Freeman Dyson Followup Puzzle — solution

In Freeman Dyson Puzzle Solution I asked the follow up question, “What is the smallest integer where you can move the first (most significant) digit to the right, and the result will be exactly half the original number?” The answer is below…

 


 


Maybe it’s a bit of a cheat, but the answer is 105263157894736842. Note that by moving the 1 to the right, you also lose a leading zero, hence the “bit of a cheat” aspect.

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