IE: 8,628,764+(9)=8,628,773

8+6+2+8+7+6+4=(17) and 8+6+2+8+7+7+3=(17)

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IE: 8,628,764+(9)=8,628,773

8+6+2+8+7+6+4=(17) and 8+6+2+8+7+7+3=(17)

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The easiest explanation of why it works uses arithmetic modulo 9.

The easiest explanation of why it works uses arithmetic modulo 9.

Need to allow for two other situations:Adding 9 is the same as adding 10 and subtracting 1. That is, the tens position goes up 1 and the units digit does down by 1 and the net result is 0

e.g. 793 + 9 = 802 and

e.g. 760 + 9 = 769