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Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The original number is $10000x + y$. What is the new number in terms of $x$ and $y$? Use the information to write down a Diophantine equation.

 

(The article on Euclid's Algorithm might help with this problem.)