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Several86" gave §-n\+n-\-\= 1.. .1 forn^9, with generalization to any base.
E. J. Moulton87 found the number of positive integers with r-f-1 digits fewer than p of which are unity (or zero). L. O'Shaughnessy88 found the number of positive integers < 10e which contain the digit 9 exactly r times.
Books89 on mathematical recreations may be consulted.
F. A. Halliday90 considered numbers N formed by annexing the digits of B to the right of A, such that N= (A+B)2, as for 81= (8+1)2. Set N=A'lQn+B. Then A(10n-'l) = (A+B)(A+.B-1), so that it is a question of the factors of 10n—1.
*J. J. Osana91 discussed numbers of two and three digits. E. Gelin92 listed 450 problems, many being on digits.
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