2004-03-04 11:37:01 re: complete set of answers, mathy reasoning *** correction empraptor 2004-03-04 03:44:36 complete set of answers, mathy reasoning empraptor 2004-03-04 03:33:39 re(5): Standard solution Richard 2004-03-02 19:34:22 re(4): Standard solution Charlie 2004-03-02 15:46:41 re(3): Standard solution Richard 2004-03-02 11:50:29 re(2): Standard solution Charlie 2004-03-02 08:34:50 re: Standard solution Richard 2004-03-02 01:10:08 Standard solution Federico Kereki 2004-03-01 12:00:48 Longhand... DJ 2004-03-01 11:52:19 re: another method--computer-assisted Charlie 2004-03-01 10:49:02 LET'S FIND IT Ady TZIDON 2004-03-01 10:45:05 another method--computer-assisted Charlie 2004-03-01 10:44:05 Solution retiarius 2004-03-01 10:32:08

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