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How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits

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How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2013, 23:09
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How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits are there, which are not multiples of 10?

A. 576
B. 520
C. 504
D. 432
E. 348
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Re: How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2013, 00:46
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Re: How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2013, 23:21
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aparnaharish wrote:
How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits are there, which are not multiples of 10?

A. 576
B. 520
C. 504
D. 432
E. 348


A number not to be a multiple of 10 should not have the units digit of 0.

XXX

9 options for the first digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive).
8 options for the third digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive minus the one we used for the first digit).
8 options for the second digit (from 0 to 9 inclusive minus 2 digits we used for the first and the third digits)

9*8*8=576.

Answer: A.
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Re: How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2013, 23:59
Bunuel wrote:
aparnaharish wrote:
How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits are there, which are not multiples of 10?

A. 576
B. 520
C. 504
D. 432
E. 348


A number not to be a multiple of 10 should not have the units digit of 0.

XXX

9 options for the first digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive).
8 options for the third digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive minus the one we used for the first digit).
8 options for the second digit (from 0 to 9 inclusive minus 2 digits we used for the first and the third digits)

9*8*8=576.

Answer: A.


Hi Bunuel,

why is this solution wrong?
9C1 options for the first digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive).
9C1 options for the Second digit (from 0 to 9 inclusive minus the one we used for the first digit).
7C1 options for the third digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive minus 2 digits we used for the first and the second digits)

Which gives
9*9*7=567

Where i am wrong???

Thanks in Advance,
Rrsnathan.
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Re: How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2013, 00:02
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rrsnathan wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
aparnaharish wrote:
How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits are there, which are not multiples of 10?

A. 576
B. 520
C. 504
D. 432
E. 348


A number not to be a multiple of 10 should not have the units digit of 0.

XXX

9 options for the first digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive).
8 options for the third digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive minus the one we used for the first digit).
8 options for the second digit (from 0 to 9 inclusive minus 2 digits we used for the first and the third digits)

9*8*8=576.

Answer: A.


Hi Bunuel,

why is this solution wrong?
9C1 options for the first digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive).
9C1 options for the Second digit (from 0 to 9 inclusive minus the one we used for the first digit).
7C1 options for the third digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive minus 2 digits we used for the first and the second digits)

Which gives
9*9*7=567

Where i am wrong???

Thanks in Advance,
Rrsnathan.


If the second digit is 0, then you'll have 8 not 7 options for the third digit.

Hope it's clear.
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Re: How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2013, 09:21
Bunuel wrote:
aparnaharish wrote:
How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits are there, which are not multiples of 10?

A. 576
B. 520
C. 504
D. 432
E. 348

A number not to be a multiple of 10 should not have the units digit of 0.

XXX

9 options for the first digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive).
8 options for the third digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive minus the one we used for the first digit).
8 options for the second digit (from 0 to 9 inclusive minus 2 digits we used for the first and the third digits)

9*8*8=576.

Answer: A.

Hi Bunuel,

why is this solution wrong?
9C1 options for the first digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive).
9C1 options for the Second digit (from 0 to 9 inclusive minus the one we used for the first digit).
7C1 options for the third digit (from 1 to 9 inclusive minus 2 digits we used for the first and the second digits)

Which gives
9*9*7=567

Where i am wrong???

Thanks in Advance,
Rrsnathan.


If the second digit is 0, then you'll have 8 not 7 options for the third digit.

Hope it's clear.

It will still be wrong it is 9*9*8 and not 9*8*8...
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Re: How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2014, 03:26
Shouldn't it be 9x9x8?
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Re: How many 3 digit positive integers with distinct digits [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2014, 03:32
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