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    That Three!

    There is an integer whose first digit is 3 having the property that if you take the 3 from the beginning of the number and place it at the end, you will have multiplied the original number by 3/2. What is the number?
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    Re: That Three!

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>3529411764705</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: That Three!

    Gotcha! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>I think you probably copy and pasted and missed something along the way. 3529411764705 X 3/2 = 5294117647057.5 doesn't quite work out.</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: That Three!

    No, the limited accuracy of my calculator. So I had to do it on paper.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>3,529,411,764,705,882</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: That Three!

    Yep, that's it - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>What's an Excel'er doing with a calculator anyway. And paper, Oh My !!!!</font color=yellow></span hi> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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