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Which multiple of 9? (Posted on 2010-09-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
It is a well known fact that if you permute the digits of a number the difference will be a multiple of 9.

Define the sequence D, where D(n) is the smallest positive value that can be increased by 9n through a permutation of its digits. No leading zeroes are allowed so the first term is D(1)=12 not 10

1) Find the next 14 terms of D.

2) Note D(8) is the greatest n with two digits. What is the greatest n with 3, 4, 5, ... digits?

3) There are some numbers a, b such that a≠b but D(a)=D(b). Prove there are infinitely many such pairs.

4) Sometimes D(n)>9n and sometimes D(n)<9n. Prove that both cases happen an infinity of times.
5) Are there any values of n such that D(n)=9n?

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  Subject Author Date
Part 5Jer2010-09-26 21:11:14
Some ThoughtsPart 4: More guessing. Spoiler?Steve Herman2010-09-18 15:31:29
Some ThoughtsPart 3: Still guessing. Spoiler?Steve Herman2010-09-18 15:17:19
Some ThoughtsPart 2: Revised guess. Spoiler?Steve Herman2010-09-18 15:07:23
re: Part 2: Guess? Spoiler?Charlie2010-09-18 12:53:11
Some ThoughtsPart 2: Guess? Spoiler?Steve Herman2010-09-18 12:07:42
re: A start: part 1 extended--D(2) thru D(55)Charlie2010-09-17 17:40:45
Some ThoughtsA start: part 1 extended--D(2) thru D(55)Charlie2010-09-17 17:28:18
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