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A repunit is a number consisting only of the digit 1, such as 111 and 11111. Find the number of digits in the smallest repunit divisible by 21 and 9.

 Mar 2, 2021
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to do this, all we have to know is the divisible by 7 trick and the divisible by 9 trick. the divisible by 7 trick is where you take away the last digit then multiply it by two, then subtract that number from the original number, and repeat. the divisible by 9 trick is if the digits sum up to a mulitple of 9. now, you can just go with trial and error, and the lowest repunit divisible by both 21 and 9 is 111,111,111,111,111,111, which contains $\boxed{18}$ digits.

 Mar 2, 2021
edited by SparklingWater2  Mar 2, 2021

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