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How many three-digit integers are not divisible by 3 ?

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How many three-digit integers are not divisible by 3 ?

A. 599
B. 600
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D. 602
E. 603
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gmatcracker2010 wrote:
How many three-digit integers are not divisible by 3 ?



* 599
* 600
* 601
* 602
* 603

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CAn somebody please explain>?


Total 3 digit numbers: \(999-100+1=900\).
Multiples of 3 in the range 100-999: \(\frac{999-102}{3}+1=300\) (check this: totally-basic-94862.html#p730075).

{Total} - {# multiples of 3} = {# of not multiples of 3} --> \(900-300=600\).

Answer: B.

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What are our three-digit numbers?
\(100\) to \(999\)

How many numbers from 1 to 999 are divisible by 3?
\(\frac{999}{3}=333\)
999-333 = 666 numbers NOT divisible by 3

How many numbers from 1 to 99 are divisible by 3?
\(\frac{99}{3}=33\)
99-33 = 66 numbers NOT divisible by 3

\(666-66=600\) numbers are NOT divisible by 3 from 100 to 999

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Re: How many three-digit integers are not divisible by 3 ? [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2015, 08:01
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We can probably tag Sequence (Arithmetic Sequence) also in this.
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Re: How many three-digit integers are not divisible by 3 ? [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2015, 10:48
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Hi All,

While the original post goes back about 5 years (so a question such as this could very well have been edited/updated during that time), the 'intent' of the question is to ask about POSITIVE 3-digit integers (and not all 3-digit integers, which would include negative integers).

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