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What number am I???

I am a number greater than 99 and less than 1,000. Two of my digits that aren't next to each other are the same. My tens digit could not be greater and it is 1 more than my hundreds digit. What number am I?
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898
 
I am a number greater than 99 and less than 1,000 - so it's a three digit number
Tens digit could not be greater = 9
Tens digit is 1 greater than hundreds digit = 9-1 = 8
Two digits that aren't next to each other are the same, so ones digit = hundreds digit = 8
 

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I'm a bit confused. I think I'm reading your answer as "988".  However, the question says that "two of my digits that aren't next to each other are the same". 
 
BTW, I'm a grandma helping my 3rd grade grandson with this one and it's driving me crazy!  I think the sentence "My tens digit could not be greater (my words ... greater than what?) and it is 1 more than my hundreds digit" simply does not give enough information.  Ugh!
The number is 898, not 988.  9 is the biggest digit you can put in any place in a number - which is why it "can't be bigger"
 
Ones digit = 8
Tens digit = 9
Hundreds digit = 8