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A base-10 integer n can be represented as 32_a in one base and 23_b in another base, where a and b are any integer bases larger than 3. What is the smallest possible sum a+b?

 Jun 10, 2020
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325  =  17

237  =  17

 

5 + 7  =  12

 

Does anyone have a better answer?

 Jun 11, 2020
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I just answered this on a different thread. It is really annoying and rude when people repost with no link.

 

Here is my answer

https://web2.0calc.com/questions/please-help_39621#r1

 Jun 11, 2020

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