**John shifted the decimal point of a number twice to the left to obtain a new number. The difference between the new number and the original number was 136.62.**

**a) How many times the new number is the original number?**

**b) What is the sum of the 2 numbers?**

**Solution**

**a)**

**Answer: 100 times**

**b)**

Original number --> 1 unit

New number --> 100 units

100 units - 1 unit --> 136.62

99 units --> 136.62

99 units --> 136.62

1 unit --> 136.62 divided by 99 = 1.38

Sum of the two numbers

--> 100 units + 1 unit = 101 units

101 units --> 101 x 1.38 = 139.38

**Answer: 139.38**

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