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A company has assigned a distinct 3-digit code number to each of its 330 employees. Each code number was formed from the digits 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and no digit appears more than once in any one code number. How many unassigned code numbers are there?

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Total of 8 distinct digits.
Number of distinct 3 digit numbers that can be formed are 8*7*6 = 336.

Number of employees = 330.
6 code numbers are unassigned.

A is the answer.
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Total no. of codes possible is \(8*7*6 = 336\)

Since it's a three digit code, the first number can be selected in 8 ways from the given numbers. As no digit repeats in a code, the second digit can be selected in 7 ways and the third digit in 6 ways. So a total of 336 codes are possible.

Now for 330 employees, the codes are assigned and the remaining 6 are unused.

OPTION : \(A\)
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Given:
    • Number of employees = 330 = number of 3-digit codes assigned
    • Each code was formed from the digits, {2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}
    • No digit appears more than once in any code number

To find:
    • The number of unassigned code numbers

Approach and Working:
    • Total number of 3-digit code numbers formed using the digits, {2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9} without any repetition are 8 * 7 * 6 = 336
    • Therefore, number of unassigned codes are 336 – 330 = 6

Hence, the correct answer is Option A

Answer: A

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