# Find the missing digits [closed]

How to solve these missing number questions, and what logic should be applied to solve these type of questions?

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– Rubio
Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 20:18
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– Rubio
Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 20:19

8, 1
Logic: The phrasing of the question (number instead of numbers) provides the clue that each pair of digits in a row forms a two-digit number.
So representing the grid as two-digit numbers we have:

73, 46, 19 (delta -27)
11, 9, 7 (delta -2)
52, 42, 32 (delta -10)
99, 50, 1 (delta -49)
67, 82, 97 (delta 15)
15, 48, 81 (delta 33)

• @slvrbld I think the two ways are equivalent: $$c=(a-b)+(d-e) \implies c+e=(a-b)+d \implies e=(a-b)+(d-c) \implies e=(a-b)-(c-d)$$ It doesn't hold in the last case, but it can be fixed by adding some absolute values. Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 16:19