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# What Year Am I?

In the month of May, mathematician Maria Gaerana was born in Italy. Maria was a gifted child who spoke more than a dozen languages by age nine. Her love however was mathematics, and even in a time when women were not educated, she became famous for her published books on mathematics. Solve the following to find out what year she was born.

The two digit number formed by my tens and units is one greater than the two digit number formed by my thousands and hundreds digits; their sum is 35.

What year am I? __ __ __ __

The two digit number formed by my tens and units is one greater than the two digit number formed by my thousands and hundreds digits; their sum is 35.

What year am I? __ __ __ __

### Hint

You don't have to find the remainder.### Answer

To find the digits you have to first divide then subtract.1) 35/2 = 17

2) 35-17 =18

Therefore, the year is 1718.

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