# Problem #1659

 1659 In multiplying two positive integers $a$ and $b$, Ron reversed the digits of the two-digit number $a$. His erroneous product was $161$. What is the correct value of the product of $a$ and $b$? $\textbf{(A)}\ 116 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 161 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 204 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 214 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 224$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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