Change the numbers on the apples so that the number on the lemon is 88.
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The Lemon Law states that the numbers on the apples are all single digit nonnegative integers. The numbers on the oranges combine the apple numbers as tens and units. The number on the lemon is the sum of the oranges.
Can 88 be made according to the lemon law?
If not, can you prove it?
If it can be, how many different ways can it be done?
Which numbers can be made by the lemon law?
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