I have a number machine.
I say x gives y if when x goes in, y comes out.
For any numbers x and y, by "xy" I mean x followed by y.
Here are my two rules.
1x gives x.
For example, 13 gives 3.
If x gives y, then 2x gives yy.
For example, 213 gives 33 since 13 gives 3.
What is a number that gives itself?
(In reply to re: Solution
What's with the last line: "This number must be 21, so 121 gives itself"?
The line preceding that gave a correct answer, "2121 gives 2121".
Posted by Charlie
on 2003-06-08 05:02:57