Heres the problem:

The tens digit of a two-digit number is 1 more than 3 times the ones digit. Subtracting 45 from the number reverses it. Find the original number.

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- May 19th 2008, 02:12 PMsp0rtskid55find the number
Heres the problem:

The tens digit of a two-digit number is 1 more than 3 times the ones digit. Subtracting 45 from the number reverses it. Find the original number. - May 19th 2008, 02:16 PMangel.white
well,

If the 1's digit is 0, then 3*0+1 = 1, so the number is 10

If the 1's digit is 1, then 3*1+1 = 4, so the number is 41

If the 1's digit is 2, then 3*2+1 = 7, so the number is 72

If the 1's digit is 3, then 3*3+1 = 10, this is not a two digit number, so you are left with the first three cases.

Just check which one meets the criteria of "Subtracting 45 from the number reverses it" - May 19th 2008, 03:22 PMSoroban
Hello, sp0rtskid55!

Let = tens digit

Let = ones digit

The number is: .

Its reversal is: .

Quote:

The tens digit of a two-digit number is 1 more than 3 times the ones digit.

Subtracting 45 from the number reverses it.

Find the original number.

The second equation is: .

Equate to the first equation: .

. . Then: .

Therefore, the original number is**72**.