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Re: Finding extra digit

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  • Subject: [mg54001] Re: [mg53955] Finding extra digit
  • From: yehuda ben-shimol <benshimo at>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 00:45:31 -0500 (EST)
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I'm not sure if you are looking for the first different digit or all of 
them, but the following will give you the second option
For example (be careful, this holds only if both n1 and n2 have the same 
number of digits)
n1 = 111111111111111122222334;
n2 = 111111111511111122222334;
Position[MapThread[Equal, IntegerDigits /@ {n1, n2}], False] // Flatten
Will give you all the locations of different digits (in base 10).
For the specific example it will be {10} (the 10'th digit is different).


Zak Seidov wrote:

>Dear Math gurus,
>please help!
>What is an easy way to find extra digit in the integer n2,
>which differs from integer n1
>EXACTLY by ONE digit.
>I use a very dirt program,
>but guess that you can suggest smth (much) better.
>Thanks a lot,
>and please mail me your help
>seidovzf at

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