Puzzle #114: 1978

This is a puzzle for the number buffs that I found on http://www.mindcipher.com

The year 1978 is such that the sum of the first two digits and the latter two digits is equal to the middle two digits, i.e. 19 + 78 = 97. What is the next year (after 1978) for which this is true? (please do not write computer programs to solve)

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Happy year hunting!

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7 Responses to Puzzle #114: 1978

  1. Ravi Kabra says:

    next 2307, 2417, 2527…
    previous 1868, 1758, 1648..

  2. Manphul budania says:

    2417, 2527, 2637 and so on
    Considering abcd be the year we get- ab + cd = bc where a,b,c and d are digits.
    Two scenarios b + d = c OR b + d = 1c
    It can’t be 2c since sum of two single digits cannot exceed 18.
    If b+d=c, then a+c=b solving both a+d=0, no valid solutions.
    Therefore, we move to next scenario i.e, b+d=1c and a+c+1=b , solving we get a+d=9. Henceforth, substituting value of a=2,3.. and so we can come to our solution.

  3. Chandu Karan says:


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