When you subtract a 2-digit number from a 3-digit number, the difference is 473. What are the numbers?
The initial number is a 3-digit number,
#x - y = 473#
Plug in any two digit number for
#x - 33 = 473#
#x = 473 + 33#
#x = 506#
As you can see, you can use a multitude of different numbers, as long as they satisfy the requirements.
Assuming that the 2-digit number is positive, there are 90 possible pairs of numbers.
The positive 2-digit numbers are
he 3-digit number must be
If a negative 2-digit number is allowed, then there are 90 more pairs