RE: virus: hey Eric

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 30 Mar 1999 10:22:31 -0800

100x + 10y + z -

( x + 10y + 100z) =

99 (x-z).

You've completely lost y, and the only thing you know is the difference between x and z. So the answer is no.

Richard Brodie
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-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Jim
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 10:07 AM
Subject: virus: hey Eric

Could you help me with a bit of math. If I take a three digit number then reveres it so now I have the original number and a new number generated from its reversal and then subtract the larger number from the smaller. Is it possible to tell what the starting number was just from the answer. Thanks for your time