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Please Explain

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Take a look at the two multiplications below. What do you notice?

$32 \times 46 = 1472$
$23 \times 64 = 1472$

The digits in this multiplication have been reversed, and the answer has stayed the same!

Is this surprising? Can you find other examples where this happens?

What do you notice about the pairs of two digit numbers that produce this special result?