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A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition

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A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition is formed.All the possible numbers so formed are added and the sum is equal to P, which of the following is the value of P?

A.133200
B.123320
C.133220
D.133320
E.None of these.
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DH99 wrote:
A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition is formed.All the possible numbers so formed are added and the sum is equal to P, which of the following is the value of P?

A.133200
B.123320
C.133220
D.133320
E.None of these.


hi..
what will be the SUM of digits in each..
in each position, each of 3,4,6,7 will stay for 3! ways...WHY?
say 3 is in units digit... how many such number are possible..
thousands digit.. any of 3
humdreds digit.. any of remaining 2
tens digit remaining one
units digit.. digit 3

so \(3*2*1=3!=6\)..

so SUM is \(6*(3+4+6+7)=120..\)

so number = 120*thousand+120*hundred+120*ten+120*one=120*1000+120*100+120*10+120*1=133320
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A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition is formed.All the possible numbers so formed are added and the sum is equal to P, which of the following is the value of P?

A.133200
B.123320
C.133220
D.133320
E.None of these.


least value=3,467
greatest value=7,643
3,467+7,643=11,110
11,110/2=5,555
4*6*5,555=133,320
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DH99 wrote:
A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition is formed.All the possible numbers so formed are added and the sum is equal to P, which of the following is the value of P?

A.133200
B.123320
C.133220
D.133320
E.None of these.


hi..
what will be the SUM of digits in each..
in each position, each of 3,4,6,7 will stay for 3! ways...WHY?
[highlight]say 3 is in units digit... how many such number are possible..

thousands digit.. any of 3
humdreds digit.. any of remaining 2
tens digit remaining one
units digit.. digit 3
[/highlight]
so \(3*2*1=3!=6\)..

so SUM is \(6*(3+4+6+7)=120..\)

so number = 120*thousand+120*hundred+120*ten+120*one=120*1000+120*100+120*10+120*1=133320
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Hi chetan2u: Can you please elaborate the highlighted part.Thank you

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DH99 wrote:
A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition is formed.All the possible numbers so formed are added and the sum is equal to P, which of the following is the value of P?

A.133200
B.123320
C.133220
D.133320
E.None of these.


least value=3,467
greatest value=7,643
3,467+7,643=11,110
11,110/2=5,555
4*6*5,555=133,320
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4*6*5,555=133,320
How do you come to the conclusion on the multiplication factors 4*6

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DH99 wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
DH99 wrote:
A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition is formed.All the possible numbers so formed are added and the sum is equal to P, which of the following is the value of P?

A.133200
B.123320
C.133220
D.133320
E.None of these.


hi..
what will be the SUM of digits in each..
in each position, each of 3,4,6,7 will stay for 3! ways...WHY?
[highlight]say 3 is in units digit... how many such number are possible..

thousands digit.. any of 3
humdreds digit.. any of remaining 2
tens digit remaining one
units digit.. digit 3
[/highlight]
so \(3*2*1=3!=6\)..

so SUM is \(6*(3+4+6+7)=120..\)

so number = 120*thousand+120*hundred+120*ten+120*one=120*1000+120*100+120*10+120*1=133320
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Hi chetan2u: Can you please elaborate the highlighted part.Thank you


Why? it is part of combinatorics. You have 3 digits (after one of 3,4, 6,7 is chosen) and all possible combinations for these digits in one number is 3!.

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gracie wrote:
DH99 wrote:
A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition is formed.All the possible numbers so formed are added and the sum is equal to P, which of the following is the value of P?

A.133200
B.123320
C.133220
D.133320
E.None of these.


least value=3,467
greatest value=7,643
3,467+7,643=11,110
11,110/2=5,555
4*6*5,555=133,320
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4*6*5,555=133,320
How do you come to the conclusion on the multiplication factors 4*6


hi FB2017,
I put 3 in the first position and counted 6 possible arrangements for 4,6,7.
hence, 4*6
I hope this helps
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hi FB2017,
I put 3 in the first position and counted 6 possible arrangements for 4,6,7.
hence, 4*6
I hope this helps
gracie


Dear Gracie,
I understand why you time 6
but I don't understand why you time 4?
Thank you very much

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each number will be represented 6 times (for the unit, tenth , hundred etc..)

Sum of unit Digit: 6 (7+6+4+3)=120
Sum of tenth Digit: 6 (7+6+4+3)=120
Sum of hundred Digit: 6 (7+6+4+3)=120
...

..120000
+..12000
+....1200
+......120
---------
...133320

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hi FB2017,
I put 3 in the first position and counted 6 possible arrangements for 4,6,7.
hence, 4*6
I hope this helps
gracie


Dear Gracie,
I understand why you time 6
but I don't understand why you time 4?
Thank you very much


hi pclawong,
I multiplied by 4 because there are 4 digits,
each giving 6 possible arrangements of the other 3
I hope this helps
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hey gracie, why did you divide 11110/2?

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hey gracie, why did you divide 11110/2?


hi aspreneur,

to find the arithmetic mean of the the lowest and highest value combinations,
to multiply it by the number of possible combinations
I hope this helps
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DH99 wrote:
A four digit number using the digits 3,4,6 and 7 without repetition is formed.All the possible numbers so formed are added and the sum is equal to P, which of the following is the value of P?

A.133200
B.123320
C.133220
D.133320
E.None of these.


Here is a formula:
(n-1)!*(Sum of n digits)*(1111...n times)
Thus, in this case: n = 4, Sum of 4 digits = 20; therefore Total Sum = 3!*20*1111 which is equal to 133320

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