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What is the sum of digits of number 10^28 – 28?

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What is the sum of digits of number 10^28 - 28?

(A) 227
(B) 228
(C) 236
(D) 237
(E) 243
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100=10^2
1000=10^3.
so 100-28=72 . so sum= 9
1000-28=972. sum= 9+9
so 10^28= 9+9+9......27times( i.e 28 -1 times)= 27*9=243
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arjtryarjtry wrote:
What is the sum of digits of number 10^28-28?
(A) 227
(B) 228
(C) 236
(D) 237
(E) 243


It will be 9*26+7+2 = 243

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i dont quite follow ... isnt 10^28 just 1 followed by 28 zeroes ... i.e. the sum of the digits of that number would be just 1, no ?
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i dont quite follow ... isnt 10^28 just 1 followed by 28 zeroes ... i.e. the sum of the digits of that number would be just 1, no ?


Its 10^28 - 28 So number will be 26 9s followed by 72 whose sum is 243
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What is the sum of digits of number 10^28 – 28?

(A) 227
(B) 228
(C) 236
(D) 237
(E) 243
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1000-28=972
for 3 zeroes = 9+7+2
for 28 zeroes = 26*9+7+2=27*9=..3
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\(10^{28}-28\)

This expression will give all 9's with 72 at the end

99999999......72

Addition of all 9's with 72 will always give a number which is divisible by 9

Only option E = 243 stands out

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What is the sum of digits of number 10^28 – 28?

(A) 227
(B) 228
(C) 236
(D) 237
(E) 243


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What is the sum of digits of number 10^28 - 28?

(A) 227
(B) 228
(C) 236
(D) 237
(E) 243


Such question may very well be dealth with Induction method

\(10^2-28 = 100-28 = 72\) i.e. no digit as 9 and last two digits are 7 and 2

\(10^3-28 = 1000-28 = 972\) i.e. One digit as 9 and last two digits are 7 and 2

\(10^4-28 = 10000-28 = 9972\) i.e. Two digits as 9 and last two digits are 7 and 2

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\(10^{28}-28 =\) Twenty six digits as 9 and last two digits are 7 and 2

i.e.e Sum of digits \(= 26*9 +7+2 = 243\)

Answer: Option E
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