A positive integer K is written on a blackboard. When its rightmost digit is erased, the number remaining is K / 14. What number is K? Find all possibilities
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Given a number K, let the last digit be "a". Thus we know that $\displaystyle \frac{K-a}{10} = \frac{K}{14}$. This leads to the equation $\displaystyle K = \frac{7}{2}a$.Originally Posted by Chuck_3000
Now, K must be a multiple of 14. Thus a can take on the values 0, 2, 4, 6, 8. Thus the only possible K values are 0, 7, 14, 21, 28. Of these only two are divisible by 14, so the answers are 14 and 28.
-Dan