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A math problem Mom and I found while we were doing out math was impossible to figure out how to do. Could you help, please?

A teacher wrote 2 numbers on the blackboard for his pupils to calculate the product of these two numbers. The last digit, 8 (Aka, the digit in the ones place.) was not written clearly so John mistook it for 6. As a result, the answer he got was 4740, which was wrong. Mary mistook the 8 for 3 and, after doing the problem, got 4695, which was also wrong. What is the correct answer?

A teacher wrote 2 numbers on the blackboard for his pupils to calculate the product of these two numbers. The last digit, 8 (Aka, the digit in the ones place.) was not written clearly so John mistook it for 6. As a result, the answer he got was 4740, which was wrong. Mary mistook the 8 for 3 and, after doing the problem, got 4695, which was also wrong. What is the correct answer?

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